So yesterday morning I wrote a nine-word snarky response to a tweet from the MIT Tech Review. I write two or three dozen tweets in more or less exactly the same tone as this one every week.
It appears to have hit a nerve.
To put this in perspective, this tweet, in barely over a day, has now reached over three times as many people as this entire blog has in the entirety of its existence. And now that the western hemisphere is starting to wake up again it’s starting to speed up from the 2,000-impressions-per-minute pace that it kept up while I was asleep last night. I think I’ve probably got a solid day at least before it starts slowing down so I imagine it’ll double those numbers.
I’d kind of prefer that the most popular thing I’ve ever written be a blog post or, God forbid, a book, but it’s still fun watching the numbers go psychotic. And the ratio is unreal, so I’m not getting a ton of responses relative to the numbers and 98% of them have been supportive. Not like I have time to notice anybody to argue with them, at any rate.