It intensifies the fragmentation and superficiality of our information landscape and hence knowledge. It encourages the compartmentalization of our experiences. It will condition us to receive information in bite sized chunks and provide further distraction to the here and now. We reduce our entire universe into a ‘twitter’, one of many, all jostling and hoping to be noticed, each more cleverer, or wittier or funnier than your last or some other person’s one. It creates more distance than it draws people truly closer. Some may say that the same could be said of status messages on messengers. I disagree. The difference is that in the latter, you can chat the other person up and interact thus learning more about them. In twitter there is no such opportunity.