||[Apr. 12th, 2009|03:10 pm]
Dread Pirate Roberts
A friend brought this subject up and got me thinking, so I thought I'd inquire - |
Can someone please explain to me the appeal of Twitter?
"Twitter is a free service that lets you keep in touch with people through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?" taken straight from their site.
It sounds like LJ and IM had a baby and named it Twitter. What kind of name is that for a baby?
I truly don't see the point of this site. It would be different if the site offered something new, innovative and unique, but it doesn't. It's not even whole conversation. It's little pieces of conversation and sometimes not even complete sentences. If I want to hear your disjointed fragmented thoughts, I'll come over and get you drunk.
Can you argue that it does bring something new to the table? I'd like to know.
Is it meant to be something you write while on the go? Well, if you're out and about and want to talk to someone, they have these amazing devices called telephones. No, really! They allow you to contact your friends and actually hear their voice. Amazing, isn't it? The wonders of technology.
Not to mention that while you're out in the world, shouldn't you be enjoying what you're doing instead of getting on your phone or blackberry and bragging about what you're doing while you're doing it? You might miss something. How about you do it and then come back and tell us about it? Hey, instead of tweeting (can anyone argue that doesn't sound like a cutesy name for a fart?) why don't take some pictures with that camera phone. Isn't that the reason you dropped an extra $100 getting the latest model?
It's one thing to be out of touch with technology and I don't feel I'm really that. Simply put, I don't jump on the latest thing to come along just because everyone else is. I especially don't get behind any technology that doesn't improve on what came before it or brings something new to the table.
Okay, enough complaining.