"We need to have a Twitter strategy," he said.
Twitter seems to be, first and foremost, an online haven where teenagers making drugs can telegraph secret code words to arrange gang fights and orgies. It also functions as a vehicle for teasing peers until they commit suicide.
Swampy, boggy, inescapable connectivity: it seems my middle-class existence has stuck me here.
"Poor folk love their cellphones!" he said.
There are great benefits to connectedness, but we haven't wrapped our minds around the costs.
NYT on Jan Chipchase:
What amazes Chipchase is not the standard stuff that amazes big multinational corporations looking to turn an ever-bigger profit.
The prostitute ads in the Brazilian phone booth? Those are just names, probably fake names, coupled with real cellphone numbers — lending to Chipchase’s theory that in an increasingly transitory world, the cellphone is becoming the one fixed piece of our identity.