Popular internet tools are overblown forums?
Discuss. I am just kidding. But I was spending all day on facebook and actually it is pretty nice site that actually has some usefulness. For example, if you look at all of the political groups and how they bring in thousands of members. I know obama has benefited from it.
It is just amazing how these "forum" like apps are just tweaked out discussion forums. Twitter? twitter is one of the top 50 websites on the planet (per Time magazine). Amazing.
twitter will fade out. its a fad, not a useful tool for communication.
So what you're saying is that the Web is really a tool for human interaction?
Twitter has some future I think but it can't function as a website in its own right.
On Blah we had a shoutbox for a short while.
On Facebook there is the "[John Doe] is ..." functionality.
Facebook also has 'the wall'
So there is obviously a need/market for ultrashort communications in the same way that SMS/text messages became the killer app for cell phones.
So I guess where email has as short version in the form of text messages, blogs or forums posts can have a short version as well. But it needs more focus on subject and audience than Twitter has.
Locutus of Borg
July 11th, 2007 5:06am
Facebook is very cool, been using it about 4/5 months and its great for short comms and keeping in contact with people over long distance
what are you reading for?
July 11th, 2007 6:10am
"these "forum" like apps are just tweaked out discussion forums"
yeah, and the model T was just a tweaked up version of an oldsmobile, or something.
the secret is in the tweaking.
heroin addicted ari$--tocrat
July 11th, 2007 8:48am
Actually the secret of the Model T was in conveyor assembly, making it cheap and quick to build, thus making it affordable to the general public.
you don't say.
BTW the eggs were ok, if a little runny.
July 11th, 2007 8:56am
> keeping in contact with people over long distance
son of parnas
July 11th, 2007 12:16pm