Thursday, January 29, 2009

Things I Don't Understand: Twitter


So, everyone (my friend Colin) has been bugging me to use Twitter, which is apparently like just your Facebook status updated with every little thing you ever do, say or think. Is this really necessary? I don't even use my Facebook status to actually keep people abreast of what I'm doing...I just put whatever song lyric/movie quote I have in my head at the moment (or I use it to profess my undying love for John Locke. The world needs to know these things!). Can someone please explain this to me? Or am I totally right (as usual) that Twitter is for egomaniacs with too much time on their hands? Well?

11 comments:

danielle970 said...

I don't get Twitter either. I have no desire to let people know exactly what I'm doing every minute of every day. First, because it's none of their business. And second, do they really care? I certainly don't care what everyone else is doing at 3:34:26 in the afternoon unless it's catching money that's fallen out of the sky.

pistols at dawn said...

I agree completely. This is yet another instance in which other people have grossly overestimated my interest in their lives.

words words words said...

I have nothing to add to you or the first two commenters. Which begs the question, "Why am I here?" Oh, right. Because Twitter sucks.

Andra said...

There are moments in everyone's life that do not require advertisment...bathroom breaks, tweezing those unwanted chin hairs, eating that second big mac...you get the idea. Privacy is still a good thing....for everyone's sake!

The Vegetable Assassin said...

I HATE IT AND IT'S STUPID.

There, I've been meaning to get that off my chest for a while. Stupid Twitter.

MichelleSG said...

I used to use Twitter before FB but now that I started FB I don't anymore. Plus, for whatever reason, people started following me on Twitter that I don't know. I then locked my account so you couldn't follow me if I didn't ok it. Stupid Twitter. Plus I only had like 2 friends that used it and all I saw on it was them chatting back and forth. Whatever.

WendyB said...

I didn't want to tweet but Twittering friends twisted my arm. One good thing is that it updates your Facebook status, which I never bothered to do before. The other good thing is that it got a lot of new blog readers for me. I try not to write anything too moronic. Lots of people seem to use it as a group, real-time chat.

BeckEye said...

How else could I keep everyone apprised of my bowel movements? This is important shit.

d said...

I am strictly anti-Twitter. I only use it to stalk reporters for work. Which is creepy and unprofessional.

Anonymous said...

Well, you could follow John Locke on twitter...

Twitter.com/John_Locke_

433 said...

I keep coming back to the comments of this post to see if anyone has an explanation for the popularity of Twitter. There has to be more to it than this post and the accompanying comments suggest because I keep hearing more and more about it. I'm curious to understand why it's so popular, but, to this point, I still find it useless. I've signed up, and I'm trying to get a feel for it, but so far I find it inane.