I must be getting old. I find twitter enables a curious social behavior, seemingly aimed at extroverted people, and some would say at its extreme, narcissistic.
While I don’t use twitter myself, or even Facebook, I do blog, ergo, I must be one of them too. Myself, I am simply interested in the technology as the human factor seems to be hurtling towards Singularity at a rate I no longer can understand.
I spend a lot of time in front of computers, I mean at least 8 hours a day for the last 18 years or so, mostly as a professional Software Engineer. As a Software Designer, I find twitter interesting, but why don’t we design the equivalent of twitter on video (with sound) instead of text? YouTwitter would allow you to record a video for 5 - 7 seconds (or whatever). We certainly have the computing horsepower, the bandwidth, and what seems to be a critical mass of cell phones with video/audio record functions and wifi capabilities. Not to mention any computer/laptop/netbook/media center/(Xbox?) with a microphone, web cam, and internet connection. Which essentially means the same size market as “regular” twitter is today, but rather than serving up text, now serving 5 second video (with audio).