Articles tagged in blogging

  1. Microblogging is such a waste of time

    From Leo Laport: Buzz Kill.

    It makes me feel like everything I’ve posted over the past four years on Twitter, Jaiku, Friendfeed, Plurk, Pownce, and, yes, Google Buzz, has been an immense waste of time. I was shouting into a vast echo chamber where no one could hear me because they were too busy shouting themselves. All this time I’ve been pumping content into the void like some chatterbox Onan.

    Thousands of tweets and countless Facebook status updates later, I am also coming to the same conclusion. Updates of life from the last two years have been mostly void. There wasn't even an easy way to backup my data from Facebook.

  2. Twitter Killed My Blog

    Just in case you have not noticed, I have not been blogging here as frequently as I used to be. It certainly feels pretty dead here. During the exercise of searching for the killer of my blog, I found that there has been an increasing activity at Twitter, where I wrote "tweets" on things popping up during the day.

    Twitter It is just so much less work than blogging. No more logging into WordPress. No more thinking about a catching title. No more battling with my broken English. Since I use TwitterFox on Firefox, and bound the key to <F9>, I just press the key to bring up the window, type in a short message, press enter and I have done some micro-blogging! In fact, due to the 140 character limitation on Twitter I actually cannot talk about something deep and meaningful. Far too easy for me.

    Twitter now also has integration with Facebook, where your new tweets can automatically update your Facebook status. While it sounds useful, it really severely limits what you can tweet about, as Facebook automatically prefixes "Scott is" in front of my status.

    Anyway. Don't be alerted when you have not seen me blogging for a while. Check my Twitter feed for latest updates.

    (The actual reason why I have not been blogging is of course my own lazyness :)