So, not sure how many of you tracked the Zuckerberg keynote last week
at SXSW, but while I was there in Austin, an odd thing happened.
It seemed to me to be the first time I saw Twitter used in a way that
had a negative impact. Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but the
anger of the crowd at Zuckerberg's keynote interview seemed to be
fueled further by the fact people were venting in Twitter at the same
time. In this instance, Twitter seemed to be like pouring gasoline on
a fire, making the reaction to a poor interview far worse than it was
(IMHO of course.)
Further, I have to say... the whole use of Twitter and mobile devices
at the conference really depressed me. It seemed like every ten
seconds no matter who you were with, they all kept looking down at
their iPhones and basically taking themselves out of whatever was
going on. I know I'm becoming a Luddite and all, but honestly... put
down the damn iPhone, Blackberry or whatever it is you use already!
It's really becoming beyond annoying.
Getting too old before my time I guess.
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