I can’t help thinking William Gibson was thinking of Twitter when he wrote these lines in his newest book, The Peripheral:
“Forgive me,” she said. “We haven’t been introduced. Someone my age is all feeds, Mr. Murphy. For my sins, I’ve continual access to most things, resulting in a terrible habit of behaving as if I already know everyone I meet.”
There are so many people I know only through Twitter, that if we ever met in person I wouldn’t feel like I was meeting them for the first time.