After thinking about Twitter, I couldn't come up with any reason why something like this would catch on, or benefit anyone in anyway. After going to class this week, I guess I was mistaken. I can really understand how Twitter could be used as an effective PR tool. It can get information out to millions of people, very quickly. I could also see how it might be useful if I was going to Disneyland and wanted to see if the lines were long or the weather was good. These examples were brought up in class and it made sense how Twitter might be useful. I haven't signed up for Twitter yet, truthfully I don't know if I will. Sometimes I feel like I already have so many things online to check everyday, why would I want ANOTHER thing to look at or waste time with when I should be doing homework.
I don't know... All I know is that it's SO hard to keep up with our ever-changing technology. And this whole idea of being able to track people, wherever they go, with their phones, is a little too much for me. Maybe I don't want everybody to know where I am at all times. Maybe I want to remain mysterious and have a little ME time.
Someone made a comment in class about going to his cabin and being away from all technology. I have the exact same situation. My family built a cabin in the very secluded mountains of Idaho. We own 10 acres, so we are very isolated. We don't have TV, phones, internet, anything!!! And it is GLORIOUS! Seriously, it's one of my favorite places on Earth. It's quiet and beautiful. I look forward to getting away from it all every time I go there. It's a relief to get away from the craziness of this world we live in. My dad asked my siblings and I if we were interested in getting TV at the cabin, and it was a unanimous NO!
I agree that technology can be a great thing. It can make things easier and faster. I used technology everyday. It's hard to go an entire day without it if it's readily available to us. But getting away from it for a time, can be grand!