Wednesday, April 15, 2009

So NOW is Enough?

It seems the line has been drawn and the tweeters are finally fed up, USA Today says.

["The popularity of Twitter has some relationships in a twist " by Maria Puente, USA TODAY]

Apparently the Assholes who tweet constantly have decided that there is a limit, and anyone who exceeds that becomes the Assholes' Asshole. The social networkers want the rest of us to stop letting our virtual lives overtake our real lives. One person they quote for the article has 386,000 Twitter followers, but we're the ones who are out of control.

Suddenly all the poking and tweeting is too much. When they do it, it's okay. But when everyone else does it, we suck.

Twitter is a good service for spreading a message. Most of the people who use it seem to be marketing or publicizing some message. So seriously, you have a message? I don't have a message. That's why I need to stop.

I can only follow up to 20 of anything: tweeters or bloggers. I visit the same 20 sites each day. Sometimes I forget and visit more. So to remind myself that 20 is the limit, I just take off my shoes and socks and count my fingers and toes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19,.. 19? When the hell did I lose a toe?

So I guess I do have a message: "When we were out partying last night, did anyone see what happened to my toe?"