Originally Posted by BeZazz
Gee you would have to lead a very NON life to get addicted to twitter...
It's not the medium that is the addition, it's the instant-feedback & gratification. The same would be applicable to having an audience anywhere.
This particular guy (a writer, too) had an audience of 25,000+ people on twitter that would give him instant feedback & gratification that he could respond to & revel in, and push further. You don't really get that anywhere else without immense amounts of effort.
Twitter's actually one of the few "communities" or sites out there that allow you to lead a life while utilizing it, e.g. it's extremely mobile unlike say wht. Because of that it allows you to wield it anywhere and I can see why he would get immersed in it.
Either way -- it has basically all but replaced irc, forums & instant message for me. I rather enjoy it, you could almost say I'm addicted