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Wednesday, 15 July 2009

To Tweet or not to Tweet...dat is the question

14:59 Posted by Sir Scribbles 29 comments
It's been on my mind for a very long time now, I am not one to fall prey to peer pressure but this was simply getting out of hand....

I kno wdis feeling,I 've felt this way b4, about a year ago, I was young then, naive, ignorant, they enticed me wiv promises of connecting wiv friends old and new, they said it wud change my life and I'd never be tortured by boredom ever again. I showed little resistance then and so I fell into the gaping abyss of social networking...It took me 10 months to get clean...this time I'm older and much wiser....and also curious...

I decided to find out what the whole ruckus was about. I wasn't going to indulge in anything, I was just going to take a stroll past the site and see watz up, purely out of curiosity nothing more. The set up wasn't too exciting, nothing to draw you in. A bird perched on a leafless brach silent and staring back at me. I felt strong willed enough to simply walk past the open gate and check out the interior of this dullin site. I clicked past the Get "Strated-Join" sign...

I was face to face with the most alluring invitation I've ever seen in my online life, I have clicked and navigated through the valleys and deserts of cyberspace and have never come across a more inviting suggetion....they gave me five simple parttions...Name, Username, password, email and below all this, looking as non-chalant as possible, as if my acceptance or rejection wud mean nonthing to them was the big green hand stretched out to welcome me and tatooed across it was "create ur account".....

My will was slowly wavering...I ran out clicking...navigating as far away as possible...I ended up on fmylife.com....Twitter won't get me yet!

29 comments:

UnderCover07 said...

Lol...I signed up but the thing dsnt have a hold of me. Maybe my life is jst too boring to tweet about. But for u Scribbs who crazy shit always seems to be happening to or around, I can see u getting addicted becos u'll always have something to tweet about. And its faster than blogging...lol

UnderCover07 said...

*hold on me

Sulihp said...

scribbly boo...i dunno oh, i don't feel tweeter, but if u start let me know, so i can follow you. your head is a rather interesting place.

Tigeress said...

Not to tweet.

Rene said...

Not to tweet.
Remain in the resistance camp with the likes of me......lol
We wudn't want to share your mind now would we?

Zena said...

I cannot standing Twitter

My profile on there is sitting... I hate it

Nice Anon said...

keep on tweeting you guys.. nice anon tweeth not!

Fabulo-la said...

Not to tweet.
Definitely.

yinkuslolo said...

i window-tweet, i get acct but i no get twitter for my fone. so, i log on at work and read when i'm bored.

but dont tweet Robby, the way u were(or still 'are') addicted to facebook is not a good sign. Blogger is a handful

NaijaBabe said...

Tweeetttt!!
Tweet
Tweet

Tweet tweet.

Yes tweet!!

Do you know how interesting to read just 2 lines and I can immediately understand the crazy shit (as undercover says) that has gone down in the last 5 minutes. Only to laugh out loud, refresh and then start laughing at another tweet of yours? LOL

Tweet
Tweet

Theres nothing there jo...trust me. There are no pictures to keep ypu glued to your laptop like facebook would, nor events to check who's attending or not!! LOL

Facebook is the devil with fork and horns...twitter is the cute little baby.only with a very cheeky smile. Thats as bad as it gets!

NaijaBabe said...

Tweet tweet

NaijaBabe said...

tweet tweet

NaijaBabe said...

tweeeeeeeeeet




ok I'm going now

Peaches said...

tweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!!!!!!!!!!

CultureCynic said...

Robertford if you join Twitter...i will quit you!!!!...this is not a threat...it is a forecast!!!.


i think twitter would have been ok if it disallowed celebrities ...am all for random but their need to constantly overhsare every singular detail of their life is making my eyes throw up.....like seriously....this whole trying to be appear as a normal person is not convincing in the least bit...they are all playing sheep, i cant wait for twitter to become a fad so they can hop on the next thing and fucking kill it. i can see it now, the next one will be called Zipper....so te info can get too you in the Zip of time....last wk, some random woman tweeted a bank robbery as it was going on...like the woman was one of the hostages but her idiotic mind told her to tweet it as it transpired....like that shit is disturbing, the constant need to fucking to connect is doing away with common sense, what if the robbers saw her and shot her asss for tweeting, then she will b the first victim of tweeting gone wrong.This need to connect is becoming nothing short of desperation for relevance. but there are times when twitter can bring new knowledge like with the Iran debacle....

like i will join twitter if and only if twitter disallows irrelevant and boring content....no i dont care to know that you are in labour this very minute (kimora Lee Simmons) ... nor do i want to know that Jesus is your homeboy, get a shirt that is far too annoying...I WANT TO BE ENTERTAINED and twitter doesn't gurantee me that. i dont even tweet YET i know what is going in Twitterdom becuase they have infiltrated everything else....i did not send, i dont want....and to think that random people who cannot even put up a decent status message on FB are now flocking to twitter beats me.....my name is CC and i am too cool for twitter....there i said it!!

Penelope said...

i tot u were goin to say better thing self. smh. hiss

Penelope said...

CC if nt that u were my aunty ehn....:@
Anyways dont join self. most of my updates i fap from your blog...n sometimes i borrow ur quotes. We cant have two smart pple on twitter with the same updates....tut tut tut..not good for my image abeg. People already think Im a G self with all the cool thots i come up with on twiterr!..hehehe ;)

NaijaBabe said...

Cc...you only see those updates if you decide to FOLLOW those people...I only have MY friends on twitter for the same reasons that you mentioned. If I cant have randomers on my facebook, why will I now decide to follow them on twitter?

chayoma said...

trust me my life is too boring for me to be tweeting abt it!
Naijababe will kill me with laughter....

Original Mgbeke said...

First time here, I'll be sure to spend a week in your mind and see if you were right.

But with that said, Twitter is yet to suck me in. I really don't get the appeal. Then again I've never really been into Social networking sites. Okay I'm playing...I was into Blackplanet, Hi-5 & currently Facebook but hey! I beat the Myspace syndrome. Ha Ha Ha.

CultureCynic said...

mmmmmmmmmmm u dont need to FOLLOW celebrities to read their tweets, they have followers, their followers copy and paste,so u dont need to be on twitter to get twitter news...re twitter i dont care about 'normal 'people and their 'normal' life...they can bore each other to death for all i care, i am merely adverse to the celebrity oversharing that makes the 'news' on my MSN and Yahoo Dashboard....lets face it Twitter was made for celebrities , the same way FB was made for college students...everyone else is just trying to keep up.

Phoenix said...

Unfortunately (HA!!) that bug hasnt caught up with me as yet.....,

Sir Scribbles II said...

Okay I've decided I'm not joining. Even though the prospect of me posting my every thot and experience ios tempting I cannot go thru another online addiction abeg...of which I think I'm having a facebook relapse

Vera Ezimora said...

LOL. I'm a tweeter, but I'm not addicted. I do it cause it's another way to network, so they say.

So the answer is... to DEFINITELY tweet!

leggy said...

pleaseeeeeee dont join tweeter..i cant be left standing alone!!!

Dark Neo said...

Facebook is the only social ntwkn site that can keep me addicted. Dude its like taking the facebook status and making it a website. You can do interesting things with it but it'll get old.....ps they got me but my twitter account will rust for 8 out of 12 months in a year ...just like my social life!

deola said...

lovely!

Reverence said...

LMAO @ CC, i know someone who tweeted on his wedding day. good for people like us who couldn't make it to the wedding.. but seriously?

yaaay to NOT. its a stupid waste of time.

Anonymous said...

lol.. FML was d buzz man! def not to tweet