I don’t twitter. I know a lot of important people who don’t twitter. Yet there are those in this community who are talking about twitter and online social networking as if it they are a religion.
Sorry, I’m not buying it. But the truth is there are more people out there than not who will never twitter, who will never have a facebook, linked-in or myspace page. I’ve dabbled in some of this and found much of it to be a waste of my time.
But let me spend time in a downtown coffee shop and I’m guaranteed to meet interesting new people and hear about the latest developments and scoops. Let me spend time mixing with business leaders and shop owners and I’ll get a better understanding of what’s going on in today’s economy than through twitter and online social networking.
There, I’ve said it. And to those being evangelized by the twitter devotees, ask yourself, is this digital clutter really worth the effort? I think not. I’d rather spend my time talking to real people face to face.