Thursday, February 05, 2009

Are You A Twit?

Today's e-wired world allows us to keep in touch like never before.

We read yesterday about a Google Maps app that allows you sign up to literally see where your various friends are, at any given time, on a map.

There's also Twitter, which allows you to receive short messages from a Twitterer, who can let you know what they're doing 24/7. People who sign up to receive those messages are called "followers," but we think a better term would be "twits," or maybe "twit-nits."

The Washington Post recently had an article on Senator Mark Warner's embrace of Twitter, to send messages to his twit-nit followers on his various doings. Hey, we like Senator Warner, but honestly, we don't need to know what he's doing every moment.

We guess these are just the logical extensions of instant messaging, Facebook/My Space, blogging and other social networking tools. We imagine it won't be long before people are wearing glasses that record everything they see, so that you can sign up for their visual feed. Then we can watch each other watching each other's feeds!

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