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Twitter and Ambient Awareness

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Being a Twitter user myself (mikesol007), I’ve often wondered what purpose it truly serves in the context of my life. This New York Times article sums it up pretty succinctly. In a nutshell, each individual twitter by itself is meaningless, but in true gestalt fashion, as a whole, Twitter feeds give you an “ambient awareness” of what’s going on in your friends’ lives, a sort of “distant telepathy.”

One step closer to a singularity-spawned hive mind, eh?

via BoingBoing via NYT


September 8, 2008 - Posted by | News, Philosophy, Science and Technology, Software

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