[LINK] short messages [was: Mindless negativity about Twitter (was Re: Forum on high speed bandwidth in Australia - this Thursday)

Michael Skeggs mike@bystander.net mskeggs at gmail.com
Tue May 5 09:37:49 EST 2009


2009/5/5 Jan Whitaker <jwhit at melbpc.org.au>

> Those of us who are
> boomers have greater experience and perhaps depth of understanding of
> different areas, so we have more ideas, 'facts', opinions etc and
> also perhaps value nuance more. We possibly unpack things more and
> don't automatically accept things said at a surface level.
> >
>

I think there is a danger here in how you frame this. When I think of
"boomers" I think of insular oldies with limited educations. I suspect when
you think of generation Y you imagine twitchy adolescents IM'ing in chat
speak.
I suspect that the real differentiator is access to/experience with the
technology. I know plenty of boomers who struggle to send an SMS, but no Gen
Y who do. I also know quite a few boomers who send long Christmas cards, but
few Gen Y. So which group would be more comfortable with twitter?
Regards,
Michael Skeggs
(Gen X if you must)


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