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Rex Sorgatz

Trying really fucking hard to not be part of the problem.

jul 18
2007

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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