While I haven't blogged in awhile, I have been busy writing and reading (some online, most brick-and-mortar). One example: I'm closely following news about Twitter and mobile phones because I think they have incredibly potential for communication and creativity.
To keep track of this information for myself and to share with anyone else who is interested, I have started a Twitter articles page. It features links to noteworthy Twitter articles. From the page's intro:
Twitter, the free microblogging service started in 2006, has been used to influence elections in the United States and Iran, break news about natural disasters and political happenings, and gather donations to assist Haitians after the devastating January 2010 earthquake.
While critics deride Twitter, I continually find merit in it. It is powerful in a ground-level way, giving private citizens, companies, organizations and thought leaders (potentially influential) voice on any subject (significant and trivial) they desire. I look forward to seeing how it evolves.
So, will Twitter
disappear, as other social networks have? In my opinion, no. It
has substantial market share, and while anyone can create their own
140-character microblogging network, terms like "tweet", "tweeting",
"followers", "Twitterville", etc. will most likely be synonymous for describing microblogging — referencing the only substantial,
well-populated microblogging community existing today.
read anything I can find about Twitter. Below is my list of noteworthy
Twitter articles, including news on new developments, trends and uses
of Twitter. It has been sifted to remove much of the fluff: while it's
a noteworthy trend that many celebrities have found a comfortable,
digital way to constantly communicate with tweet-reading fans, I
won't report on it — they are easy enough to find on their own, and are
often only "ego-casting" or "life-casting" (brief missives on what they
ate for breakfast, what they're wearing, who they're hanging out with,
I'll add to this as I find more articles. Questions and comments are always welcome.
I'll announce new articles added in quick posts on this blog.
Regarding life-casting, I found a gem: the Museum of Modern Celebrity Tweets, which shows celebrity life-casting in a humorous light. Above is an illustration of a recent tweet by musician Nick Jonas. Odessa Begay is its illustrator and, I suppose, head curator. Found via Holy Kaw! at Alltop
FYI: My mobile phone articles page is in the works.