The Problem with Twitter

I’m a fan of Twitter. You guys know this already. I mean, I’ve been using it since it was an Odeo product about 5 years ago. You could say that with Twitter, I was a very early adopter.

Most of the time I find it helpful, entertaining and quite informative. The nice folks that I follow usually share quality items that interest me or say funny shit that makes me giggle.

That said, there are times when I absolutely fucking hate Twitter. Hate that burns with the heat of 1,000 suns friends. Hate that would turn the average person green with rage.

Yesterday (and I’m sure today) was one of those times.

You see, for those of you that are living under a rock on one of Saturn’s moons, the new Apple Telephone Device was being delivered yesterday. And all 408 of the people that follow me got one. And all 408 of the people that got one did nothing but fill my Twitter feed with post after post after post about the line, the phone, how great Apple is and how the device has changed their lives.

All day. Nothing but ATP posts.

Here’s the thing. While I’m sure the device is awesome and made from rainbows and pure unicorn fur, when all I have to read on Twitter is nerdgasm after god damned nerdgasm about it gets a little old. I even unfollowed a few people yesterday because of it.

I get your excited. Awesome! I get that you are in puffy pink heart love with the damned thing. Hooray! I get that you want to gay marry Steve Jobs and bare his puffy pink heart love child. I do, really. You are really excited. Good for you.

I, however, don’t care.

So, you can expect more Android news and retweets in my twitter feed. As long as you guys are going to do it to me, I’m just going to do it back.

And enough with the FourSquare. I don’t care where you are or how many others are there with you. If I did care, I would follow you within the FourSquare app (yes, I’m there, search for me). I for realz don’t want that crap in my stream any more.

As always, thank you for your time.

By Don

Lead bottle washer at, host at and tech guru for the MotoringFile family of sites.


  1. Oh Don, it’s such a shame you’re on Verizon. 🙂
    I appreciate your single handed attempt to correct the iPhone bias in my twitter feed, but isn’t complaining about the twitter noise of a first world problem just another first world problem. Pot? Kettle? Black??

    Hope the iPhone fans don’t spoil your weekend.


  2. Dude – that would be 407 of the people who follow you not 408… I didn’t get one yesterday, nor have I been making Twitter posts about the iPhone for the last several days…

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