You know you are a real Oldie Olson when Twitter gets on your nerves just for doing the sort of things that bloggers worked out years ago. First, there were the boring celebrities. Then, there was the retweeting issue where 140 characters per message was never enough when you could trigger repeats of the same 140 characters coming again and again. Now, we have automated inhuman tweeting, either a little scary or incredibly boring - even when it is a bar that it is the twit. Some, however, disagree:
Despite the obvious cool factor of a twittering tap, we have to wonder if Tweeting Bar could be something that commercial bars could replicate and use to attract patrons. Though the tweets would amass quickly, wouldn’t it be cool if there were twittering bars around town that could muster up the same personality for beer pours? We think so.
Cool? "Muster up the same personality"?? Is Twitter actually cool or just a guilty pleasure... or even the pet rock of 2009? Don't you think most people already feel a little like a dork when they are driven to share the fact they have nothing to say and yet lack the time or skills to post on a blog? But don't take my word for it. You can follow the wonderful world of an automated tweeting bar here. You, too, will notice the repeat comments within about 7 messages of each other. It reads a lot like the script of one of those irritating kids dolls that have the string hanging out of their shoulder blades except it was programmed by a dipsomaniac: "Now that's a nice pour... Another beer, another tweet... Now that's a nice pour... Another beer, another tweet... Now that's a nice pour... Another beer, another tweet... "
This future thing is working out great, isn't it.