I do not like Twitter. There, I said it. I don’t like it, I don’t understand it and quite frankly, I don’t feel like I’m missing much. I do not need to @mcdonalds to tell me what’s up. If I want to know what is going on with MickyDees I will google it. I’m a big fan of Google.
Nineteen hours ago @mcdonalds wrote “Morning Tweeps! We have a winter wonderland outside my window. Good thing I stopped 4 my McCafe Latte this morning – it’s keeping me warm.” Guess what, @McDonalds, you are not real. When you use word like “we” and “I,” you really creep me out.
Beyond just being creepy, I don’t like twitter for a number of other reasons.
1. Twitter feed our collective ADD.
Are we really that far gone that we can only take in things that are 140 characters or less?
2. Twitter makes it easy to never have to think for ourselves.
People log on to twitter to find out what other people think is nifty rather than try to define cool on their own.
3. Twitter indulges our vanity.
Do we really need 15 followers to tweet us back in order to reassure us we’re as cool as we think we are?
4. Twitter is about as impersonal as you can get.
If you think your friend Susan would like an article you just read, why don’t you email her a link with a nice note asking how her day is going?
I know that a lot of people disagree with me on this and maybe I am old-fashioned, but I just don’t see the appeal. Twitter is not for me, but if you are a fan, by all means, go ahead and tweet this to all your friends.