Time to Un

Much like the iPhone epidemic of aught seven drove me beyond distraction, Twitter is doing the same.

I use Twitter. I like Twitter. I think it’s handy to have around. But lately it seems that it is the only thing anyone can talk about.

For example, the word Twitter appears over 20 times on the front page of Mashable. I have unsubscribed.

In the last 2 episodes of TWiT, more than 50% of the stories were about Twitter. I have unsubscribed for the time being. Hopefully normal tech talk will resume soon.

Even on Twitter there is getting to be too much talk about Twitter. I just finished unfollowing about 5 of the worst offenders there.

It’s time to realize that there are more important things to discuss than how many people follow you on Twitter or what’s the best Twitter app to use or, or, or.

You people are like Pitbulls. You find something you like, get it stuck in your jaws and wave it around until it’s a bloody, limp mess that nobody wants anything to do with anymore. Time to find something else to talk about.

By Don

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


  1. Yes, Twitter is becoming annoying. Some people I follow I quite enjoy but the tweet 30-40 times a day and I miss the good stuff (I’m assuming there must be good stuff I’m missing!). So I have to unfollow just to get some control back.

  2. about the only thing twitter has done for me is made me too lazy to post new content on my blog. since all my blog readers are friends and on twitter, my only slivers of interestingness are posted on twit with no creativity left for me blog. i’m a bad techie.

  3. You could always do what I do and use Twitter to start a post. I’ve found it’s a great place to leave myself a note for something to possibly post here later.

  4. not many more than 6, but I understand what you mean.

    I actually think I might have finally broken the 20 reader barrier. Maybe.

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