Yeah, after ripping it for months, I caved and got a Twitter account
I can see the appeal of it and when you use it through something like Tweetdeck its a cool little instant messenger type thing. Gotta be honest I only got it as my brother uses it and he's a fucker to pin down at the best of times, so this was a way to get hold of him. Still dont approve of people linking it to their Facebook though as seen through that it makes no fucking sense.
BUT, some of the fucking shit that people post on there is just dumb. I mean, todays one seems to be
I'm on a mission today! Please help @stephenfry pass 1 million followers today #frymillion !
What? Lets all join fucking hands and get Stephen Fry a million followers? Why?
I know he seems to be the Twitter equivalent of that Tom guy everyone got when they created a Myspace page (ahhhh, remember Myspace) but seriously? I mean last week it actually made the news that he was going to delete his Twitter account because someone dared to call him boring! Do we really need to masturbate the fuckers ego this much? He's rich, successful, talented, respected... when's it enough? And if strangers following him on Twitter is his yardstick then he's obviously not as intelligent as he appears.
What was the other one?
oh yeah - Rememberence day. Now firstly Im not having a go at the day. Its important, ok?
BUT there was a thing going over twitter about how everyone should tweet a blank tweet at 11pm as a virtual silence. How fucking retarded is that? You might as well shout out the window "IM BEING QUIET!".
And the other thing is still celebrities in general on there. Now I have a few "famous" people on mine, but unless you read comics, and specifically 2000AD you wont know them. Also they are all people I have talked to a bit and who know who I am in the real world, so while I wouldnt presume to call them friends, I would get a "Hey, hows it going" if I passed them in the street.
Now not saying you shouldnt follow famous people if you are a fan and want to keep up with what they are doing. But the constant "Look at me, look at me" shit is just pathetic.
I mean I saw someone yesterday posting a message to Jonathan Ross which basically said "What was that show you used to do with so and so. I could look it up but thought I'd ask you directly". Whats the fucking point of that? The guy has hundreds of thousands of followers. You really think he's that starved for attention he's going to respond to every awkward attempt at getting noticed?
So yeah, I'm not following any famous people. Would I ever? Probably not, but you never know. Hell, Im not even following Dita von Teese on there, but thats mainly because I have a bad feeling if I did I'd decide she was pissing me off after a few days so I'd rather keep with the silent images thanks. And on that note... :)