Sunday, February 13, 2011

In Which I Prove Myself a Luddite

Twitter. Sigh.

I know I am supposed to be hip and down with it and all that but I'm sorry, I just .................. don't like Twitter.

Maybe it's because the "tweets" sort of resemble the lists of ingredients on the back of a TV Dinner: a few things you recognize interspersed with unintelligible whatchamacalits and hashmarks and whatnot.

Maybe it's because they're called "tweets". (This just sort of makes my skin crawl for some reason.)

Maybe because it seems that anything worth saying (Short of communications during a revolution) should be more than 140 characters long.

Maybe because Twitter just reminds me of Sarah Palin, the Palinization of our political discourse or something fancy thing like that (It would take more than 140 characters to explain, people....)

Likely, though, it's all because I'm old, or getting old. Hell, I don't text either. And my cell phone doesn't even have letters on it!

I'm sorry Twitter. I have tried to like you. Really I have. Came across this nifty list of the Best Twittering Agents and checked it out and everything. (Those of you hipper than I am should check this list out immediately.)

You and me, little bird, were just not meant to be....


Jessica Bell said...

LOL! Don't worry, you're not alone. I can't stand Twitter either!

Anne Gallagher said...

Me either. Don't Face Book as well. I think if we were meant to shorten our conversations, we'd all have taken shorthand in high school.

Alicia Gregoire said...

I love Twitter. It works with my attention span.

maryw said...

We'll have to talk Twitter someday. It can be whatever you want it to be, and I think you might find a few uses for it.

N. Blank said...

I don't like Twitter either. You're not alone!