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Twitter: You've Added Meaning to My Life and Changed Me


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This past weekend was an emotional roller coaster. It all started with a post on Twitter from Veronica:

Pass this around, if there's anyone you know that could be a liver donor to this little guy http://tinyurl.com/5zbtfu So sad.

I was checking my Twitter feed on my iPhone just before going to bed Friday night, after a long day of work and family. I read that tweet, followed the link, read the blog post about Wyatt's fight for life, put the phone on my night stand haunted. I couldn't get it out of my head. I couldn't pick up my phone and continue my life as I had before reading that tweet. I'm a new father, and I could only imagine being in the same situation and crying out for help. Echoing in my head was:

And whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world."

Oh Twitter... How Thou Hast Ruined Me


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Sylva looked at my blog and pointed out I haven't posted in about two months. Since getting on Twitter and really starting to use it my blogging has evaporated. I didn't blog a lot before Twitter, but since Twitter I almost never blog.

So, what is it about Twitter that is so compelling for me? It's short. Posting is fast with Twhirl. I think well in short bursts. I don't feel compelled to develop a deeply thought out, well composed and edited blog post. In the past I've spent hours and hours writing blog posts on technical subjects. It takes a lot of time to get them right. Twitter is just so immediate.

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