Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Tweet Police

Is it a crime to use Twitter all of the time? Some folks seem to think so. Others, in the guns don't kill people, people kill people camp, think that it's only the way that some people use Twitter that's the crime. Hence, this video, entitled "Twitter Cops," another production from the comedy group The Landline:

In all seriousness, it's the medium that's the message, and the message in this instance is connection, plain and simple, it's a sense of relationship that is established, much like the sharing of otherwise insignificant gossip. It's not surprising that this Cops parody is muy macho, because men have traditionally been impatient to get to the point in conversation, whereas women's style of communication more readily allows for talking for its own sake, for the sake of establishing, maintaining, and reinforcing relationships. Men tend to miss this subtle point in being goal-oriented, rather than paying attention to the socioemotional dimension of communication.

Maybe what we need, then, is not Tweet Police, but Twitter Maids?

1 comment:

The Faire said...

Absolutely! The feminine form of communication is definitely in order in this high volume, fast paced world of communication. One must digest the communication in order to determine it's worth. If one tried to jump ahead and anticipate communication, one would have missed the whole point. Or at least, that's one woman's view.