"I say Twitter is the Paris Hilton of the social web. Slutty and unfortunate. The basest manifestation of the culture and systems it represents.
I’ve received no less than 14 Twitter invitations from people whom I respect deeply and I have to wonder, why the **** are they using this? Who cares if you’re sitting in traffic, doing your homework, going to a concert, performing a bodily function, or reading a book?
I, like Kathy, am probably in the minority here, but I just hope we don’t get too distracted by this piece of candy 2.0 because, in the end, we really have better things to do. At least, I hope we do."
Ouch! Hey, as long as he didn’t call Hilary Duff or Britney Spears a slut. If you did John, you and me would have words. Heh. Paris Hilton? Yeah. I agree. What a slut.
Yes, Twitter is a time suck, but so is MySpace (I assume, I’m not on MySpace) and Second Life (again, not on Second Life – I’m assuming). Most social media is a time suck, but that’s what makes it fun. Do you tag your books on LibraryThing? Tag links on del.icio.us? Blog? Time suck 2.0!!
Don’t like Twitter John? Fine. Not your thing. Got it. I won’t send an invite.
It’s a good thing that you didn’t call Twitter users sluts and unfortunate. Now that would have gotten personal. To be sure, I’ve been called worse. And, for the record, I have never Twittered a bodily function. That’s just gross.
John Blyberg, getting all "East Coast" on us. I love it!