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.