My comment on Twitter. I tried to follow it during the debate but I really don’t care for that type of fast scrolling talk. I cannot follow that type of rapid-fire conversation. I remember when they had chat rooms (maybe they still do) and it scrolled like that. I much prefer conference-type talk such as blogs, or what I belonged to back in the mid-90s which at that time they called conferences.


2 Responses to “Twitter”

  1. meconnors Says:

    I agree. I wasn’t too interested in the site.

  2. Marcella Says:

    I thought it was interesting that you compared the fast-paced scrolling of Twitter to chat rooms. I think that using chat rooms in my early teens had a significant impact on the way that I process digital media today. One obvious change it brought about was my typing speed… I went from typing 12 wpm the month before I got my first AOL disk to 60 wpm the next, and about 90 wpm the month after that. I remember sitting in chat rooms struggling to get my “voice” heard before the comment I was responding to scrolled off-screen… and after a few months I didn’t have to struggle any more. It also forced me to learn to type while looking at the screen (in order to read the new comments being made) rather than at the keyboard.

    It’s obvious to me how chat rooms impacted my typing, but I’m sure that it also impacted the way that I pay attention, the way I perceive environments (particularly digital ones), and how I respond to people.

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