Back in my day, we didn’t have no tek-now-low-gee! We didn’t have no “eye emm” or “arr ess ess” feeds. If we wanted to know what someone was doing, we went to their blog! And we liked it! Twitteryfloo!
This is a little how I feel about the current state of social computing in general. Facebook, Twitter, Feed Readers, and the like* have all come into this space, and for the life of me, I just can’t figure out a way to make them relevant to my social communication experience. I like the blog form. The page design. The sense of place. Sorta how I like album art and liner notes with my music. It gives context. It creates ambiance. It feels personal.
Does that make me a Luddite? Help me understand how these new tools meet certain needs and goals of your social computing experience. Does anyone have a keen sense of what they have lost since adopting their use? Anyone? Let the crickets commence their chirping!
*I do chat (as of the last year or so), and I do text (sparingly), and I do use LinkedIn.