Twitter is still being figured out. Some snippets from iShift follow
"Upstart social media phenomenon Twitter has been generating plenty of conversation on its impacts and meaning—practical, technological, and even spiritual.
Media consultant Steven Vedro, for example, just posted a new essay on his blog called "Twitter, Ambient Awareness, and Spiritual Practice." Former IONS staff member Stephen Dinan recently posted "The Spiritual Importance of Twitter" on his blog (check out the cautionary response of "mattbert" a few comments below it).
Other perspectives on how Twitter is reflecting and impacting both public-collective and individual consciousness include the following:
- "The Internet as Online Confessional" (Christian Science Monitor online, July 27) comments on the mixed blessings of anonymity and digital "purging."
- "Why We Can't Stop Looking" (Salon.com, July 24) charts the evolution of pop culture to "peep culture."
- And this insightful piece from Seattle-based the Stranger on how Twitter is affecting what and how we communicate with each other.