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As a long, (long, long) time user of the inTARDnet, most people I know are surprised that I don’t have a FlySpace, FarceBook or (I’m a HUGE)Twit account.

I found these little gems that pretty much cover it.

“Using Twitter for literate communication is about as likely as firing up a CB radio and hearing some guy recite the Iliad” – Bruce Sterling.

“For many people, the idea of describing your blow-by-blow activities in such detail is absurd.”

“Why would you subject your friends to your daily minutiae? And conversely, how much of their trivia can you absorb? The growth of ambient intimacy can seem like modern narcissism taken to a new, supermetabolic extreme—the ultimate expression of a generation of celebrity-addled youths who believe their every utterance is fascinating and ought to be shared with the world.” – Clive Thompson

I have some really terrible news for the other 6 billion people on the planet. Our lives are 92% boring / annoying, 2% sad, 5% fun and just 1% interesting.

My nieces and nephews get flummoxed when I say “but aren’t 99% of your and your little friends posts – “I’m at school (or work) and I am BORED or I’m hungry or I’m tired”? They stand there with their mouths open or arms folded across their chests in silence. I know inside their little heads they are thinking “you are SUCH a D**K Uncle Mike!”

That at least, might make for a more interesting post…