Twitter Thoughts

I tweet too much. I know, it’s not a good use of my time. I should be reading “War and Peace” instead. In the original Russian.

But I like Twitter. It feeds my need for serendipity and I’ve met interesting people in real life that I would not have met without Twitter.

So let’s examine the idea that Twitter is a way of peering into someone’s brain and learn what they’re thinking about. I decided to sample the last 24 hours of my tweetstream. Last night and today, you would have read about (in alphabetical order):

  • ADHD
  • Allergies
  • Alternative Minimum Tax
  • Beaches
  • Benghazi
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • C.S. Lewis
  • Citywide Wi-Fi
  • Credit card fraud
  • Dementia
  • Dunbar’s number
  • EU consumer protection
  • Geography of innovation
  • Georgia economic growth
  • Global warming
  • Google Glass
  • Graf Zeppelin
  • Health care policy
  • Hemingway
  • iPhone peripherals
  • IRS
  • Kindle books
  • National Geographic
  • Photography
  • Politics
  • Poverty
  • Rocket engines
  • Second Amendment
  • Semiconductor manufacturing
  • Skynet
  • Solar flares
  • South America
  • Star Trek
  • Street festivals
  • Transit policy
  • Watchmaking

Yeah, that sounds about right.