12.7.07

MICROBRAGGING

Having recently been accused of using Twitter for the purposes of 'microbragging', I was very interested by this post about 'Status as skill possession' on Tiara.org. Apparently 'Status skills' has been identified as a September 2006 trend by Trendwatching.com and is something that 'ties into Web 2.0 intimately':

Now, consumers can acquire as many skills as they want, but equally important is the showing-off aspect of what they’ve learned and created. Don’t forget: without ‘the others’ seeing, tasting, hearing or smelling your skills, without the inevitable story-telling, there shall not be any status coming thy way!

So, y'know, IN YR FACE, twitter.com/finsbury. I'm simply demonstrating competency in high-status areas using an intimate yet worldwide outlet provided for me by the wonderful world of modern technology. Something with which I believe you are not completely unfamiliar, as evidenced by your preference for the Xbox over the Wii because of the need to gain achievement points for your Xbox Live Gamerscore...

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