I don’t have a Facebook. I used to, but deleted it with my Twitter over a year ago. This past summer I started a new Twitter because I kept hearing, “it’s kind of weird that you don’t have one.” I hated when people said this. My response was, “do we really live in a world where NOT having a TWITTER makes you a weirdo?” I guess I was kind of in protest. But now I’m back. And it’s addicting.
I made about a week ago that I could only check Twitter once per day. That’s it. My plan was to check it every morning when I wake up and wait 24 hours until I did the same thing the next morning. Well…safe to say it’s hard to follow that plan. I do check it every morning. Like Frank mentioned in his post, it’s the first thing I do when I wake up! The habit isn’t healthy. So, I’m going to imagine a world without Twitter.
First, a lot of people will have nothing to do. Literally. The users with 100k + tweets, full of motivational quotes, selfies, and retweets will be left with a lot of time on their hands. Second, people will have to find other things to do to kill time when they’re going #2, walking to class, or both of the above (what? just checking if you’re paying attention). Third, a lot of celebrities/important people will lose perhaps the biggest form of communication with them. No longer will I be able to see what Kobe has to say after games 😦 .
If Twitter was obliterated, the world wouldn’t come to an end. Something very similar would obviously take its place. I think it’s a very useful tool that I’ve learned to accept for just that: useful. However, I’m trying to stop using it as a ‘habit’ like some people can relate to how they use Facebook. There are other things I should be doing with my time. I get too many endorphins from checking to see if my @ sign on my Twitter iPhone app has a blue circle next to it (Twitter users can relate to this). Finally, like I mentioned earlier, the notion that everyone “should” have a Twitter is what really needs to be obliterated. Das not koo.
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