Saturday, February 27, 2010

Is twitter pointless?...

This from a local twitterer, Nova Gowers, 3 comments in quick succession:

In the car wash giving the car it's very first shower!

Forgotten how much toddlers find car washes scary. :0S

Gulp! Now he's crying in the car wash! :0/

My tweet reply is going to be: Well flippin well look after your toddler then!

23 comments:

Paul Bailey said...

Yes, Twitter is totally pointless. Who on earth is interested in the minute, trivial, tedious and totally boring minutiae (think that's how you spell it) of other people's daily lives.

Not me I am happy to say. Twitter is for twits and sad, pathetic boring twits at that! Get a life for heaven's sake - I'm not interested to know that you're having a coffee, reading the newspaper, picking your nose or heaven forbid, wiping your backside!

Tonbridge blogger said...

Your absolutely spot on Paul B. Who on earth has the time to write this drivel abot the details of their personal lives? Anyway I'm off to make myself a coffee with half a sugar in my favourite Star Wars Mug, with a picture of Obe Wan Kenobi holding a light saber, on the side. Then I thought I'd eat my ham and pickle sandwich with half a Melton Mowbray pork pie on the side. Think I'll have a packet of Walkers cheese and onion crisps as a Saturday treat. I've just had to scratch my back in that awkward place you just can't reach. God I'm a bit bored now...

jmoo2 said...

Saying Twitter is pointless is like buying The Sun and saying newspapers are pointless - it all comes down to who you follow.

I get all my news, local & world, via Twitter - first. Perhaps not always accurate, true. But still a great resource.

@jmoo2

Tonbridge blogger said...

jmoo2 does have a point there. Twitter can be immensely tedious or it can be earth-shatteringly brilliant like in the Iranian elections, when there was a new black out, and twitter became the only way to get news and pictures out. I'm not sure I want to know that Stephen Fry is about to board (another) plane though!...

alesteir crowley said...

twittering while Oxfam earns!!!!!

Tonbridge blogger said...

Calm down Crowley they're not open yet!

alesteir crowley said...

Have you been bought Tonb? I hear you've been in there chatting. Maybe you're just running scared. I just got a message from you saying they are going to blow us both out of the water. What has changed? I suppose you can point to a lack of solidarity among booksellers and not a little schadenfreude as one of the reasons why they are pushed aside so easily. Anyway I'm off - a strategic wihdrawal. I won't retract a word of what I said to them and anyone who is not sympathetic to the booksellers should ask themselves how they would feel if someone moved in on their profession and said they'd do it for free?

Oxfams,David McCullough (£60,000 plus)who is driving this expansion - ex-Next, Littlewoods, banks, credit-card companies - cosy, geheimlich little companies like that - burnt-out wunderkind - has very sympathetic things to say about the booksellers he's pushed -out. Viz if 'their business-plan cannot stand competition from a litle charity shop they don't deserve to be in business'- the voice of a free-marketeer and a true humanitarian. His views sit well with Oxfam's position on globalisation. How well he exudes the odour of sanctity or is it bogof Right Guard? Were these the kind of people Jesus was chucking out of the Temple?

Come on Mark, have an opinion about something - cojones, no?

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr Bailey. Just as pointless as just sitting there whilst sourly and blankly staring into a pint of ale as though it were about to kill you?

Paul Bailey said...
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jmoo2 said...

why follow anyone, umless you're a lemming? Be your own person for heaven's sake!
>> I'm tweeting this!

TonbridgeCommuter said...

I see the clever people at the Courier (Tonbridge edition) have managed to put a story of a woman losing her phone not just once, but twice in the paper! Nothing like padding it out!

The Tomahawk Kid said...

Let's face it, a large part of email correspondence, text messaging and the Internet is totally banal and pointless, so it is no great surprise that Twitter has the same profile. However, I am sure there are some gems amongst the dross. It is still a fairly new technology, so lets give it a chance.

The problem with all this technology is not so much the technology itself, but the people who use (abuse?) it.

Anonymous said...

are the rumors true that poundstrechers are closing down? and allsorts is going to be a charity shop? what next

Paul Bailey said...

Dear Mr Anonymous

For the record if you are referring to the photo on my blog, I was actually admiring a mug of Lowenbrau Dunkel, which is a dark lager, and not an ale.! Far from it being about to kill me, I am pleased to report it was an excellent drop.

Btw. next time you wish to criticise someone, why not have the balls to publish your name, rather than hide behind an anonymous identity?

TonbridgeCommuter said...

I doubt Poundstretcher are shutting their doors given they've just installed the attractive red and yellow sign. 99p stores may have come to town, but i think Poundstetcher are here to stay (as far as i know).

Tonbridge blogger said...

Now now children let's not fall out among ourselves! Remember why you're all here in the first place; presumably a love of this lovely little town of Tonbridge is what unites us all....

Tonbridge blogger said...

Crowley you're at it again with your heavy handed criticism of me mixed with disturbingly high brow mystical references! I do have opinions as I'm sure you'll have worked out if you read enough of this blog. It's just they tend to be fairly well balanced ones, occasionally edged with bitterness I'll admit, but mostly reasonably upbeat and optimistic. As for Oxfam as I said competition is good, I can't do anything about them being in Tonbridge, so no point in moaning about it, so may as well live with it, learn from them and probably buy from them as well. If all else fails go and work for them, which wouldn't be such a bad option....

Sunny_Tonny said...

I just deactivated my Twitter account - it really wasn't as much fun as people make out!

alesteir crowley said...

Why do I have to get a new password every time I try to post?

Censoring me again? Afraid of all those big words and high brow mystical references?

You showed your true colours when You exulted at me being visited by trading standards and that John Adams wanted his name off the shop!

Looking back through your mostly banal blogs, I wouldn't be dismissive of the twittering classes if I were you!

alesteir crowley said...

Why do I have to get a new password every time I try to post?

Censoring me again? Afraid of all those big words and high brow mystical references?

You showed your true colours when You exulted at me being visited by trading standards and that John Adams wanted his name off the shop!

Looking back through your mostly banal blogs, I wouldn't be dismissive of the twittering classes if I were you!

Tonbridge blogger said...

Crowley: you really don't have to post your comments 3 times. Even New York was so good they named it only twice! You should only have to sign in with the same password the once as far as I know. If the problem persists have a word with Google in Silicon Valley. I'm sure the Courier would be delighted to hear about your theories on Tonbridge's bookshop wars! Might make a good story...

Paul Bailey said...

After telling me off for bickering TB., there's you and Mr Crowley squabling like a couple of naughty school-boys. It might make a good story for the Courier though!

alesteir crowley said...

The courier,...... do you think?

I did try three times but it only came out twice - are you psychic TB?
Had to enter my password yet again-is is because I is Irish?