Twitter is like the McRib. I’m never sure how long it will be around, but you best be sure I will be partaking while it is.
My guess is that Twitter popularity has about peaked and will decline fairly rapidly over the next few years, especially as celebrities get bored with it, or conversely continue to use it for primarily promotional purposes. Facebook already does most things that Twitter does with more freedom and ease of use, so at some point I’m guessing Twitter will be so redundant that it will seem wasteful. Maybe I’m wrong and Twitter will end up as more of a Taco Bell Chili Cheese Burrito type promotional food, but I just have a hard time seeing it as staying on the menu.
Personally, my main issue with Twitter is that it is a horrendous time suck. To stay up to date with the celebs and friends that I “follow” takes a good chunk of my day. And unless I stay on it every few hours, I find myself with literally hundreds of tweets taunting me with their brazen unreadness.
So in order to live a balanced life, and make peace with a wife and kids who might enjoy the occasional eye contact and such, I’ve decided to limit the Twitter feeds I follow closely down to twenty, and even though it is Twitter convention to promote people to follow on Fridays (the infamous #ff), I think I’ll extend it and take the next 20 weekdays to countdown in order from awesome to most awesome the twenty at symbols that made the cut.
I fought adding Kris P. Kreme to my follow list for a while (he produces the morning show of a sister station in Florida) because of his audacity to name himself after the donut holiest of donut holies. It was as if some woman decided to make her stage name Chick Phil Hey, I just love it too much to allow that sort of nonsense and sacrilege. I finally got over my personal issues and am glad I did. Though he does fall into the occasional Twitter trap of over posting and over tagging (I know, I know, it’s what Twitter is for.), KPK is consistently funny and sharply observant and am glad to keep him as part of the Twitter two-oh .
Twitter Profile: The JOY FM Producer (The Morning Cruise, Jayar) and On-Air Saturdays 1-4PM
Tweet of the Week: I’ve been looking for a Jim Gaffigan stencil to carve into my pumpkin … nothing yet … any ideas?!