Monday, June 8, 2009

Twitter

I'd like to know the point of Twitter. It seems like the modern definition of the word superfluous.
su⋅per⋅flu⋅ous  [soo-pur-floo-uhs] Show IPA
–adjective
1. being more than is sufficient or required; excessive.
2. unnecessary or needless.
3. Obsolete. possessing or spending more than enough or necessary; extravagant.
The idea is that you tell everyone that wants to follow you everything that you're doing. You tell people that you're down at the coffee shop on the corner studying French. You Twitter about the house cleaning you're currently putting off in favor of watching a Buffy marathon. And on, and on, and on. My question is WHY?!

Here's my problem with Twitter. People seem to take it as a pseudo-invitation to come join you in the things you're doing. What if I want to watch the Buffy marathon alone? Or, what if I Twitter how great a party that I put on was last night, and then there's the drama of, "Why wasn't I invited?" Well, you weren't invited, because I didn't invite you.

I enjoy my blog. I'm not addicted to posting, and I feel I put up semi-pseudo-quasi quality opinions and information, but I don't feel I need everyone in the world to know about my daily routine.

Oh well, I suppose it's like gay marriage. If I don't want to Twitter, I shouldn't get an account.

Love and Lyte,

Fire Lyte

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