As you might have noticed thereâ€™s a new item on the sidebar off to the right â€“ thatâ€™s right, I have a Twitter account.
I used to be (and still am) pretty disdainful of Twitter as a whole â€“ I remember thinking â€˜wtf?â€™ when Ashton Kutcher suggested that the guys who wrote Twitter would be remembered in the same vein as Alexander Graham Bell. Itâ€™s very hard to find anything of substance on there â€“ itâ€™s hard to be profound in 140 characters, unless you truly have a way with words. That is not something I can say about the majority of Twitterâ€™s denizens, most of whom seem content to dial a number provided to them by some teen idol on reflex.
That said, Iâ€™ve come to a compromise of sorts, since I have occasionally found that my immediate reaction to something can sometimes be fairly snarky, which is an attribute I value very highly. So I did end up getting an account to preserve quick thoughts like that, thoughts around which I might eventually craft a more coherent opinion.
So, long story short, if youâ€™re wondering what Iâ€™m up to in the lengthy interval between my blog updates, the sidebar I just added should tide you over until I find something new to write about.