“By engaging in meaningful conversations, we manage to impose meaning on an otherwise pretty chaotic world.”
~ American psychologist Matthias Mehl
This probably explains why I haven’t been enjoying twitter very much lately. At first there is a certain novelty factor, but soon it just becomes repetitive small talk, which Matthias shows doesn’t lead to happiness. I have never been a fan of small talk, but I guess I didn’t realize that’s what twitter actually is.
Update: 11 May 2010: Helen Razor explains why she has quit twitter, very interesting.