So, I just watched this parody video about Twitter, and now I am going to share my views. 1.) People who say that it’s narcissistic to tweet don’t really understand the full extent of being able to tweet. Sure, some people only say what they’re doing, and everyone tweets the boring “I’m eating a sandwich” type thing now and then. But some people say really inspiring things on Twitter, and some people can use Twitter to express themselves. 2.) For a lot of people, including myself, the aforementioned “I’m eating a sandwich” thing isn’t tweeted because we think people care, it’s because we have fun saying mundane things like that. A few minutes ago, when I tweeted about the muffin I ate, did I think anyone would care? Hell no. But it was fun (well, that particular tweet wasn’t fun, it’s all of the tweeting overall that’s fun, if you see what I mean). 3.) People who think we should email friends or call them to see what they’re doing don’t see that we don’t specifically follow people to know what they’re doing. If one of my friends only said what she was doing all the time, and I didn’t care, I wouldn’t follow her. But I’m pretty sure every person I’m following has interesting tweets that relate to things I care about, not just what that person is doing. 4.) [this is more my opinion/my personal experience] Pretty much everyone who doesn’t see the point in Twitter seems to think that Twitter is the only way we communicate with our friends. They say we should call or email our friends to see how they’re doing instead of “following them on Twitter.” Well, yeah, I agree. And that’s why Twitter isn’t the only way I talk to my friends. I use Twitter AS WELL as email and talking on the phone and stuff like that. So, yeah, that’s my opinion. You may not agree with it, and that’s fine with me. I just get irritated when people don’t understand the way we use Twitter, they stick with the surface-level meaning and usage of tweeting. And it seems like there have been less parodies of Twitter and such since Twitter first became really popular, but they’re still there, so I feel it’s not too late to make this statement.


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