Friday, May 08, 2009

Twit-ter

twit! - A foolishly annoying person

twitter - blogging for twits perhaps? or just blogging for people with little to say. I'm just asking. I mean I don't really have any beef here, I refer to twitter at various point as mobile myspace, the perfect stalking tool or a tool used to make the mundane exciting, plus I think the machine is secretly just trying to make us comfortable with giving out way too much information so it can get as much info on us as possible to perfect its artificial intelligence but whatever! Yea I watch too much Sarah Connors Chronicles so what!

Dear God I wonder can you save me.
Illuminati want my mind, soul and my body

Still it is rather interesting to watch the procession, from blogging to myspace to facebook to twitter. Now we never ever have to communicate with anyone face to face again if we don't want to or send personal messages cause we can share with everyone one time at the press of a button. That should save us time but then again we'll need more time to do important things like checking status updates and twits from the hundreds of celebrities we're following online and "friends" who we met once in a drunken stupor in a bar two years ago.

We're making more connections but less lasting ones perhaps. The word friend has been diluted beyond belief. By the way that's not saying you cant make real lasting friendships online cause you can.

Oh well enough of a rant today. I'll stick to real blogging and leave the twits alone. I just really wanted to say that I wonder if the twitter-ers realize what that root word twit means.

13 comments:

Will said...

yeah i'm not sure what to make of twitter... i joined then de-twitted, then joined then de-twitted... it just seems a tad pointless to me...

the world is much smaller...

Anonymous said...

Eloquently spoken my friend. Funny how you put this out there now as I'm trying to reload my blog again for some "real" world issues (not that there isn't any on Twitter or Facebook)

- a brotha has some things to say and I just can't say 'em on those sites. I need to post that post I had on my site last year how we've become disconnected.

- Luke Cage

Guyana-Gyal said...

You know what I wrote a while back in a blog post...how come, with all this wonderful technology, we still don't know how to talk, really talk, communicate?

Abeni said...

Instant world we live in so twiiter teaches us to say it as quickly as possible:)

blahblohblog said...

I must admit I quite like Twittering. I post little things that flit thru my brain but would never make it to a blog post y'know? I will admit that the interfacing is different to blogging in the sense that it is very immediate. However I've "met" some really great, smart and funny Caribbean tweeters, many of whom don't blog, or blog infrequently so they're not on the Caribbean blogoscope radar at all. (Ask Abeni, she knows what I mean)

Ironically I have just Tweeted about one of Will's posts! Na na na na na Willie boy! :D Look me up on Twitter when you cross over to the dark side. http://twitter.com/blahblohblog/

Will said...

ok... i caved again... dammit...

http://twitter.com/williamjabbott

dalia said...

i have a twitter account, but i'm not sure how to link it to all my other social media sites... and i mean, really, i'm not a celebrity, so who the hell cares about when i've brushed my teeth or found a penny on the sidewalk?

i already post status updates in FB - isn't that enough information on what i'm doing?

Stunner said...

It seems technology has that amazing capability to bring us closer yet keep us so far apart. I still haven't tried twitter yet, not that interested. Maybe I will get the whole twitter infection if I try it.

Nikki said...

I'm a Twitterholic. Holla at your girl: http://twitter.com/Soulrific

GC (God's Child) said...

you are right about the machine
and I thought twittering had to do with birds
not that they are very smart. . .

HomeGirl said...

I twitter mainly as a tool to get blog traffic. LOL

Airbourne said...

I use both Facebook's "What are you doing right now?" & Twitter itself for the same purpose - as headlines to promote my News-Blog, for the most part I think it works.... I don't really think people care that much of I pick my nose or pop a zit or whatever?

Jacqueline Smith said...

I've never been curious enough to even go on to twitter. What is it now, fast lane blogging?