I was looking at Dan’s Twitter feed earlier and I saw that he’d noted (whilst at Glastonbury) that the Klaxons sounded like, as I think he put it: “a bag of cats”. I went back to try and find the tweet as I agreed with it so wholeheartedly (and it had made me chuckle). But it seemed to have vanished off the front page, so I went back a page.
And I saw these two posts:
This may seem really silly, but I’ve also been stopped from taking photos in Whole Foods Market (in NY) as well as in Bill’s. So that was one thing. But I’ve also listened to the music of Ricardo Villalobos and it’s made me wonder about odd concepts too.
And I had another moment of Twitter Bonding with Dino a few weeks ago. He’d twittered about being in a club listening to Francois K, and I’d been listening to the same DJ earlier on in the day on my iPod. Which suddenly made the world feel very small very quickly.
Just a couple of rubbish co-incidences you might say, and maybe you’re right.
But I think that might be why micro-blogging is so interesting. It throws up many more instances of coincidence and serendipity. So the banality of ‘what I’m doing now’ when it’s networked with other people who might be doing similar things at similar times actually has a role and a purpose, even if it is a hugely transient sense of belonging.