More kinds of blogs? ughhhh….

While I’ve been sort of moderately fascinated by Twitter, I’ve never really gotten into it. It seems like a site/service more suited to someone more mobile than me. I hate cell phones. I’m guess I’m old.

Anyway, I decided to look Twitter up on Wikipedia and see if the entry there had any interesting insights about it. Not really, but it did point me to Pownce, which it describes as “Twitter on steroids”. Pownce is apparently useful for not only micro-blogging but also file sharing. Kind of a cool idea, actually.

I also learned about Tumblelogs. OK — this is just getting ridiculous. I quote the mighty Wiki:

A tumblelog “favors short-form, mixed-media posts over the longer editorial posts frequently associated with blogging. Common post formats found on tumblelogs include links, photos, quotes, dialogues, and video. Unlike blogs, this format is frequently used to share the author’s creations, discoveries, or experiences without providing a commentary.”

Ok, I actually think that is kind of cool, and it’s probably what a lot of people use blogs for in the first place. I still find that I don’t really want to read, or even use RSS to monitor, most such sites. I’m sure very few people regularly read this blog, and I even sometimes post useful stuff.

Not sure where I’m going with this…just wanted to blabber about it.

3 thoughts on “More kinds of blogs? ughhhh….

  1. Sean McGoldrick

    The thing I like about Twitter is the connection it makes between blogging and texting. As well as that it’s very simple to use. I’m only new to it of course so I can’t say too much about it but it does look like fun.

  2. Toni L.

    I like Twittervision as an alternative to television and as a kind of window into the zeitgeist (sp.?). Anyway, I find it a fun, little diversion from the humdrum. How it will evolve remains to be seen.


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