Yesterday I was an unhelpful wise guy on twitter in response to Kris Straub:
But this exchange lead to an entertaining framework for understanding Twitter interactions: Twitter as an immune system.
- Step One: someone tweets out an honest question
- Step Two: the twitter immune system reacts by clogging the question with jokes. This does not answer the question, but it keeps the question alive longer and brings it to wider attention
- Step Three: while the smartasses are keeping the question alive, actually helpful people are researching and composing their responses
- Step Four: question answered