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What technological advancements most changed our lives? Personal computers? The Internet? E-mail? Cell phones?

Others might be passing fads. Friendster vs. Myspace vs. Facebook vs. whatever social-networking site is yet to come. What might replace YouTube? It's hard to know, but we try to keep up with the communication trends nonetheless.

I posted recently about how several Advocate staffers are using Twitter. I Tweeted, as they say, last week during the University of Houston-Victoria public forum. Hard to know how many readers will find useful this mashup of reporting and text messaging.

The accompanying YouTube video captures the fleeting nature of online life these days.