Twitter is a Waste of Bandwidth
As of today I joyfully canceled my Twitter account. No more twitting or tweeting for me. I found it to be the ultimate expression of Internet silliness. I highly do not recommend it to anyone, anywhere, anytime. Here is a great article on Twitter-hate. And here's a spot-on excerpt:
Why do we think we’re so important that we
believe other people want to know about what we’re having for lunch,
how bored we are at work or the state of inebriation we happen to be at
this very moment in time? How did society get to the point that we are
constantly improving technology so that this non-news can reach others
even faster than a cell phone, a text message, a blog, our Facebook
no blaming Generation Y for that. Blame their parents, those
touchy-feely post boomers who piled on the praise and positive
reinforcement, lest they bruise little Dylan or Madison’s budding self
esteem. It’s Mom and Dad who awarded gold stars and iMacs every time
their precious progeny engaged in the most mundane of child
development. Why should they or the rest of us gape in horror at the
next generation posting itself naked on the Internet (both literally
and metaphorically). Twitter is just the latest development in the
biggest generation gap since rock n’ roll invented teenagers.
blame Paris Hilton. She’s always good in a pinch. Twitter, then, is the
latest evidence of the Paris Hiltoning of America. Twitter is always
on, always looked at, and at a 140 character limit, doesn’t have the
capacity to be either deep or meaningful.
Oh well. Who gets hurt?