Art continues to imitate life as Twitter remains a target.
My favorite recent comic–
And a few snippits from Pultizer Prize winning columnist Leonard Pitts on why he won't Twitter his life away…
"When I first heard of this latest advance (?) in interpersonal
communication, I pegged it as a fad that would be big among high school
and college students — i.e., young people, who frequently have the
attention span of a squirrel on cocaine. Last week's presidential
speech to a joint session of Congress shows how wrong I was."
"In the '90s, you often heard people complain of how memoir writers
and afternoon talk shows had turned our public spaces into a communal
confessional, intimate secrets once necessary for whispering now
shouted into the ether like an order at a fast-food joint. Ten years
later, we are not just sharing secrets; we are sharing lives. And not
the good parts, either, but the banal, the mundane, the everyday.
darned if I can see the fascination. I mean, I'm not surprised that
technology allows this. But I am surprised that people — by the
thousands — buy in to it."
"Indeed, you have to wonder if, as communication becomes ever easier, we
have not gone in the opposite direction, crossing the point of
diminishing returns as we did. More people have more ways to reach more
people than at any point in history. But it turns out — read a message
board or an unsolicited email, if you don't believe me — many of us
don't have a whole lot to say. Unless, that is, you find some socially
redeeming value in banality, cruelty and crudity, which have become
Thoughts? Agree, disagree?