I keep reading that the computing platform for the younger generation is the mobile phone. For me and my generation, it’s the personal computer. I see the mobile phone mostly as an annoyance. I loathe texting, I don’t really care for voice mail, and I certainly don’t want to talk on the phone unless I absolutely have to.
Reportedly other people don’t see their phones that way. They text constantly, use their phones to surf the web, and generally use the phone as their communications platform of choice. I don’t get it, but there you go.
I will be watching with interest to see whether Twitter takes off and which sorts of people use it. It’s a service that enables you to send text messages from a mobile phone to a central service which then passes them along to your subscribers. Naturally you can subscribe to other people as well. So if you and your five friends all joined and subscribe to one another, you could text a message to Twitter saying, “headed 2 bar after work” and your friends would be notified automatically. In other words, totally useless to me but perhaps intriguing to others.
I’ll be watching to find out whether that’s the case.