Twitter….what’s the fucking point?

I admit it, I use Facebook….and if you believe Herself, I use it a fair bit. One social media I DO NOT use however is Twitter. In the beginning I figured that since I had enough trouble keeping up with everyone on Facebook, trying to do the same across two different platforms was both impossible, and just a tad idiotic. With a little trimming of the fat and “unfriending” (I think it should really be “defriending”) people I really didn’t like or know very well, I have now managed to limit my Facebook account to those people who actually matter. However, I still have friends saying that I “need” to get a Twitter account. Erm, no, I don’t!

I simply do not “get” Twitter. First of all, it only allows 140 characters per message. That’s twenty less than an SMS. Secondly, it doesn’t facilitate archiving….for example your holiday snaps or video of the baby’s first steps. And most “tweets” usually consist of mind-numbing pointless babbling (usually in the form of celebrities spouting off about something or other, which is then reported by todays rubbish media as “News Updates”).

The newest trend that news outlets having taken to is “trending” tweets! As if reading the cacophony of utter bullshit from anonymous morons and celebrity morons wasn’t enough, I now have to put up with the news channels reporting on “what’s cool on Twitter” whenever they have a slow news day. This was highlighted recently when the Japanese Ladies team recently won the FIFA Womens World Cup. Along with the historic win over the United States, in the same report they even mentioned the fact the Twitter had reached an all time record high of 7,166 tweets per second. WHO GIVES A FUCK!! Why is the fact that 7,000 morons who found it compelling to talk a load of shite for other morons they’ve never met to read interesting or even news-worthy?

Well, enough grumbling….I need to go and update my “status” on Facebook 🙂

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