Why I didn’t Use Twitter.com Yet

I know twitter.com came. I know it is getting traction. I know it is a hot topic. And I have tried it months before. But I don’t plan to use it.

We have to agree that not every tool is right for every person, right? We have to agree that if I don’t use some service, it does not mean that this service is not useful, right?

There are many new things on the Internet, from RSS, SNS, Podcast, etc. You name it. But, I do believe in blog. In my “Internet History Book”, there are several big steps in Internet.

Step 1: Email (with FTP, and all such command based Internet applications). For the first time in the history of human, people can communicate so easily.

Step 2: Browser. For the first time in history, getting information became so easy.

Step 3: Blogging. Blogging makes it so simple to publish something on the Internet. I didn’t made something impossible possible, it just made thing so simple – simple enough for everyone to use.

That is Communication to Read-only Web to Writable Web.

Among the three big trends, there are many smaller trends, like push technology, like BT, like RSS, like Twitter, like Wiki… But they are just smaller trends, and does not affect big scale of people.

Twitter is the small step. I am a strong believer of “long term”, and keep doing something to accumulate what I did. I don’t plan to do twitter for long term – I know how hard it is to update a blog once per day (I even didn’t find out any time in the last three days), so I know it is almost impossible for me to write hourly (although it is just one sentence) on twitter for long time.

5 Comments

  1. Of course I agree with your statements, “We have to agree that not every tool is right for every person, right? We have to agree that if I don’t use some service, it does not mean that this service is not useful, right?”

    Each person has to decide what level of interaction they want with their community and what tools are best suited for this.

    Right now tools like Twitter are in and of themselves only a “small” step. But I wonder if the increasing popularity of such tools represents a longer term trend towards a more interactive or social experience that might come to represent a “big” trend – given the ability to be increasingly social with a community not just physcially close to you but also one that might be spread around the globe.

  2. New York Times article published: April 10, 2007:

    The administration announced yesterday that it was filing two cases against China at the World Trade Organization. The first is over China’s failure to crack down on pirated goods like movies and books. It will also challenge Chinese restrictions on the distribution of foreign films, music and more.

    How could this be? We all know that piracy is illegal in China. No one in China would ever buy or sell any pirated goods.

  3. I don’t like it either. There’s so many new hyped stuff around internet these days. Few are useful.

  4. Well. Don’t get me wrong. I think twitter.com IS a great application and is innovative. I just explained why “I” don’t use it, but I would still say, it is a great application.

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