Social networking is a wonderful way to find old friends, classmates or colleagues or even connect with other people of other cultures. That's why I so enjoy communicating with my friends on Facebook. However, I am a curious person in the positive sense of the word, this is why I thought I'd try Twitter. I still have an account there, but so far I've been bitterly disappointed. Here's why I hate Twitter.
- Character limit
My illustrious ancestors - the Spartans - said: " To lakonizin esti filosofia" - meaning "Brevity is a Virtue". But they meant words, not characters. To my mind, setting a narrow character limit to a tweet (140 characters) is most frustrating! How can you really communicte with your friends in 140 characters? Is this an advance of technology? It would be an understatement to say that the whole concept of limiting Twitter to 140 characters is obnoxious!
- Hash Tags
I really can't understand...hash tags. Why is there a search bar, then?
- Tweets and theit Content
Most tweets contain bad language and terrible grammar as well as boring content! Who cares if you've just answered the phone, gone out for a walk, or fed your cat?
- Trending Topics
I'm not against trending topics on Twitter in so far as they hold the reader's interest. Unfortunately, most trending topics on Twitter lack interest and tend to be boring.
Pointless tweets are often replaced by pointless twitpics. A good pic is said to be worth 1000 words. However, a twitpic is usually worth 0 words.. How sad! As far as I am concerned, I don't care the least if Lady Gaga has just had a session with her personal trainer or if you have just been to your favourite hair salon! What a terrible loss of time to read such tweets. It's ok for celebrities , I guess. They have the luxury of posting silly twitpics and get thousands of tweets back!! Their fans are like sheep in a flock, aren't they?!
What I also did not like was that a person I really liked and followed on Typepad kept posting her ...tweets every 5 minutes! As a result, my dashboard was filled with her tweets which were meaningless to me. So, I had to unfollow her.
What do you like or dislike about Twitter?