jul 18

Twitter in Wired

In Wired, Clive Thompson describes the "telepathic awareness of the people" that makes Twitter so engaging. I described this as "ambient friend awareness" a while back, but I love Clive's analogy: "It's like proprioception, your body's ability to know where your limbs are.... Twitter and other constant-contact media create social proprioception. They give a group of people a sense of itself, making possible weird, fascinating feats of coordination."

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Some pretty thoughtful Twitter thinking over at Rands as well. Specifically, the ideas of "casual information" and the advantages of such a spartan feature set.

posted by Jim Ray at 12:20 PM on July 18, 2007

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