Innocent addictionspublished: 2009-01-18
Friends came over for dinner yesterday. They downloaded some cool applications on my iphone for me and inspired me to check out Twitter. I had been avoiding things like Facebook because I am addiction-prone (remember, I once mentioned my addiction to a famous Dutch writer's blog?) But I couldn't resist registering for Twitter. And I instantly found it to be pleasant. Twitter users are friendly and civil. Whereas when you look at any community commenting on a blog (be it a blog by an expert, a newspaper, or some famous person) somehow things always gets nasty. Not only do commentators snap at each other, even the blogger whose blog it is often argues with his/her commentators. So I'm going to try and shift my attention from frequenting blogs to frequenting Twitter. And once I've managed to get my second novel out there, I'm going to wean myself off every online habit.