I’ve been Twittering for awhile now. Over the four day weekend, I decided I’d take a break from it. And I discovered that I really didn’t miss it much. At first my intent was to unplug entirely from the interwebs and technology. Yeah, I should have known that wouldn’t work for a long weekend. First of all, I was playing with my Flip camera, so there were video downloads to do. It kind of snowballed from there.
I’ve been playing around a bit with FriendFeed. As I learn more about FF, the more I like it. Now that I’ve figured out how to tone down some of the noise, I find the content in general to be interesting and some of the discussions there to be rather lively…and sometimes silly (which is fine with me).
There are always going to be people who say that people use these tools the “wrong” way, which I don’t really understand. I haven’t noticed that any of them come with a rules list on how to use them. So how can there really be a wrong way or a right way? Different users are going to use things different ways and for different purposes. Right?
Kind of like library patrons.
I don’t know that I’m entirely abandoning Twitter quite yet. (Although some of their issues do get tiring.) But for me, FF is a richer, more interesting experience overall. Now is there any useful application for the greater library?