Ah, the good ol' days of Twitter. 2006. I remember being stoked on its implications; it was the biggest communications breakthrough since email back ten years prior.
Some of my first memories of Twitter involve the kind of frustration that comes with being an evangelist of something. Remember those days in, say, 1998, when you had to almost BEG your friends and family to get an email account? Twitter presented a similar situation; you kinda felt like you were the only person in your *immediate* real-life social circle that had a clue.
With Twitter evangelism came various forms of criticism from the outsiders. Some of it was just playful schoolyard-type teasing, while others comments went so far as to instruct me to get a life. They scrapped Twitter up as a trend that would pass, like, say, Geocaching. Or perhaps a better example would be DrawSomething. :D (Ironically, many of these people are the same souls who'd been attempting to coax me into joining them on MySpace for years.)
I just dug up a blog post I wrote in rebuttal to said Twitter haters, dated September 2007. Long before hashtags, atting conventions, and retweets. Hell, "tweet" hadn't even become the established term yet; we were still using "twitter" as a verb.
It's not something I'd write today, but it did capture the timely frustration I remember having with people who not only didn't get Twitter, but accused me of making a big deal out of nothing.
I suppose time showed them, eh? No surprise.