..and I have really tried. Everybody seems to be twittering and everybody seems to be raving about Twitter. I just can't get excited about it. Maybe I'm getting old. I think of Twitter as the online equivalent of SMS, and since I've probably only ever sent five SMS's in my life, no wonder I don't get Twitter.
It seems like such a waste of time. More digital interference. I have enough of that with Email and RSS. Take for example Stephen Fry. Apparently the most popular Twitterer (is that even correct nomenclature?) out there. Now, I really like Stephen Fry, he's witty, funny, and all in an ultra-intelligent way, but do I really need to know when he gets stuck in a lift?
I've also tried following some of my favourite bloggers, but all I see is a whole load of inane tweets about what they're currently looking at on the web (sometimes useful, but for every decent tip, I have to wade through a whole load of rubbish), or what they're currently cooking etc etc. I guess for someone like me, who works from home, it replaces the idle chatter of the office environment. Since I always thought that was a big waste of time anyway, why should digital idle chat be any different?
While Stephen Fry was stuck in his lift, and Jeff Atwood was struggling with his servers, I was earning a living, or spending time with my daughter, or working on the house. In other words I was living in the real world. I just don't have time for Twitter, and I bet all those raving about it will realise soon enough that they don't have much time for it either.