The point of twitter, it seems, was all about keeping in touch with your friends, at first. It was heavily mobile-led, and using twitter you could keep in touch about the minutiae of life by jabbing your mobile phone's number buttons, or your on-screen keyboard, or your blackberry keyboard, and the message was sent.
What happened to twitter was that the communication turned political, and people realised that lots of interesting things were actually being said, and so institutions like the bbc started using it as a litmus test of opinion or what have you.
Menshn is trying to be what twitter is now.
This means that it hasn't got that wonderful attractiveness that drew people to twitter, and it has boxed itself in, unlike twitter, which evolved.
I register. I login. I look around, and I don't feel compelled to participate.
Is it just me?
But of course, we'll see.