I’m amazed at how defensive many Twitter users are. Dare to say that you don’t use it, or point out some negative aspect of it, and the Twitter world lands on the back of your neck screeching loudly about phatic communications and who knows what all else.
Here’s a news flash: Twitter is NOT for everybody. Like sitting in the pub, it’s a great for a lot of people, but for others it’s a high-noise/low-content way to socialise, so they don’t do it.
One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. I may be puzzled that anyone can possibly get anything out of Twitter, much as I am puzzled that anyone can possibly enjoy eating fried kidneys, but I don’t regard someone as defective if they do.
So I resent people telling me that because I don’t use Twitter I am in some way defective, or that I “don’t understand”. Yes, actually I do understand. IMNSHO Twitter is a pointless, noisy, annoying, timewasting piece of crap that the world would be far better off without. But – just like fried kidneys – it’s tasty and nutritious to many, and I don’t begrudge them their enjoyment of it.