An aspect if blogging I find essential is shying away from a “please the world” view, meaning stepping out on limbs, and thus sometimes, being outright foolish, wrong, even “stupid”. And I welcome being called on my shit. So sometimes, or often, I spout something before thinking it through. So here is my public service for showing there is no harm in doing something stupid.
And this is much more likely to happen in the fire-aim-ready world of twitter.
So today, I caught wind of a few folks, like Cole, suggesting people take another look at the “other” twitter, Pownce, where I barked back
I was just being a smart-ass. And not really thinking of aiming it Cole’s way, it was more on a string of comments I usually get when I post some gripe when twitter is down. They usually go like, “Twitter stinks! Lets have everyone go over to X!” Yes, twitter does blink out a lot, I’ve had my share of eaten tweets, and aberrant behavior. But its not about an alternative that is “better” because it is only “better” because of the people there, not because it has 3 more features, cooler buttons, a cuter cat, fewer crashes or some other attribute. Social software is not about the software, folks.
But as Cole responds rightfully so, I was awfully knee jerk and yeah, harsh.
And darn, he is right. After all my blabbing on “Being There”, I was not even eating my own dog food. So thanks Cole, for calling me on that.
This was especially paw in mouth when I realize that it was Cole’s early blogging more than a year ago, that got me taking a loser look at the potential of twitter. So I am now offering my dog-plogies for barking off the deep end.
It will happen again.