After an initial 30-second look, whenever, I kept seeing reference to it, and so I looked more deeply last week, I think. Sat through the demo and everything. I do not get it. Not in the least. Not in the slightest.
Now, I can think of a couple of people who aren’t close family members where I might be interested to see what they may be up to at any given moment, presuming they took the time to log it, but it seems to me like a lot of effort to go to for something that’s so fleeting and superficial ("OK, but that was 5 minutes ago; what are you doing now?"). I suppose it’s precisely what makes me so interested in blogs that concurrently makes me so profoundly uninterested in Twitter. If you’re interesting — eclectic and eccentric, even a kook, is better — then I am interested to know what’s going on with you. But I want the highlights. The most interesting stuff. The stuff you put some effort into, or what others put effort into riling you up about.
On the other hand, of my current reading stack, Jump Point by Tom Hayes is getting the most attention at the moment. He’s dialed in and the conclusion I’m coming to is that the Internet is eventually — if not already — going to be something akin to Kowloon and Hong Kong to some large exponential power. What I’m referring to is the unplanned, organic nature of a city where there’s a density that creates its own dynamics. It’s a very interesting book.