These feeds that feed feeds that feed feeds are a dratted nuisance when you type something into one by mistake.
In one of the screen layouts you get with Plaxo, the update status field looks just like a search tool. Ok, it says ‘update’ on the button, but who reads buttons?
The other morning I entered the acronym of a company name to find people I know who’ve worked there, and within a minute or so it updated Twitter, and from there it updated this blog and FaceBook where it picked up 4 comments in 5 minutes.
Now the thing is, that I know you cannot ever actually delete anything you tweet, and that Facebook keeps your 1s and 0s forever and beyond. I know how my feed-chain works because I set it up. I’m doing my dissertation on the use of professional and social networking tools in the corporate environment and I am reading and thinking a lot about the the Mastercard style venn diagram which is the overlap between most people’s public and private spaces …
… and I STILL did it.
- Don’t click anything before the first cup of tea of the day
- FaceBook friends like surreal and cryptic posts
Salvadore Dali summed it up best I think, when he said: