Welcome to the bloggy home of Noah Brier. I'm the co-founder of Percolate and general internet tinkerer. This site is about media, culture, technology, and randomness. It's been around since 2004 (I'm pretty sure). Feel free to get in touch. Get in touch.

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Why Twitter?

Most people who have used Twitter have received the question/statement, “why would anyone ever use it? No one cares what I ate for lunch today.” I particularly liked this answer for Crooked Timber, “By the way, if you neither like nor understand Twitter, that’s perfectly OK: no-one is making you follow anyone.”

Basically, who cares who cares if you care? Or, in a slightly less cryptic way, what’s the difference if anyone is listening or not you’re enjoying yourself?

Anyway, I’ve said this before when asked if I had advice for grasping what’s going on online: Go screw around. If you don’t like what’s happening, that’s totally cool, at least you’ve got your own opinion. I think it’s a much better way to be.

December 17, 2008