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Twitter v. Blog

By - July 02, 2008


Somehow, this felt fine on Twitter:

My Mac FAILED. After downloading a new OS (560 MBS!!!!) Rummaged around and found a four year old OSX disc…and MAGIC. It worked!

But wrong on this site. The magic was truly … magic. I booted off the CD I found, it checked the web, downloaded the right version of the OS again, and after about 25 minutes of downloading and busy bee-ing, the damn thing booted up as if nothing had happened. This after my Mac was literally DEAD. FAILED.

I am so happy. Then again. What the fuck, Steve Jobs? What if I didn’t know about how do to this? Oh, I hate to love you so much, Macintosh.

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6 thoughts on “Twitter v. Blog

  1. Why is there a “v.” always? Shouldn’t it be a “&”?

    Smile! Gerrit – We speak Online.

  2. Perry says:

    It’s funny, I’m also trying to get my head around the overlapping dynamics of twitter and blog posting. For sure, Twitter falls into the stream of conversation model, while blogs seem “more like writing than talking”.

    Conversations get engaged on blogs, but not the way a conversation feels on twitter. When I follow you on twitter, I expect more personal and casual snippits. More steven wright, less jack handy.

  3. nmw says:

    Twitter is simply another case of the wisdom of the language at work (cf. the standard definition of the term in any English dictionary).

    In the future, dictionaries themselves will be superfluous ( “commercial twitter” will simply be whatever you find at 🙂

  4. Helene K. says:

    I have been reading JBS for years, but have only been following on twitter for about a week and a half. While I have *only* bookmarked 13 posts on my aggregator, I have already favorite-ed numerous posts of JB on twitter for the reason noted by Perry above.

  5. The interactive style of Twitter can hardly be matched by blogs.

  6. Twitter is a world of its own completely.