Good column from Michael Kinsley on the unbridled egotism afforded by the Web:
For the ultimate in solipsism, check out Twitter.com, a site where — once you register — you can answer the question “What are you doing?” At 7:47 am on Monday, for example, Lynda was going to get a glass of cold water.
This raises more questions than it answers. Did she get it? Was it cold enough?
Tragically, we’ll never know until someone starts a site about what you were doing before what you’re doing now. Or possibly an interactive site about what you are going to do next after you finish doing what you’re doing now. There could be multiple options. People could vote. Hey, someone call Google. We’re rich!
Of course, I’m glad I’m unaffected by this trend of self-aggrandizement.