Such a Work Ethic

Yesterday the radio show "All Things Considered" did a piece about people getting jobs via Twitter. One woman interviewed, who found a job by networking on Twitter, said, "Twitter is a real merritocracy. People can see you're twittering all day and really working hard on your tweets. When they see that they know you're working hard."

Really? I thought they could see that you were goofing off all day on twitter. In fact I suggest that being on facebook or myspace or twitter all day is the exact opposite of working hard all day. Sure spending ours on those sites you feel like you've done something, but in the end you're not showered, dinner isn't on the table, you haven't updated your resume. Hell, you haven't even finished reading the romance novel on your night stand.