Dear Self-Obsessed Nerds

From ValleWag

I'm not interested in what you had for breakfast. I don't need to know when you leave for work. Got stuck in bad traffic? Keep it to yourself. Your work habits aren't even important to your coworkers. Your lunch choices matter to no one. Now you're reading your favorite blogs? Color me uninterested. When you leave work, I don't want to hear it. If you go out for drinks, keep it between you and the bartender. And when you get home, don't share your TV viewing habits. They're about as interesting as watching paint dry. What are you doing? I really don't care.

Yours truly, Dave

(Shawn's Comment: LMAO Dave is talking about those folks signed up to Twitter.com and I've gotta agree with him!)

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The No Stink Loo

I have been catching bits and pieces about Twitter lately but hadn't bothered to check it out.

What I've seen of it doesn't surprise me. Listening to some of the tech podcasts, like This Week in Tech and This Week in Media, the hubris and narcissism of a lot of the technarati is just breathtaking. Every shiny bauble they trot out is "revolutionary", every flavor of the moment is going to unseat some corporate behemoth or turn some existing something into the "2.0" version of itself.

Internet radio is going to destroy traditional radio. You Tube is going to make movie studios obsolete with "everyman" and "independent" productions. Google Video is going to supplant the broadcast network with the same. Podcasting (Funny how that name stuck around even after Leo Laporte damn near called for a nomenclature jihad after ingesting one rumor too many...) is going be the new Voice of the People. Blogs, and now video cell phones, are going to spawn legions of "citizen reporters" and replace the existing news industry.

So it comes as little surprise that some new gimcrack that that lets you "microblog" (Heard that one just yesterday) about the riveting goings on of your lower GI tract in the last thirty-six seconds has caught on. I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to a blow by blow account of Robert Scobel's prostate exam... ;-)

DD

"the hubris and narcissism

"the hubris and narcissism of a lot of the technarati is just breathtaking."

Amen. It's like they have to excited about *everything* in order to justify their existence. No one seems to want to remain objective, even aloof, from all of this technology in order to give their audience unbiased information.
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Shawn King
Host/Executive Producer
Your Mac Life
http://www.yourmaclifeshow.com

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