One of the biggest criticisms of Twitter from nonusers was also one of the earliest criticisms: that it's a service about nothing. Or, that no one cares what you're having for lunch. As part of its fifth birthday celebration, cofounder Biz Stone appeared on Conan last night, and Conan embarrassed him by reading a few of his first tweets, which seem to play into the criticism. They include both:
"Having some soup and catching up on the latest episode of house," and "Wow, Amtrak serves a vegan burger."
In response, Biz claimed he was "lowering the bar so other people don't feel intimidated to join Twitter. It's part of my work." Smart comeback!