New Fangled

Technology be damned.

5 Responses to “New Fangled”

  1. Dan says:

    Good find. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f30D3LSe-kY Mickey Rooney is less amused than anybody.

  2. matt says:

    In higher ed, it seems that there are technological evangelists who think that Twitter is the greatest thing since sliced bread, and that every professor and every administrator at a college should be using it as a communications path.

    I just don’t get it. I’m not a Luddite – I’ve got a Facebook page, and a couple of blogs, and a bunch of forums online that I’m a regular contributor to. But Twitter just seems completely useless to me, especially for any “serious” purpose.

    Do any of you guys use it?

  3. Dan says:

    I use it, but strictly for networking purposes and smarmy remarks about the Sabres. It’s kind of like booze…it can be used well to connect with others and share a quick thought or two. Too much of it leads to lexicon vomit and social shame.

    Networking-wise, it’s a hotbed for web development stuff. It makes sense, because anybody who does anything trendy and web-based probably has an account, and so it can basically act like one giant RSS feed for every techie site out there.

  4. Pitt says:

    Never used it, read a couple of “tweets” via some online portal or something. Find it pretty annoying and self-important.

    @Dan,

    Mickey Rooney isn’t amused by anything that came about over the last 50 years. Its the same of, crotchety old fart shtic (sp?) used by a rooney-esque commentators on radio and TV. I’m about a rung or two below matt on the technology ladder; no Luddite, but no early adopter, either. And frankly twitter is about as relevant to my life as Zimbabwean currency.

  5. Dan says:

    That’s fine. It’s a tool, not by any means a necessity. And yes, its networking advantages are largely over-shadowed by people who can find out what celebrities are eating for breakfast.

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