Why I No Longer Tweet

I haven’t taken the logo off the sidebar, but I’ll get around to it. Sooner than I will waste time writing another 140-character Tweet. What a nothing. This sums it up as well as anything can:

"As a blogging, Facebooking, texting American who values the explosion of democratic user-generated Internet content and its contribution to intellectual debate, political activism, government transparency, entertainment, access to data and community, I can safely say I still see no reason to tweet."

No kiddin’. Twitter is, indeed, useless.

6 responses to “Why I No Longer Tweet

  1. Yep. Nothing to add to that.

  2. Nope. About sums it up. It was worth trying, though, just to find out.

  3. Twitter is a regression.
    It’s back to the big people saying stuff and the rest of us “following” them.
    Pass.
    I read blogs I like, when I don’t like them anymore, I don’t read them anymore.
    I don’t follow someone because of who he is, but because of what he says.
    Twitter is all about who you are and how many followers you have.

  4. Makes sense to me. The guy at the link felt like he was being led around by the nose by the teenagers who invented it.
    It brought in about five hits. Otherwise it was a lot of extra work for nothing I could discern. Writing something that short takes thought.

  5. In the beginning of the Seinfeld episode I just caught, he said (in the opening bit with his standup)
    …”It’s very important for us to be popular to a large group of people we don’t particularly like”.
    If that doesn’t explain twitter (and “followers”) to a T, then I don’t know what does.

  6. Dare we think he was referring to Barry’s foreign policy? Poop on the Allies, stroke the enemy? Probably not. But it fits Twitter, too.