Maybe it’s just me, but Twitter -” what’s the point?
I can’t think of anything it does that Facebook doesn’t already, only better. When I re-joined recently, it wasn’t long before I had a curious little bunch in my Twitosphere, but about the most interesting thing for me was the tweetspeak.
I heard somewhere that 60 percent of neweeters lose interest within 30 days of joining. I made it to 10. I guess it all seemed a bit blah and lacked that sense of interaction that can be found within the book.
And while I may well have tapped into my inner teenage girl following Ashton Kutcher, I couldn’t give a toss if he’s feeling bored or if Perez likes sleeping with his socks on.
And if we thought Facebook was a bit egocentric, it’s got nothing on Twitter. Narcissitwits (over)-sharing their excruciating twaddle. Who can be bothered? Well, millions in some cases.
Some apparently suffer from tweetaholism. And scarily enough, Twegosearching -” the act of following yourself. Seriously, tweeple -” what’s that about?
Facebook does the same with status updates, doesn’t it? Plus bookers are offered so much more than a laborious page of one-liners. Admittedly, I did enjoy following smh_news, sydstarobserver and sstarmelb. Yup, we’re on Twitter too. And I kinda got off on the immediacy of breaking-news tweets.
Thumbs up for that.
But meh, when it comes to following celebs or being followed myself, not really interested. I like my apps simple. And for me, it just became another username, another thing to maintain. And about as exciting as lawn bowls on Rohypnol.
There’s also something creepy about the fact that just anyone can follow you. My motley crew included Jessica Biel and Mary Magdalene, and I’m pretty sure neither were the real deal. Call it a hunch. But it wasn’t long before paranoia set in and I removed my pic and surname.
Is it the new social networking frontier? I doubt it. But it’s free, and still worth a look-see, particularly if you’re a bit of a celeb-head or like staying abreast of news.
I guess I was expecting to be blown away by a schmick new interface and some seriously cool cyber action. To be left aching for tweets from a twentourage of twawesome twitterflys.But instead found myself wondering what I was missing on Facebook.
‘Twas not to be.