The Medium Isn’t the Message

Cross posted from Dave Winer’s Crazy Train.

For someone who claims to have invented one of the core messaging protocols of the modern web, Dave sure is consistently horrible at understanding the difference between the network and the messages that travel over the network. Dave seems to think that Twitter is some sort of model of The News Network of the Future! (insert reverb here). I, on the other hand, think that Twitter is the world’s greatest collection of dick jokes, porn-star tweets, and pictures of Adrienne Curry.

On the other hand, maybe we’re both wrong and Twitter is just a network that allows people to asynchronously subscribe to other peoples’ streams of 140 character limited content.