Tuesday, April 21, 2009

All delinquent Twitterers please stand up

I thrust my chair back enthusiastically to admit that I am a bad, bad Twitterer (the prefix "twit" is quite apropos). Everyone who is following me, I apologize. But I just can't bring myself to jot down so much self-indulgent nothing rubbish. I mean, one could argue that having a blog is pretty ego-driven, but it actually requires thought and follow-through of some sort. The object here is to entertain, and along the way to perhaps complain, share thoughts, miseries, observations, etc in an integrated and meaningful way (sometimes).

But really, do you really need to know that I'm on my way to the hardware store, or that I cut my ankle while shaving? Do I really need to share these insignificant incidentals with the world? I mean, who cares?

Does anyone ever think that perhaps we are turning into a technocracy of stalkers? Doesn't anyone want anything to be private anymore? Do we all think we're so great that sharing all of the intimate details of our lives would be so interesting to everyone else?

Of course I can see the advantages of online interactive "friend" or "dating" sites. You are able to meet new people with interests that match your own to a scarily exacting degree, and you can find people who were important to you earlier in life/ keep in contact with those you don't see on a regular basis. Sure, that's cool. I can dig that.

And- I'm not going to lie- it is perhaps advantageous for my business to offer such drivel for those who just can't get enough of me. Ha ha! I suppose I feel horribly ambivalent about the whole situation. I don't want to have phones and computers and iPods and whatever else creeping into every corner of my life. But on the other hand, even my trivialities are pretty sweet... Hmmm....

Well, that does it. Shall I keep tweeting (to "tweet" is the act of writing on Twitter- thank you francis) or not? I shall let my readers decide. Take the survey to your right to help me. I should like if you gave a description in the comments section on why you voted Yay or Nay.

xoxo.

10 comments:

roch said...

don't do it...it has advantages but is really just helps people feel less insignificant ...you're too cool for that really
jimp

Ronald10021 said...

I think what I love most about you is your keen insight and great commentary, and yes, while I want to hear all about your shaving habits (I'm such a perv), we are becoming a technocracy of stalkers. I have 2 twitter accounts (one for my real world identity and another for this one) and use neither. I just don't get it and I don't have time. I don't have enough time for real life, let alone facebook and blogspot to play anywhere else on-line.

advochasty said...

That is the most rigged ballot I have ever seen!! Like I don't know how to vote that one.

On the other hand, a friend who tweets (I do not ... yet) said she is trying to find her 140 character voice - or whatever the character count is.

I thought that was pretty cool in an avant, instant-techno written word kind of way. Can you entertain, enlighten, enliven in that many characters? A challenge.

Or, we could smash the technocracy!!!

francis said...

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/22/opinion/22dowd.html?_r=1&ref=opinion

hoodman said...

i say nay, the concept of twittering is so silly to me. Why on earth do people need to know what You're doing every second. Honestly You don't need it, the more mystery the better.

Mistress Veronica NYC said...

Ronald,

Yeah, I really think that Twitter is for people who are really a) ADHD and need something to do constantly and/or b) really effing bored. I am neither, so don't really see the point.

That reminds me- I walked in to a coffee shop the other day and everyone was using either a cell phone or a laptop. The place was full, and there was literally one person reading an actual book. No one was actually interacting with anyone next to them. Just weird.

Mistress Veronica NYC said...

Advo,

I totally agree that it is a challenge, but as the Twitter people use that as one of their marketing strategies (that people should challenge themselves with their product) it naturally makes me suspicious. "Challenge your writing skills with our product!" Uh- sorry, not buying it.

Mistress Veronica NYC said...

Hoodman and roch-

Thank you for your votes (I am assuming here).

Thanks everyone for their input- and the lovely compliments.


xoxo.

Louie Monkey-Pest said...

Twittering is too much. Are people really that interested in knowing 24/7 what someone is up to? The next thing, people witll have GPS chips implanted in them so you can follow where they are at all times.

Marvingaye said...

My vote is a resounding NO. I just found out that KARL ROVE twitters or tweets or whatever the fuck you call it. That's about all I need to know about Twitter right there.

BTW, hemp jewelery is cool.

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