Jun 28, 2008

A Dose of Reality

My Last Post About Twitter, Ever:

"Look, I love FriendFeed as much as the next guy, but most folks aren’t power users to the extent that they rely on Twitter as a conversations channel. Beyond that, only a fraction of those are even aware of FriendFeed. This sounds good in theory, but when you look outside our little bubble, it simply ain’t true."

Techies and tech power users seem to live in such a strange bubble. Quick to proclaim the importance of the latest shiny thing. But we (yes, I'd include myself on the fringes of that crowd) so often forget what a minority we are. Unless you call a major tech center like Silicon Valley your home, all you need to do is head to the favorite gathering spot in your town and try talking tech with the first ten people you meet (not staring at their iPhone) and see what kind of a response you get. At the very least, it should prove humbling. At most, be sure you have your analyst on speed-dial, should you need to prove your sanity.
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