From The Nonbovine Ruminations Blog
Twitter is the Ham Radio of Our Generation
“Twitter is the Ham Radio of our generation”. Saw that on Twitter this morning (I monitor all tweets containing “ham radio” or “amateur radio”). Of course, this isn’t true.
Twitter is, fundamentally, a public instant messaging service. In that respect it does resemble one aspect of ham radio, the VHF repeater. But in this respect Twitter just as much resembles either CB or FRS, if not more so. And the inane chatter of your average local VHF repeater is only a tiny fraction of what ham radio is.