I'm Going to Let You in on a Little Secret
Reverse Culture Shock

Then & Now: Deja Vu

Then: "What is a blog?"

Now: "What is Twitter?"

Then: "Why would anyone want to read your blog?"

Now: "Why would anyone want to read your Twitter updates?"

Then: "You really think people care enough about your opinion that you should have a blog?"

Now: "You really think people want to read about what you are doing all the time?"

Then: "Blogging is for egomaniacal exhibitionists."

Now: "Twitter is for egomaniacal exhibitionists."

Then: "Blog is a funny word. It sounds stupid."

Now: "Twitter is a funny word. It sounds stupid."

Then: "Blogging will be the death of legitimate, long-form journalism."

Now: "Twitter will be the death of legitimate, long-form blogging."

Then: "I would never have a blog."

Now: "I would never have a Twitter."

Then: "Heyyy, I finally got myself a blog, check it out!"

Now: "FormerSkeptic is now following you on Twitter."

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LOL. That's great, Brittney.

That is great. You left one out though (between "I would never" and "I now have a":

Then: I read about that on your blog.

Now: I saw that on your twitter thing.

So true. So very true, says former skeptic of both blogs and Twitter!

@brittneyg WHORE

Yes, Jackson, you are right. Oversight on my part.

HEY HANSON I CAN TAKE YOU

COME ON

I'M READY TA OPEN UP A WHOLE T3 OF DIGITAL WHUPASS

Umm, yeah...I still don't get Twitter. Am I behind or something?

Guffaw. Good bromide for the irritation I feel at getting the same kind of "are you an alien?" looks from colleagues and friends now re Twitter that I got a few years back re blogs.

@iwilker

Awesome possum! I came here via Beth Kanter, who's told me stories about hearing "why would I want e-mail, I've got a fax machine!"

totally fabulous :D

thanks for the laugh!

LOL, I can't wait to twitter this

soooo true! Thanks for the laugh.

I just twittered this.... http://twitter.com/egnilk66

front page of favotter!

favotter. matope.com/en

Follow me.

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