Monday, 9 February 2009

Twitter-free zone

I do, in fact, have a twitter account. I signed up nearly two years ago when it first appeared, made a test post, made another one and that's it. The account's still there. I may make another post this year just to keep it.

I also have a facebook page, but don't bother looking. There's nothing there.

I'm not knocking users, just that there's nothing there of much use to me. And for anyone who feels their life would be improved by knowing of each of my bowel movements, every delayed train, each supermarket queue and the exact time each night I retire to bed, I assure you with absolute certainty that you are mistaken.

8 comments:

Sue said...

I concur, it's all rather sad really :)

Blue Eyes said...

I am yet to see the joy in Twitter, although I am giving it a try to see what the fuss is all about.

Chrysippus said...

All rather sad yes, but on the other hand were you to twitter it might be interesting therefore 'following mode' engaged........

Bill Quango MP said...

I don't twitter. Its a bit too much like The Sims for me.
But then again I ignored the internet until 2001, didn't have a mobile until 1998, got wireless only in 2007, avoided Blackberry, have only just got an Ipod at Christmas.

Being adept at staying 5 years behind the curve, twitter is probably the new email.

Stu said...

You have to start following lots of people before it makes any sense. Sending short messages into the ether is pointless - reading other people's short messages is interesting, amusing and sometimes thought-provoking. And then it's extremely distracting. And even (whisper it) fun.

That's what the whole thing comes down to, though. There's no deeper meaning in Twitter than talking to other people. If that doesn't (pardon the expression) float your boat, don't allow yourself to be troubled by it for a moment longer.

Also, I'm sure I could have made this comment more succinct if I'd only had 140 characters to write it in. Brevity is the soul of twit.

Praguetory said...

Don't use it myself but this is an interesting feature. I bet there's lots of twitterers who don't realise how public their conversations are (including many of the Labour MPs who are being urged to sign up)

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALbH63Ali9U&feature=channel

With the events of the last week or so, regarding dolly, the above link seems to be quite relevant.

it's either banned or compulsory said...

How do these people find time to actually do anything if they are constantly tweeting about it?
Is it possible to get trapped into a Tweeting vortex repeatedly retyping " right now I am tweeting..." unto infinity ?