“You’re in a terrible spot. It’s too late for you to retreat but too soon to act. All you can do is witness. You’re in the miserable position of an infant who cannot return to the mother’s womb, but neither can he run around and act. All an infant can do is witness and listen to the stupendous tales of action being told to him. You are at that precise point now. You cannot go back to the womb of your old world, but you cannot act with power either. For you there is only witnessing acts of power and listening to tales of power.”
Carlos Castaneda

Tales of Power

Sort-of-Goodbye Twitter

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Train of thought:

  • For some years I’ve been living my life without Media (TV, newspapers, radio) – and my life has become better for it.
  • I initially liked twitter because it had an unknown quality to it – talking to nobody… yet people listening – who knows where that can go.
  • Twitter is no longer about unknown – it is more predictable – it is about ambition, it is about selling… more followers…celebrity… attention economy… bla bla bla…
  • Twitter is now generating more noise for me then interest. It has a tinge of entertainment value – but hardly enough to justify the noise.
  • I can still find a smile and place in my heart for twitter… but I don’t have faith in it’s future.
  • There are more affective (primitive – like email) means of communication for those people with whom I wish to communicate or who may wish to communicate with me.
  • Twitter is no longer about twitter, it is about making money from twitter.
  • I blog mostly for myself, though it’s nice to know others read it as well… but not really important.
  • I update twitter mostly for myself, though it’s nice to know others are listening … but not really important. My twitter updates are aggregated to my blog.
  • Over recent days I have shut down my online twitter clients and instead occasionally visited twitter.com … less and less…
  • I am embracing this new twitter consuming pattern… it feels better now.

So in a way – this is a sort-of-Goodbye twitter

If you are of the few people with whom I’ve been actively communicating through twitter please know I am no longer there like I used to be. I’d love to keep in touch with you – it’s easy: iamronen [at] iamronen.com  . If you see my status updates in twitter – please know that I am not very likely to see your responses – at least not in real time. So if you really want to respond – write me.

After thoughts..

I’ve have a theory churning in mind about what’s currently happening to twitter – it has to do with quality. I don’t have any idea what’s going to happen with twitter, I don’t want to and I don’t really care – it’s not important any more. I do know that its quality is decreasing and going to continue doing so – and I have a feeling that in some correlation to that – it’s value will rise. I am not big on theories so I don’t know if I will get around to putting it into words. If I will – I will send a twitter update about it 🙂

This entry was posted in Business, Expanding, outside, Twitter Updates. You are welcome to read 3 comments and to add yours

2 Comments

  1. Posted April 28, 2009 at 6:28 am | Permalink

    hey ronen,
    bit sad to see you go from twitter, but on another hand who cares, you’re my friend and I have you on my skype and my phone number.
    I’m still amazed and surprised by the amount of time you dedicated to twitter, I thought you’d be dedicating much less.

    Farewall 🙂

  2. Sis
    Posted April 29, 2009 at 8:14 am | Permalink

    Good thing I wasn’t in such a rush to sign up to twitter when you asked me to…
    I like the more traditional methods of email, skype, messenger and your blog to communicate with you – more personal i guess.
    Sis

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