My friends have created this wonderful Kickstarter project: A set of handmade bocce balls, complete with scorecards and a carrying case. What they’ve done to bring this project to bear is amazing, and I’m really pulling for them.
If you like American-made goods, bocce, or even just a super-stylish bag—or know someone who does—it would mean a lot to me if you took a moment to check it out. I’d love to see this get funded.
Reading tweets is like a car ride with someone who’s just slammed an 8 ball. We bounce between unrelated thoughts, ideas, conversations, suggestions, requests, etc. in a matter of seconds. There’s no time to give anything a moment’s contemplation.
This feels like more an issue with how the medium is used, rather than the medium. He even says later, “[t]his phenomenon isn’t unique to Twitter,” but doesn’t seem to accept that it’s the process that could be broken.
There’s always time to stop and reflect, if you really want to – you just have to make the time and space to do it, à la Habit Fields. Media like Twitter and Facebook lack the space to do that – something I think Instapaper does much better, if you actually reserve and care for that time and space.