Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Twitter Police



Since all the cool kids are tweeting now, I decided to test the waters. After all, I don't want to be in the same boat with anti-trend curmudgeons who think social networking is just a big identity theft scam.

But after a few weeks, I still don't quite get Twitter. I mean, I can see how it would be useful if you're a known personality or an up-and-comer trying to build an audience. One of my friends tweets regularly about fitness, and another friend with a newspaper column uses Twitter to connect with readers. That makes sense to me. Somehow, I can't imagine anyone wants to know that "I'm emptying the litterbox" or "looking for my daughter's other Hello Kitty sock." The team behind this hilarious Landline TV video clearly agrees.

6 comments:

downtown guy said...

Yeah, I signed up for it but it creeped me out. Facebook is invasive and stupid enough.

EDP said...

That's a good way of putting it. Facebook depletes all my wit and random observations.

Zil said...

I like twitter because I can do it from my cell phone. It gives me an outlet to share the amusing/weird/annoying shit that is happening to me right while it is going on. I also think it's kind of like my blog...it's for my own amusement and I don't think anyone else is really paying attention to it.

Also, I have my twitter set up to show my tweets as my facebook status, so it keeps my facebook more current

EDP said...

I'd probably like it better if I had a smart phone. There have been times when I've seen random stuff in nature (OMG! Leg warmers!), but I'm usually tethered to one or both children, who are jockeying for attention. I need more hands.

T.H. Elliott said...

That video was hilarious. I always think I'm going to make some sort of never before seen twitter post, and then I tweet about being bored.

EDP said...

I know! I can never think of anything worth tweeting that I haven't already said via Facebook.