Sunday, February 8

Twitter I Not

On Saturday I read an article in the Telegraph about Twitter.com – the next BIG thing – move over Facebook everyone is doing Twitter.
Well that would be everyone but moi.
The concept of telling the world what I am doing right now fills me with a shudder. The likes of Stephen Fry with his luvvie lifestyle might well be the most hit upon popular site….went to the Bafta’s…..lunch with Prince Charles…..touring America with a film crew…..chatting in the green room with Tom Cruise…………took Harry for a walk………don’t know what we’re having for dinner……..must put some washing on………there’s a bird on the bird table……you see my life doesn’t lend itself to public viewing, nothing happens of any note for months on end.
I am not moaning about my lot, I mostly enjoy my extremely non-eventful life; well to be honest I’m not up to doing anything more exciting these days than to the odd trip to The Eternal Maker or Waitrose or the local ironmongers and as such I don’t need to tell the world or my social network (Stella)
When I was growing up and before my parents had a telephone installed if I wanted to arrange to meet a school friend in the holidays I wrote a letter… I guess a lot has changed since then.

17 comments:

  1. I completely agree ! It's dangerous, unsociable and the biggest waste of your life. Having said all that my sister and niece are allergic to the telephone and so it's the only way I can keep an eye on them - OK, I spy ! :)

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  2. I have a friend who is very into twitter - To be honest, I'm not sure how it works yet;
    I do find though that lots of people disparage my blogging and I have come to regard that as an essential part of my life. I'm reluctant to jude.
    Therefore I joined twitter a couple of days ago and I think that I might enjoy playing about with it; people have the choice to connect or not connect - Euan feels that my computer activity is to compensate for the lack of a water cooler in my workroom.
    Perhaps.
    J
    x

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  3. I joined Facebook to view a friend's photographs and accepted a few invitations to be friends with other people. Many simply post inane rubbish, eg they are bored, tired or hungry, one even posts a line from a song each day (complete with numerous spelling mistakes). I assume most will use twitter in the same way. I think blogs take a bit more pride by posting interesting, thought provoking material and some beautiful photographs, at least the ones I read do, and readers show their appreciation in the comments.

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  4. I tryed and gave up. It's not for me.

    Alfazema

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  5. I delved into Twitter and even set up an account but once I looked around the site to get the hang of it and what is 'expected' of a Twitter-er...I flew away never to return.

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  6. I've got a Facebook account ... but I don't 'get' it. Am I weird? Ok, yes, I know I am, but I mean am I weird to not 'get it'? What's it FOR exactly?!

    I looked at Twitter, but immediately thought 'nope' don't get that either!

    x

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  7. Nope am a BLOGGER now... thik it's the only way... keep smiling your posts always make me laugh out loud... ooo & i do love a bit of Waitrose shopping too....

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  8. At the risk of sounding like an old codger, I sometimes just can't believe how easy it is to communicate - instantly - about everything. I had a really good friend at school and every night we'd go home and after our homework we'd write screeds and screeds to each other, swap letters in morning registration and secretly read them in class... then do it all again the next day... nobody would do that now, they'd be Facebooking and Twittering... everything is so immediate... I'm not sure that is a good thing.

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  9. i love twitter myself!
    i don't twitter with my "real life" friends in fact very few of them even now i'm a blogger or even a "crafter" BUT i feel closer to my online friends - it's just like when you have a gossip in your tea-break at work - just that i work at home so i miss that.
    the whole of the internet can be dangerous - you just need to be cautious.

    i remeber stating that i'd never have/need a mobile phone . . . .

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  10. I totally agree! Whatever happened to letter writing anyway, does anybody do that anymore, or do they even know how. My daughter set me up with a facebook account and I am embarressed to say that I just don't get it, I am not sure why people seem to be going crazy over it. It is so nice to know that I am not the only one.
    x

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  11. Me too ! I went onto facebook and hooked up with a few old friends which was great...but most if it is such a total waste of time - utter drivel, frankly I haven't got time for it. I'm such an old misery !

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  12. I read that article as well, bet Twitter got loads more folk signing up after that.
    I have read on several blogs and in the Etsy forums that people are using it as a marketing tool but I don't really understand how.

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  13. J haven't tried it so won't condemn it out of hand but the thought of twittering my life away with such gems as'the cats just been sick on the kitchen table' and 'can't use my new bodum coffee frother becasue it didn't tell me it needed batteries' I mean are you really bovvered?

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  14. Completely unrelated posting by me at this point. Wanted to let you know that I've just stumbled across your blog and have just finished reading it all from the very beginning (does that make me a bit weird or sad?) Anyway, I've really enjoyed it and I think it's nice to let people know these things.
    Thought you might be interested to know that in reference to your posting of May 23 07 re cauliflowers, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall (is he in the same category as Jamie from your point of view?) was writing in praise of the cauli in the Guardian on Tuesday. Apparently it's going to be the next 'trendy' vegetable...
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/feb/10/cauliflower-broccoli-recipes

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  15. Well, actually, I quite like it!

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  16. I'm with you on that one..my life really isnt that exciting to let others know about it on twitter (unless they are really into doom and the odd bit of gloom)..I'm even struggling with blogging at the mo.

    (Love that cheeky fat birdy in the post above Lynn)

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  17. Steve9:52 PM

    Twitter ye not :)

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