Finally, an intelligent representation of what I have always thought about Twitter. Considering myself as someone who readily embraces new technologies and forms of communication I found myself figuratively scratching my head in bewilderment as to what in the world possessed people to become so infatuated with Twittering. Seriously, who sincerely gives a rat's patootie to 99.9999% of the Twitters the Twits are Twittering? What sort of ego-maniacal personality does it take to text what one is eating or reading or whatever-ing to a mass of absolute virtual strangers who sincerely don't give a spit about the Twittering Twitter's Twit they just received? Isn't it really about someone wishing that someone else gave a damn about their lives? Even if those someone elses were complete strangers they would never meet or could care less if the Twitterer Twitted or not?
Is the vast Twitter zombie army an indication that our society is a bunch of clueless lost souls without any real lives that have too much time on their hands and text out their mundane existence into the soulless cyber-void in hopes of connecting with other clueless lost souls with no real lives? Methinks it is all much ado about nothing ... but you won't find me Twittering that any time soon.
Actually, I have nearly as much of an aversion to the legion of Facebook gangstas who are always mobbing me with invites and promises of a continual virtual party online with all of our mutual friends. In some ways, the Twittering Twitter Twits are less obnoxious and more subdued in their recruitment tactics. However, I do see the curse of Facebook addiction as being somewhat similar to the addiction of blogging. Being an obvious victim/addict of the latter, I can personally attest that the desire to communicate one's thoughts to a hostile and uncaring world is more the byproduct of a frustrated creative writer or storyteller than the ludicrous pie in the sky daydream of convincing oneself that anyone "out there" really cares about what we do or say as appears is the case for the Facebook Mafia and the Twitter Twits.
TWITT THE TWITTERING TWITTERS!
[Video found @ For Myself and Strangers which directed me to Boing Boing]