Too much information?

I’ve recently begun to see the Twitter widget in the sidebar of blogs here and there, and like this post at Lifehack.org, I have wondered why.  Why do I need to know that people are doing right now?   Why do I need to know that KCtheStickle is watching QVC right now, or that jaydblackman is still sick with a stomach flu?  As if bareing one’s soul blogging isn’t enough, now people can publish on that blog exactly what they’re doing every other minute.  Are we that desperate to connect with others… to be known and understood… to tell the internets every detail of our lives?  Lifehack had some creative, out of the box suggestions about how to use Twitter productively, but for now I’m still thinking it’s just too much information. What do you think?

Published on: February 10, 2007 | Category: Blogging, Social Media