I'm still mixed between - way cool and very much dumb :)
Wisdump says it all so well
" Last week when I was at SXSW one of the hottest technologies to use was Twitter. It seemed like everyone was updating their current activities through Twitter to let all their “friends” be aware of what is going on with them. It seems like it has become a success, but there were some entries sprinkled around the web talking about the demise of Twitter, which as we know always happens when anything starts to become remotely successful.
Now I don’t use Twitter and to be honest I believed it was the dumbest idea in a while, but that never means it won’t work well. When creating a product for the Web 2.0 world what many people tend to forget is fulfilling human needs. Not practical needs like Basecamp could fulfill, but our deep down ego-filled needs.
Twitter is for the attention economy that we live in today. There are some of us (hell most of us) who love attention. I don’t mean Kevin Rose in your face Digg attention, but we like to know that people want to see what is going on with our lives. We like to know that people read our blogs and comment because talking to ourselves only made sense in 1996. Twitter doesn’t have to be practical, it just has to allow people into our lives enough to satisfy their nosy wishes"