My love/hate for twitter.
Twitter, Twitter, Twitter. Nowadays, everybody has twitter. I can pride myself in being on of the early adopters, tweeting since march ’09, just a few months before twitter became booming. I never really understood the importance of Twitter. Most people use it to describe their lives, instead of just posting it on their facebook-profile. Other people use it to advertise their own webpage (guilty!). Nowadays, I sometimes browse twitter out of curiosity to see why there are sirenes racing across my street.
That’s, in my opinion, the only real function of twitter: spreading news before the bigger websites are able to post anything about it. A lot of TV-programs encourage people to discuss their broadcast, sometimes showing tweets which feature their program on their shows. This is just another form of shameful advertising.
I didn’t really get why twitter was so popular, so I stopped using it. That’s why I haven’t tweeted anything from august 10th, 2010, until today, with the announcement of this blog. I don’t really care about twitter, but apparently it’s any easy way to say to people: “Stop what you are doing, I wrote another piece in my diary, you MUST read it!”
Therefore. I have started using twitter again. I feel horrible.