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A Load of Twitter — Read It And Tweep

Posted by andreaitis on February 22, 2009

“We are the most narcissistic age ever,” agrees Dr David Lewis, a cognitive neuropsychologist and director of research based at the University of Sussex. “Using Twitter suggests a level of insecurity whereby, unless people recognise you, you cease to exist. It may stave off insecurity in the short term, but it won’t cure it.”

“Receiving a tweet is like a friend whispering something in your ear,” says de Botton. “We all want people to whisper secret messages to us. Children like to play ‘I have a secret to tell you’. It’s great fun, but what they say is often not very important.”

A load of Twitter – Times Online

Whatever.  I’d just like to globally decimate the word ‘tweet’ and replace it with something less tweety.  Who’s with me?

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One Response to “A Load of Twitter — Read It And Tweep”

  1. I don’t give a rat’s tweet about Twitter.
    We have so marginalized the English language that I REFUSE to become a Twitting, Tweeter, Twit.

    Facebook, Linked In, My own web site, True Slant, Aol, Verizon.net – thats enough for me, thanks.

    Besides being bound by the short Twitter sized message is KILLING participants spelling ability!

    Join with me and say NO to TWITTER!

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