Twitter jumps the shark

12 05 2009
from flickr user:  Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

from flickr user: Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

I’ll readily admit I’m often behind the times when taking to the latest internet fad. I never really took much notice of Twitter. While blogging may seem like the ultimate vanity, the idea behind Twitter seemed to take this one step further. I don’t believe people care terribly about “what you’re doing right now…”.

My views on this have hardened further this week. I noticed a “follow us on Twitter” sign at the local swim school that my child attends. OK, so I might be a little bit interested in what celebrities or pre-eminent people are doing. But I couldn’t give much of a rats about what the swim school is up to in terms of hourly updates.

There’s been a noticeable upsurge in coverage of Twitter in the press this last week or two. All this is evidence enough for me that this particular fad has “jumped the shark“.

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