Twatter

February 9, 2009

Am I the only one not understand or liking Twitter? Everyone is now getting into Twitter and I sort of understand the allure of it; it mimics the self- indulgent/obsessed belly button times that began with blogging (what I say and what I do is sooooo interesting) and Facebook (look at me and my friends, aren’t we cool?). It also propagates the wrong belief that anything important and/or difficult can be said in a couple of sentences.

I think we are collectively losing it. Look at it! Typing 140 characters to say what you are thinking to a number of followers that are either stalkers or not interested in you at all.  What is the point?  It is just hype; do you remember second life? Exactly, the same type of hype.  No meaning nor content, but it sounds cool becasue cool people use it.

No one should dispute that Twitter is colossal waste of time and will add nothing to the collective knowledge.  It isn’t even playful enough to add to our minds. It is just live YouTube commentary – offensive, debased and idiotic. I reckon the Bush years have left common sense thinking looking like dissidence. As Charlie Brooker put it: “Twitter is a monumentally pointless "social networking" thingamajig that lets you type 140-word ponderings or questions to an audience of other timewasters.” I couldn’t put it better myself.

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Snow

February 4, 2009

The UK never ceases to amaze me. In a sort of historic day where there was so much snow that London and the southeast was unable to go to work and had to stay at home and enjoy their family (oh god!), parks and daytime TV, the only thing being blurbed in the news is the headline "Snow cost Britain £1.2bn" – How do they calculate this anyway?

And isn’t this cost being offset by the unique opportunity of staying at home on a Monday with no other option than play in the snow? How obsessed with money are we? Something as enjoyable as really fun day is reduced to some gross estimate of monetary loss!

As somebody pointed out to me; everyone seems to forget that the cost to prepare local services for a once-in-a-decade snow event would certainly cost more than £1.2bn!