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24 March 2009 @ 08:02 am
How I feel about Twitter  
Seriously. Thanks, boyfriend, for finding this for me.

I think part of my problem w/ Twitter is that a lot of folks who used to use on-line journals like Livejournal to post coherent, thoughtful entries about their lives and the world around them now reduce all their writing to 140 words or less. There's no depth or real thought in it. Just a lot of trivial chatter.


Don't get me wrong, Livejournal's really gone down the crapper the past few years but Twitter is not a good replacement.
Markying_ko_4 on March 24th, 2009 03:20 pm (UTC)
Calling somebody a twit has never been a good thing.

While amusing, this was also frightening.

Suzik00kaburra on March 24th, 2009 03:22 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that totally cracked me up :D
Nechtan Albaflameelf on March 24th, 2009 03:25 pm (UTC)
I so agree! I hate seeing Twitters coming through, and you're the second person I've seen post the Twitter flick.

It's reaching the point where people find it acceptable to say "L-O-L" and "O-M-G" instead of speaking the words, which is...nuts.

I will remain someone who posts, although I suppose my blogging is as mind-numbing as any Twitter!

Grey :)
Suzik00kaburra on March 24th, 2009 03:30 pm (UTC)
:) It's the best kind of mind-numbing! It's like...Twitter posts are like those cheap, store-brand oreo knock-offs that nobody likes but they'll eat because they're on the plate. Your posts are like rich moist brownies.

Mostly because I'm really, really hungry. Time for breakfast!!
Nechtan Albaflameelf on March 24th, 2009 06:58 pm (UTC)
Aw, shucks!

Thanks for comparing my 'twitter-pated' nonsense to a nice, gooey, wonderful brownie! Now I want one!!!!


Grey :)
lemontree11lemontree11 on March 25th, 2009 12:23 am (UTC)
It seems like people are moving too fast in society. Like demos have to be catchy and good within 30 seconds or it's crap. Classical stuff takes longer or the whole time to understand it's greatness. Books get to the point faster than in the time of Charles Dickens who got to the point after 5-10 pages.

Twitter is sorta the same...
kerokerotab on March 25th, 2009 02:11 am (UTC)
I love twitter and I think it's a great way to keep in touch with people. I don't think it should EVER be combined with Facebook or plurk. Nor was it ever meant to replace blogs.

I miss the days when people didn't know what it was. Now everyone knows and it's annoying. Damn the celebrities who abused it.
Suzik00kaburra on March 25th, 2009 02:22 am (UTC)
See, when I look over the twitter pages of people I know I usually end up thinking, "You know, I didn't need to keep in touch *that much* with people." It's like the filter in people's brain between interesting thoughts and interesting conversations (you know, you think about stuff that you wouldn't necessarily talk about to another person, like 'gee, i'm hungry' and 'my left butt cheek itches') just gets shut off completely when they're tweeting.

I think, as a general rule, I just don't want to hear from people that much, though. I mean, I never answer the phone, stopped using IM programs years ago, and think more than one facebook update each day is excessive. :-p Clearly, twitter just isn't meant for people like me.
Danny Darkosaru_kage on March 25th, 2009 04:49 am (UTC)
I'm totally stealing that video. I've been meaning to post a self-righteous diatribe about Twitter for about a week now, but didn't get around to it yet. I keep getting distracted by loud noises and shiny things (and also a pile of like fifteen or twenty new books I picked up in the last couple of weeks).

But yeah, I'm not a Twitter fan either. I fail completely to see what's so great about it.
Zthez on March 25th, 2009 05:09 am (UTC)

I agree that Twitter is basically horrible (barring the occasional creative use), but I also think you're giving LJ far too much credit. And blogging in general, while we're at it.

Still, it's interesting to see how this self-publishing phenomenon will evolve, and interesting to see where different people draw the line between worthwhile and frivolous.
Z: death scoresthez on March 25th, 2009 05:14 am (UTC)
P.S. "AT THE FREE CLINIC. ...UH OHHHHHHH." made me laugh so hard I hurt myself.
Suzik00kaburra on March 25th, 2009 03:07 pm (UTC)
Well, we all know LJ is the home of attention whores and self-righteous diatribes! :D But at least it was an easy way to keep up w/ many of my out-of-town/out-of-state friends while seeing some measure of depth in what they were thinking and feeling. (Of course, the fact that they wrote in coherent English with proper grammar really, really helped.) By comparison, the stuff they're posting now on other sites is crap. MySpace has ghetto slang-written bulletins, Tweets are like farts of half-baked ideas, and Facebook has a crappy, crappy new layout. (Although I liked Facebook well enough before the latest round of changes.)

Mostly, I'm just a bitter old woman set in her ways, I think. :-p
Zthez on March 26th, 2009 05:22 am (UTC)
Oh, I understand. I think the fact that I am occasionally self-conscious about my LJ-ing causes me to give it a lower estimation than it necessarily deserves. The more I think about it, the more I realize that LJ still IS my preferred method of contact just because its format does encourage more rambling, and damned if I don't love rambling!

But people can still do really creative things with Twitter. Hell, people can do really creative things with MySpace, but they never do. :( BASICALLY: I BLAME THE PEOPLE.