Shane: Blah blah blah workish blah blah blah.
Emma: Mm. Or maybe, something a bit more Web 2.0?
Shane: 'Web two point oh'?
Emma: Mm. (pause) What?
Shane: Where did you learn to speak like that?
Emma: Like what?
Shane: 'Like Web 2.0'.
Emma: I read things.
Shane: Well, what are you on about?
Emma: Y' know, new technologies, new media, new ways of communicating - Facebook, Twitter, 3G technologies -
Shane: Whoaaaaaaa! Just calm down for a minute, there!
Emma: - You know you're going to have to.
Shane: Och och och and och!
Emma: Am I right?
Especially spurred on, I think, by Stephen Fry's everywhereness and his prosthletising about the many merits of Twitter, people who I would not have imagined playing along with such sports, have been. (*whispers* And yes alright so maybe it does look a bit fun). But do I really want to start something that I really don't think that I'd sustain? And isn't it all just going to turn out a bit Facebook. And - most pertinently - what is it that people are getting out of all of this? I mean, really getting out of it. Apart from the warm glow of feeling connected - in an acceptably mundane sort of way. I mean, apart from that, what is it?
I'm feeling archaic, like a bit of a dinosaur, like the sort of person to whom the idea of public lists of his friends or 'followers' would feel odd. What about the uncouth and the deranged - the ones not on the list? Now, if Jesus were alive today... well, 'whale of a time', he'd lap it up - fish to water, duck to pond, Hart to Hart. But I'm not Jesus.
(blog posting interruptus)
I've just watched a short film, 'Twitter in plain English', on the Twitter site. It was... it was... it was really nice - when Carla discovered that Steve had a passion for baseball, and when she discovered that Julia was reading a new investment book, and when everyone - yes, everyone - discovered that Carla - herself - had a new passion for Van Halen!
Too good, just too good. I felt all warm inside. I want that feeling. I want that feeling that Carla had.
Perhaps when I've got a moment one weekend.