Is anybody else getting sick of hearing all about Web 2.0? (pronounced web two-dot-oh or two-dot-zero or two-point-oh or ... oh I give up) All this crap about social networking and advertising based models and revolutions and blah blah blah.
IMHO, this is a phase. Facebook is boring. Nowadays I only use it because people respond to their Facebook faster than their emails. That's pretty much it. I signed up for Twitter, and still fail to see the appeal. Every time I sign in I get blasted by this huge barrage of messages from the people I am following, basically just saying what they are doing. That's nice. Close.
Then there's the look of things. Facebook looks pretty good, but Twitter and all its clones look like they were made by Dr. Seuss on an acid trip and all he had around were a bunch of crayons. The text boxes and fonts are so freaking huge with so much damn padding that I feel like I'm sent back to Giant Land in Super Mario 3. It seems like they've ditched this whole concept of screen real estate - mainly because there isn't really that much to show, so I guess they have to blow everything up.
A lot of the names leave something to be desired. Plurk? Spoink? This sounds like something they do at the end of a porn video (think about it this way and then look at this page). Kids, this is what happens when you smoke marijuana.
Anybody else sharing the same opinions?