Friday, December 11, 2009


Twitter accounts are extremely common nowadays; virtually everyone has one. I, however, have not yet jumped on the bandwagon. Why?

1. I don't want to let people know what I'm doing every second of the day

2. I don't want to know what other people are doing every second of the day

3. I don't want people "following" me. *looks around suspiciously*

But Regina, you can set your profile to "private"

Yes, but I'm paranoid, okay? I also don't want to know what my ~fav celebrities~ are doing, or what X, Y, or Z ate that morning. All this stuff can be done on things like forums, and by using status updates on a social network.

But Regina, Twitter IS the new Facebook!

I don't like Facebook either. But I have it. Yes, it's hypocritical, but it's the only way I can contact some people. See, I feel it's okay to have a Twitter account if all your friends have it and it's the ONLY way to contact them. However, if all your friends have Myspace, MSN, Email, Facebook... do you REALLY need to converse with them on multiple networks at the same time?

Okay, you can all yell at me for disliking Twitter now.

Do you have Twitter? If so, what do you use it for?


6 comments so far.

  1. Marbles on December 11, 2009 at 4:51 PM

    so i know we've allready talked about this but a new thought popped into my head.

    You have a blog.

    Twitter is like mini blog posts.

    And to correct your mistaken impresssion, you aren't forced to write things every second of the day. You say things on the internet free for anyone to see through this blog, twitter is the same only much shorter.

  2. lyrical charlatan on December 11, 2009 at 5:27 PM

    ^Actually, Tumblr is more like mini blog posts. :P With only a 140 character limit you can't really get much in there that would even resemble a well thought out blog post. But anyways, you're right: I do have a blog. Why do I need Twitter? This post wasn't about me disliking Twitter, it was about me not NEEDING Twitter.
    I'm not saying no one should have Twitter, I just don't have a use for it since I have this blog as well as Facebook; I honestly can't see myself constantly updating Twitter with blurbs about what I'm doing.

    Lastly, I was exaggerating about posting every second of the day...

  3. Marbles on December 12, 2009 at 9:49 AM

    Good, we'll argue more about this on monday I'm sure

  4. Shiying! on December 12, 2009 at 3:39 PM

    But Regina, if you get twitter...

    "So I twat yesterday"

    but you can chirp via tweet!
    /makes bad bird jokes

  5. lyrical charlatan on December 13, 2009 at 1:37 PM

    ^And you tell me MY jokes are bad?? :P

  6. Meg on December 14, 2009 at 11:27 AM

    I could not agree more. I've never used Twitter, and I don't foresee having any use for it anytime soon.

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