Wednesday, June 25, 2008 Posted by Marc Esher at 8:14 AM
Peep dis: within the past year, we hired this young kid named Mike. I call him Facebook (because he's young, natch) and he calls me Gramps. It's great. Anyway, i bust his balls because he's on this twitter thing, and he "tweets", and i'll be damned if that's not the fairiest sounding word ever verbed. Every time I type it I want to kick my own ass. So I'm at cfunited and I'm wondering, "is that little bastard doing any work today while I'm gone?" I sign up for twitter and try to follow him, seeing if he's tweeting away every 5 minutes instead of doing whatever it is he does at work. Well, he wasn't tweeting, so I assume he was on youtube or some other time drain. Anyway, here's what I'm wondering, now that I'm on this thing: what's the value? What will it bring my life that I don't already have? In what ways are people using it that helps you out day to day? I'm not asking as a smartass. I'm asking because I really want to know. i'm at twitter.com/marcesher I don't know why yet. Maybe after every 10 tweets (dammit!) they'll send me a free dunkin donuts gift card or something.