Technology Guru John Mayer Predicts: Twitter Out, Tumblr In.
According to John Mayer, Twitter is over. Well, actually, he’s over it. But it all pretty much boils down to John Mayer predicting that, as Twitter seems to have hit its “cruising altitude”, it may be time to disembark.
Let’s clarify. It’s not that Twitter has run its course, or that Twitter may cause celebrities to say things they shouldn’t and then suffer the consequences. Instead, it seems to be that, for Mayer at least, the “Twitter-bred syntax” has lost its je ne sais quoi.
Opting instead for the undeniably intellectual syntax of 7th grade mathematics, Mayer explains:
And call me crazy, but I don’t think it’s the healthiest thing in the world to read scads of mentions/@replies and effectively open the floodgate of other people’s approval/disapproval. Finding out in 140 characters what a stranger has to say about you is like a mathematical equation without an established value of ‘x’. Who are you stranger? What do you stand for?
And so forth.
To where, then, must the masses flock? To Tumblr, the future of intelligent discourse! In Tumblr, Mayer sees a medium that, by virtue of needing to maintain the commodity of its “intellectual property value”, will need to appeal to the taste of the intellectually superior.
Like here, for example.
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