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Why Twitter Makes No Sense to Me

By Tim Bielik On June - 5 - 2009

These days, we live in an era where anyone can communicate to anyone very quickly.

However, one Web site, twitter.com, has become the latest addition to this craze, where anyone can rant or say anything they want in 140 characters or less.

Today, everyone from college coaches to ESPN anchors to newspaper reporters has a page.

Well, I am making a personal decision not to use Twitter for the time being.

I feel the site is just an extension of another device called the Facebook status message.

I came into knowledge about Twitter from Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva’s infamous halftime “tweet,” which included the words “gotta pick it up.”

He was reprimanded, and, frankly, I just had to raise my hands and wonder “where are we at in society?” (Hat tip to Mike Gundy.)

I’ve really never understood the latest craze that now has invaded SportsCenter, where now half of the quotes used about athletes are from Twitter.

Some breaking news stories are from Twitter.

Lane Kiffin and Tony LaRussa have gotten in trouble from Twitter.

I don’t mean to bash the thing because it is a huge phenomenon. But I just don’t get it.

I don’t need to know what someone is doing every 20 minutes.

Examples from my nonexistent Twitter page:

-chillin at the ‘Shoe. waiting for the offense to show up.
Oct. 25, 2008 11:35 PM from phone

-Finally!! The Brownies beat the G-MEN! We’re gonna turn this around!!!
Oct. 13, 2008 12:11 AM from computer

Oct. 19, 2008 7:32 PM from computer

-cavs down by two with one second left. feeling good about cancelling my $500 bet that they would win.
May 22, 2009 11:25 PM from phone

-oh yea. indians have 1 win to get before the world series. out partying!!!!!
Oct. 16, 2007 11:33 from computer

Oct. 21, 2007 10:44 from phone

I would continue, but I feel that those are just the best hits.

As a Clevelander, I feel that this page could be a diverse collection of millions of emotions to others. To people like me, they would block me after looking at it for three seconds.

I really don’t understand it, but I understand that it’s amazingly popular now.

Either way, you won’t see me jumping on the bandwagon. Even when I do, I’ll probably have my first post say something like: “why am i on here again???”

I give the creator credit, because he has created a great product.

I’m just not the type to describe everything I’m doing every day, or else you might see posts from my page only once every five or six hours.

So, like I said, me and Twitter are not meant to happen for now. Maybe someday, but by then I’ll either have caved in or gone completely insane.

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