Kudos to David Harsanyi for his excellent column, “C’mon, admit it. Twitter is useless.”
To this point, I’ve found Twitter so aggressively worthless that I was forced to research exactly what I was missing. In the process, I stumbled across a useful New York Times tech column penned by David Pogue that clarified all. The headline read, “Twitter? It’s What You Make It.”
In summation, like your beloved pet rock, Twitter is useful only in your imagination.
He won’t be accused of this often, but in this case, David is much too kind.
Yes, I have a Twitter account, but I almost never post “random thoughts.” Instead, I use it to link to new posts here as well as to worthwhile reads I’ve found elsewhere.
When I served in the Colorado Senate, one of the best lessons I learned is: Every thought that passes through your mind doesn’t need to come out of your mouth. Yet that’s what Twitter encourages. No reflection, no context, just “tweet” because everybody else is doing it.
Twitter is mental flatulence. Period.