I’ve noticed that the type of friend feed status updates I get on Facebook are much more interesting when they get posted via Twitter. People update more often since they are doing it by mobile text, and the content is richer, and a more varied mix of personal and professional stuff. Mainly, the quality goes up because people are posting real-time about what they are actually doing, rather than reporting about past or future events. Less ponderous, more detailed.
So I switched to feeding my Facebook status via Twitter. But I can’t help wondering, “Who the hell really wants to know all this trivia?’ And then I remember, well, actually I do! I like knowing that Larry Cheung is “birthday partied out”, and Hayward Maben “is enjoying the fantastic weather in San Francisco” and Shergul Arshad “is heading back from the Web 2.0 Expo.” And last week, when Boston finally got some glorious spring weather, the tweets were positively ecstatic. My normally responsible, if not workaholic, friends were bailing out of the office left and right. It made me happy just to read the general Twitter euphoria. Even if I couldn’t hit the golf course, I liked knowing someone out there was doing it right that minute.