Your Honor, I’m just a caveman
Twittering. Tweeting. Twatting. Whatever the hell it’s called when someone puts something on the Twitter.
I’m sorry, I just don’t get it. Exactly what is appealing about reading small snippets about what someone is doing? Are we that ADD of a nation drenched in Idiocracy now?
I had the following discussion with a friend recently, and I’ll do my best to reproduce this verbatim.
Friend: “Dude, you need to get on Twitter.”
Friend: “It’s the next big thing. Everyone’s doing it. Facebook is so yesterday.”
Me: “I just got on Facebook a few months ago and it’s already obsolete?”
Friend:“Yeah, man, it’s all about Twitter. It’s bad ass.”
Friend: “It just is, dude! You can put what you’re doing and people can follow you.”
Me: “Why not just text what you’re doing to people who would actually care?”
Friend: “You don’t get it. Trust me, dude, Twitter’s bad ass.”
Me: “I hate you.”
What is Twitter, exactly? As far as I can tell, it’s a place where you can put a sentence or two about what you’re doing. People can “follow” you and you can “follow” people.
That’s it. Nothing more. Nothing less.
How is that appealing? How is that a social revolution? Trust me, I don’t have anything that I do or think that is remotely interesting. Only 2 of you read this, and one of which is Big!
Admittedly, I’m a little slow on the popular technologies. I just got on the Facebook, recently bought my first digital camera and still do not own an iPod. But, I’m just applying simple logic here and I can’t figure it out.
Somebody help me understand the benefit and draw of Twitter because I’m beyond lost.