Saturday, February 21, 2009


A random moment on twitter. Some guy's son is undergoing surgery and he keeps posting updates about what's going on—in response to that someone else posted how pathetic he was, spending time on twitter while his son was so sick. Wow.

I get both their points of view. It does seem ridiculous to be filling total stranger in on his son's blood levels and medications, but I totally get that when you're in an insanely stressful situation, it really helps to be busy and have a sense of purpose. This poor guy sounds like he's out of his mind with worry and typing is keeping him grounded in the real world. For the most part I'm finding twitter a waste of time and energy, but I can see what an outlet it is for someone who's freaking out.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

I suspect most things we do are a waste of time and energy - or could be viewed as such by someone else. As in your recent post that the person reading the blog/website doesn't care who hosts it, Twitter - or, really, nearly any medium in which one writes - is a medium for someone to reach out to another person, or community, in some fashion.

And like with anything, if you don't use it, it's useless. If you don't know what you want out of it, it's a waste of time unless you decide to see where it takes you.