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Well, actually, I’m not. A friend invited me to open a Twitter microblogging account months ago, and it instantly annoyed me. Why should I want to receive 140-character, instantaneous outbursts on things I don’t care about from people I don’t know? My gut reaction was that it’s another narcissistic time-waster for teenagers who need to constantly validate their existence through technology. On a personal level, many of my friends are old jazz and film curmudgeons and other Luddite types who are still trying to wrap their minds around e-mail; and on a business level, I didn’t think I needed it.

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