I Wanna Be Like Ashton and Oprah! Don’t I?
Let me warn you, this is about Twitter. I know, I know. Another person “talking about Twitter” is hardly unique.
But I’m going to ask you to bear with me just a little longer.
You’ve seen it all over the news. Ashton and Oprah, CNN and Larry King. Jon Stewart mocks it. Members of Congress forget that it’s on the intarwebs and tweet live at the wrong times.
Yeah, everyone’s doing it and everyone’s telling us everyone’s doing it. And why we’re doing it or why it’s going to fail because everyone’s doing it.
Except no one seems to have asked why I do it.
They don’t seem to get that I might not be bummed out by the fact that Oprah’s tweets are slowing down and why headlines like “Celebrities Take Over Twitter, Kick Geeks Aside” are much more bothersome.
Was Twitter a “junior high school popularity contest” until the media decided it was? And why am I left feeling like they decided I was the awkward Goth kid on the far end of the bleachers before I ever got to tell them that I was a Vampire and not Goth?
Oh right. Because they forgot to ask. They got all wrapped up in Britney and Ashton and Oprah mania and forgot to ask every day Twitter users why they use Twitter.
[this is where I deleted a whole mess of stuff]
See that space? That’s where I wrote a ton of stuff about how people use Twitter. I’m sure it was great, but I realized it was totally out of place considering my comments above.
So, while I’m hardly a major media outlet and while it’s unlikely this will ever hit the AP, I’ll ask. If only to pull a few more people off the bleachers for a little while.
Tell me why you use Twitter?
I’d really like to know.