Ambient Intimacy

Tom alerts me to a really great term to describe why Twitter is so sticky, ambient intimacy.

Dave Weinberger called it “continuous partial friendship” but I think it goes beyond that. The term Ambient Intimacy has been coined to cover one of the aspects of Twitter – it brings you a lot closer to people you might ordinarily never get to know (if you decide you don’t want to know them, you simply stop following them!).

[From Blame it on the Twitter! at Tom Raftery’s Social Media]

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