Monday, May 11, 2009


I just don't get it. Maybe I'm missing something. Maybe I'm (sigh) too old. Maybe I'm just not witty enough and I'm not ready to admit it.

I get Facebook. I "got" it the moment I logged on. I got how addictive and time-sucking it could be, especially at the beginning. Looking up those old primary school friends and trolling through their kids' pictures. I even added "apps", took surveys, and sent gifts. And then the novelty wore off - and I removed most of my apps (bye Sex and the City "quote of the day"!) and gave up on trying to beat anyone in a game of scrabble.

But I'm still on Facebook daily - just to check in. Review friends' statuses, check out new pics. Um, that's about it. That's all I really do. But then again, that's what I liked it for in the first place.

Twitter - well, it's like a slutty Facebook. You can follow anyone - you don't need permission. And anyone can follow you. And people apparently have conversations. Umm, yeah, maybe I'm not connected to the right "people", but I don't see conversations happening. All I see are random comments about nothing and links to videos and other articles, that to be honest? I don't have time to be reading. 

I don't get hash tags (#), I don't get re-tweeting (RT), and I don't get why the hell I should give a shit about Ashton Kutcher (@aplusk).

I dunno. At the risk of sounding 90, "I don't get what all the fuss is about." Maybe I don't know the "interesting" strangers that I should be following. Maybe I don't give a shit.

Yup - that's probably it.

So I've removed my "twitter update" from this blog. If you read this, you probably know me. And if you probably know me, then we're probably friends on Facebook. And if you don't, or we aren't. Well that's okay - you're not missing much. My status updates aren't that interesting. I promise...



Melissa said...

Agreed - I don't "get" twitter either.

Deb said...

I second that. In fact, I didn't even get as far as you -- I didn't bother signing up.