9.4.09

Twitter

What the hell is this Twitter nonsense? Could someone please explain it to me? Could someone also give me a little insight into why anybody thinks everyone gives a damn about what a person is doing every 15 minutes?

I'm loosing my mind here.

Okay. So I'm on Facebook. Who isn't? My 80 year old grandmother has an f-book account for crying out loud. Which, throws a new question into the meat grinder--am I a terrible person if I deny friendship with my grandmother on facebook? I guess that shouldn't be a conditional question, because I DID. I'm sorry, but I just don't think grandmas belong on f-book. I don't need grandmothers or parents or friends of my parents, keeping tabs on my college life, vapid though it may be. I'm getting off track here.

Every time I check facebook (which, is multiple times a day due to being able to carry the internet in my pocket) there is this guy who has like...15 status updates. I have been informed this is happening via Twitter, the sole purpose of which is to update planet earth as to one's constant goings on. Like..."Class over. Should I go pee or eat some beef jerky?" I don't give a shit. But...maybe pee, and then eat beef jerky? No! Wait. Ugh, can't get sucked in.

I just really, really don't care. And the apparent narcissism involved that would compel one to feel the need to constantly update people is astounding. I mean, I suppose were you Britney Spears, I would obviously want to know EXACTLY what you were doing ALL THE TIME. But really Provo guy...give it a rest.

Am I missing something? Please explain this to me, as I am lost to the point of it all.

16 comments:

manda said...

loosing mind? losing mind? mmm


twitter is absurd. don't get sucked in. the only thing that would be good about it is if you got kidnapped, then you could tell everyone: "hey male 5'11" just snatched me from my car, and threw me into his bronco that is the color of cow shit. help!"

steph petry said...

oh my god, i hear you. i have like 5 facebook friends who feel the need to update everyone on their every move. including like... "ryan is in sacrament meeting". i shit you not.

and you wanna know what britney's doing all the time? that's pretty sketch.

Joliene said...

I have a twitter. Apparently most of my friends work in the computer/tech industry, and such things are necessary. (read: I gave in to twitter peer pressure.) I update it maybe once or twice a week. But I get it. I KNOW TOO MANY PEOPLE THAT UPDATE ALL THE TIME WITH THE MOST RIDICULOUS SHIT THAT NO ONE CARES ABOUT. It just make me not subscribe to their twitters.

I do follow some Buffy celebs, my church's twitter, and NPR. Those are useful, except that NPR twitters at like 4am. Assholes.

And some people on facebook make me hate my life. Posting 14 pictures a day of their face from the myspace angle, 17 surveys, 12 status updates. Jesus, don't people have anything better to do? I mean, I work from home and have my computer on a lot. I don't do that.

megs said...

I AGREE!!! OH MY HELL I AGREE!!!

I'm not going to lie, I have a Twitter account. I have updated it maybe 3 times and then gave up!!! It makes me feel so down when I can't come up with something interesting to have as my update and then I realized that I NEED A LIFE!!! So I don't tweet anymore!

Also deleted 3/4 of my facebook friends :) I decided that I really DON"T CARE what that chick that I sat next to in 8th grade English is doing with her life. Don't care. And I really hope they don't care about me either

:) Rant done :)

Liliya said...

dont worry about twitter its a great marketing tool but nothing more ..well this is an awesome thing actually you can type whatever you want and see what people said about it today. I dot it for news sometimes...somewhat a passive dialog. http://search.twitter.com/

Willard said...

10:07 pm willardistall: @fishkins miss your guts

Willard said...

10:08 pm
willardistall: listening to Lady Gaga on vinyl. jealouZ? u shood b

Willard said...

10:10 pm
willardistall: ugh missin his girls, wish i could get a tweet from my girliez

Willard said...

10:11 pm
willardistall: needs sum effing food yall. who wants to get me some dt>?!!! ugh buy me everythingi could ever want. come pick me up. im at the library

Willard said...

10:13pm
willardistall:

im waiting!!!!! helLLLOoooo000!!!!
want sum tweetz

Fish Nat!on said...

dood. you are killing me here. you are the best.

Fish Nat!on said...

also, amanda, don't you think if you have time to update your twitter due to a kidnapping, you should probably just call 911?

Anonymous said...

I do not have a facebook, or twitter but by hell! I would turn my granny away from being a friend. For mos friends end, but never no never would granny leave you. Also whats with all the God and Jesus talk? These comments people, Jesus is Lord not a swear.Shit i guess i have to say that to post or at least it looks that way. Ok well peace out dude.

jerry ted said...

okay, i'll tell you what the deal is: you should know best, you write a blog. people waste their time reading it (myself included) to hear your aimless rambling (perhaps to get a good laugh or something, or because we know you). Exact same thing that happens on twitter. plus, people have become so self centered these days that it makes complete sense to write a blog or "twitter" every thing you think is note worthy. in the efforts to "get a life" they borrow someone elses. (again, myself included)

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