Twiring about Twitter

"Twitter is a social networking and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the author's profile page and delivered to the author's subscribers who are known as followers.

Goodness me, what would we do without Tweets? I don't know…maybe meet a friend for tea and talk in real life. Or just do something for us, without requiring constant acknowledgement from the outside world? Someday I will take the time to analyze the world of Facebook, Twitter, Typepad and Blogspot. And it probably won't be a kind analysis. An interesting observation, maybe the opposite about what some think of me. The less I blog, the more content I am. The constant need for outside attention strikes me as a lack of contentedness.

Funny story. Well, not really. Last fall I went on a hike up Longs Peak. I'd been reading some Ed Abbey and was in this sort of cantankerous, misanthrope place. Anti-technology, ready to just live and not broadcast it to the world. So I killed my Facebook page and my old blog, offcamber.com, that day.

Next thing I knew, people are wondering where I am, thinking I'd lost my mind. Not really, I just didn't want to shout out my life to the world constantly in 12-point font. I think I'll stop blogging all together soon, as well as Facebook. I've got everything I need, and it doesn't require these internet social networks. If you want my story once that happens, you'll have to buy the book! 

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