I’m not quite sure what it is about Twitter, but I’m hooked. Unlike IMs and other programs, I’m not that interested in updating my own profile on Twitter; rather I’ve been enjoying seeing what other people are saying.
It’s addictive. and almost a kind of voyeurism; it’s like you’re peering into someone else’s thoughts, into their world. But it’s also strangely compelling. If you watch Twittervision for 10 minutes, you get this idea of a global community: thousands of people all online at the same time, speaking in different languages, all about the same thing. It’s hard to describe, but it’s fascinating.