..when Sue Waters requested assistance - Help me get my Twitter magic back I had to think about me and Twitter.
We've been having that 'autumn of twitter love' feeling. @dswaters prompted me to think more about our relationship....
We are above statistics, competition...marketing - that stuff.... it's all a bit - well, squirmy. Me and Twitter, we're above that.., we're sponTANeous.
we partied.. me and Twitter, met people, have wonderful global conversations... It's exciting, heady.
Me and Twitter - (we've been together for a year now) get our fun from chance conversations which spill over across other networks from chat to second life. They are often rich and exciting.
Bit busy mind - we found - me and Twitter that is. Then Twitter started to use me....I got a bit compulsive - bit like Alan Levine @cogdog - pressure to 'keep up'
Me and Twitter started to search for meaning, we found Charlie Schick useful in trying to understand our shallow yet enriching relationship...
Internet, wave 1 - mass broadcasting and publications
Internet, wave 2 - it's about the youniverse, many to many
Internet, wave 3 - it's about me and mine, few to few, in relevant and closely tied connections, making my First Life vibrant via my Second Life tools.
So where are me and Twitter today... Well, I think we're happily blending Charlie's wave 2 and 3. We just can't o past some of the 'many stuff'.
To quote Charlie Schick again:
One other thing that I look for now in social apps is that it makes my
first life, my life in the real world, richer, and that the folks in
that network make my life richer.
So do the chance meetings make us richer.. to a degree, yes, but only by accepting that our relationship is ..senseless, purposeless, and by chance. I have stopped expecting Twitter to 'improve' my life. me and Twitter now pick and choose, and often ignore each other. But when we spark - wow it's seductive.
We are cutting edge - modern and traditional simultaneously. We don't want to limit our relationship only to me and mine. But nor do I want to obsess about Twitter's other relationships.... Twitter and me, we want to listen to the world, but we are also exclusive - we want to revel in our individual relationship..
Twitter wears expensive sexy aftershave - and Target clothes.
So send a little Twitter love - oh, and let's ditch the stats stuff.....