Comments: Twitter - I'm not getting suckered again

But but I just twattering last week.... and I have 6 whole followers!! You telling me this is bunk :-)

Word. Its funny to play w and watch the "bigheads" It is fascinating to watch the culture of techno-alphas.

Little bit more hip on the blogs tho. Heck, I read this one!

Posted by Robert Cannon at April 29, 2009 12:15 PM


Heaven help me, I’ve just tweeted about this blog post. Surely this guy ( would accuse you of the most unpardonable of sins, not “getting it,” though your occasional interlocutor McHenry ( would tell you not to listen to him. LOL, as you kids say.


Posted by Tom Panelas at April 30, 2009 01:26 PM


i love it when i get directed to your blog.
every time i love it. so i've subscribed...

> Twitter is the distilled essence of
> top-down, broadcast, pontification

the good news is that, as the essence,
it's the last trip of the merry-go-round.

once twitter runs out of steam, as it will,
it won't be possible for "the broadcasters"
to sell us the bullshit in a new container...

well, i guess they could do it as haiku,
but that might be worth listening to... ;+)


Posted by bowerbird at May 2, 2009 08:41 PM

...I genuinely don't get your attitude to the Bigheads. I think you're right about them, about what they're getting out of it and how celebrity plays into it; what I don't get is why you (or anyone else) ever aspired to that status or expected to get it.

I honestly think it's a difference between the male-dominated part of the blogosphere and the women's blogosphere; in the latter, rather than being told you can be a star you're told you can be part of a community, which is an equal degree of bullshit but a very different one, one which maybe sets you up for less ego-brusing - and conversely means the blogosphere has never truly let me down. I like reading blogs. Sometimes I like writing in my own. It's just a platform, to me, not a race to the top, and I don't understand why you're so bitter.

Posted by Thene at May 3, 2009 03:13 PM

Your recent post directed my to Carr's article, which is almost 3 years old, and I followed up reading several of the older links that you had in the comments.

Hierarchies built not on merit but popularity, or even some random element, seem to the focus of your concerns.

Could you post some links regarding your thoughts about why these structures exist?

Posted by michael webster at June 2, 2009 10:11 AM

i've got over 100 people following me and I don't update.. what's wrong with everyone? do they have nothing better to do?

Posted by matt_e at June 12, 2009 09:29 AM