Saturday, 6 June 2015
Why do we post things on blogs an twitter?
I'm very active on Facebook, mainly as a source of amusement, information and occasional rants.....I kinda like Facebook, I probably post too often but its rare that I have full blown blow outs on there...unless very very drunk. or someone is just outright mad or wrong....its the OCD in me that has trouble letting go I think.
I make a point of only including people I actually know on FB, with a few exceptions that relate to work or special interests, its only my actual friends who are on there. The ones who know when I'm being a dick and don't mind telling me.
Here I post blogs as a form of therapy, originally to monitor my moods in case of depression, but more now just to keep a record of things for friends and family that I am not in regular touch with.. .I look back on many of the posts myself sometimes wincing, sometimes with sadness and often with joy.
I have such a bad memory that many times I read things back and its all new to me again....it maybe a sign of senility....but its still nice to know the last 7 years of so of ups and downs as well as level flying have been noted for the future.
But twitter leaves me cold, I simply do not get it....it seems to me that the vast majority of tweets, are made by people pontificating, or boasting about their current activity.... There's an endless race to collect followers by being more and more interesting or more and more controversial, and in someway that number of followers makes you important.
Its basically just a massive ego wank fest....listen to me..I'm saying something important, re-tweet for the world to get the pleasure of it all too...
I have to use it, some work colleagues release info on it and I have to keep in touch with things...but man....its a pile of wank.
Nothing your average person posts or says is even remotely important to anyone except themselves and those around them...kidding yourself that your truncated utterances have any relevance to the "twitterverse" is just delusional nonsense.... I hope I never get that deluded.
Today I tweeted that I have got my panels ready to mount.... WHY THE FUCK would anyone care??
I suspect I will quickly be removing myself from my 56 followers pretty soon for another prolong period of twitter indifference.
Posted by Boring old Fart at 17:07