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Phil Simms earned major points from me when he pointed out how sick he already was of Twitter on Showtime's "Inside the NFL."

Bill Cowher retorted that the social-networking phenomenon is harmless.

The story about Shawne Merriman and Tila Tequila trading accusations via tweets would suggest the former Pittsburgh Steeler coach isn't totally correct. After all, giving emotionally unstable laymen easy access to the public record whilst in the middle of a legal dispute could wreak utter havoc on either side's case. Regardless, Cowher is basically right on the money—for the most part, Twitter is an innocuous (and mindless) nothing.

But so was Hanson. And the Backstreet Boys.

Doesn't change the fact that I wanted to shove white-hot, diamond-edged drill bits into my ear drums just to spare myself the agony of "Mmmm Bop" or any of the other ungodly boy band songs.

Coincidentally, that's about where I am with Twitter.

Before I bury the newest fad, let me say this—there are some very legitimate uses for it.

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