Happy New Year.
Whoohoo! Hugz! Kizikiz! Luv!
I have one new years resolution; I will not tweet anymore on twitter. I got myself an account with the same nick some years back. I never used it, but I knew then that I “owned” the AndyAce83 name on twitter (we don´t want a nick raider do we?). Anyway I got tiered of being ignored on Facebook so I decided to try to be ignored in a much more talked about “social networking site”…
I remember when Facebook was new (God, I am old!). I got an invite from someone and I looked at it and said; “WTF is that? An online album? Don´t need that. I gotz me some last.fm, youtube n myspace pages Ay gotz no need fo that!“. I was then told that Facebook was more than an online photo album. I could post comments and blah blah blah. You know what facebook iz!
So I was “one of the first” internationally who got access to Facebook. This “I was the first” bragging is not as pointless as it seems. You see, I got access to Facebook before media started the extreme hype. I had understood what facebook was about before the news started to use a facebook reference in every story.
I remember sitting in front of my computer while listening to the television. News anchors announced the new revolutionary democratic online moments that Facebook and the like would start. Oh, facebook would revolutionize everything. The future was now; as people joined Facebook groups for one thing or another.
Old people was invited for debates on TV where they could pretend to understand and would therefor romanticize how teens now could be heard (or herd. Get it? Herd!) by using Face…book. I remember looking at the computer screen thinking; “What? Facebook is the dullest place to be and the “political movements” is started and ENDED by a click of the mouse. The democratic proses now seemed to demand a computer, internet and access to a college boy´s place to get laid.” But since my opinion didn´t matter, even though I posted it countless times in by news-feed, news people kept announcing how important different Facebook had become.
And then there was Twitter. There are three kinds of people, 1) those who have to be the first, 2) those who follow along and 3) those who do not care either way (these people are rarer than claimed). The first group got themselves a twitter account first and told everybody else (on facebook) that they got some tweeting to do, group two soon followed and people who claimed to be the third group shuck their head and snarled.
I was part of the second group, and joined about a year or two after it became “popular”. Later twitter has been used by news agencies to fill in secondary comments when there is nothing new to add to the original case. These kinds of news sound like “A guy announced on twitter that he heard the helicopters before Osama Bin Ladin got killed“, “Girl wrote something mind blowing after the massacre on twitter“, “The child announced his death on twitter before his father bludgeoned him to death” etc.
Oh, twitter is brilliant… if you are a retarded hipster or old guy wanting to be hip. No one with half a mind would use this BS forum, and I know because I have been using it for a year and now I only got half a mind! The brain scan show a black cavity where the other part of the brain should be. The doctors is amazed and frightened by this findings. They tried to warn people on twitter, but it wasn´t retweeted alot and they just got alot of unfollows.
I do not know why it is, but it happens time and again that media, and people in the media announces that some kind of new technology will change everything and then do follow ups where the show the many way in which they do. If you want my dollars worth I would guess it´s because of our secular times. If you read between the lines you can probably read something like “Wow, look at this shiny new thing. It can do all kinds of stuff. Who needs a God, answers to the deep, troublesome existential questions or real human emotion when you got SHINY NEW STUFF!!!”
Which lead me to the conclusion: the internet is nothing more than another place to be ignored! But I have already said that, but I will add that Twitter is no exception. I mean sometimes… Sometimes I feel like twitter is a place that nobody #understands, but people use to #pretend #they #do.