Ways of Time Wasting
Don't get me wrong. I like comments here, and I'm willing to leave comments elsewhere. But arguing with other commenters--no, just no, never again! (Bad recent experience not to be revealed with a link--sorry.) This is just a disastrous time-waster because it's a come one, come all situation, and the world is full of bad faith debaters. That is, people (often anonymous) who do not listen, cannot rationally respond to arguments and counterarguments, but are fantastically good at being sarcastic, snarky, and pointlessly quarrelsome.
Twitter, on the other hand, limits the nonsense. It is a quick quip-and-link business, and feels as if it's among friends. Of course, it helps if you have almost no followers--that cuts down on the potential rubbish and hostility. But I've come to appreciate the 140 character limit. Facebook is also wonderfully light and limited.
I hope someone appreciates my title. I'll let you follow me on Twitter if you can guess what philosophical classic I'm alluding to. What an offer! Actually, you can also follow me on Twitter if you can't. See how I'm using the lingo? Follow me on Twitter? I actually find it just a touch revolting, but I'm persevering anyway. I can do this thing! In another week, I might even be able to talk about my "tweeps" without vomiting. Voila: