Kafka would have had a Twitter feed! And so would have Hemingway, and so would have Virgil, and so would have Sappho. It’s a tool for writing. Heraclitus would have had a f***ing Twitter feed.
Since I am finding my job particularly fascinating at the moment, I am using Twitter as an online diary of my work activities. Meanwhile, my relentless, commentless blogging about Internet Philosophy was vindicated yesterday, when I was able to instantly call up several links for the gentleman running Livefiction.co.uk (which has obvious similarities to what we did with Sweet Fanny Adams). For anyone who is not famous, and doesn’t have the time to make themselves famous (or infamous) online, I think blogging-as-scrapbook is probably the easiest way to justify an online presence.
This is all old ground of course. And Orwell would have had a blog.