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Internet echo chamber (3) Tue, Aug 24, 2010
Leo Laporte on having some of his social media settings messed up and subsequently ignored
It makes me feel like everything I've posted over the past four years on Twitter, Jaiku, Friendfeed, Plurk, Pownce, and, yes, Google Buzz, has been an immense waste of time. I was shouting into a vast echo chamber where no one could hear me because they were too busy shouting themselves.
That's what most big websites with comments feel like.  I lose brain cells every time I read a comment on YouTube. #technology

Comments:
Rus Tue, Aug 24, 2010
If he wasn't feeling so bad right now, I'd consider asking him who he is and why I should be listening.  :-)

I was actually wondering earlier today why we strive for more readers and listeners.  Frequently people follow me on twitter, not because I have profound thoughts that I share, but because they want me to look at their profile, follow them back and buy their product.  It can seem very narcissistic at times....but then, is anyone even reading this comment..and should I really care whether they are?

Dave Tue, Aug 24, 2010
I read your comments, so that's at least one person.  I think it depends whether you're saying things to be heard, or simply saying things to say them.  The latter requires no audience.

Rus Wed, Aug 25, 2010
The latter also subjects the person to less pressure too.  Big fan of the latter.


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