I need to get this off my chest because I feel like I am being inundated with “news” about this garbage and I can’t get away from it.
Over the last month the non-geek world discovered Twitter, and it has been nonstop nonsense ever since.
If the mainstream news coverage wasn’t dreadful enough, two of the biggest self-promoting celebrities on the planet have decided to invade the Internet 140 characters at a time.
Ashton Kutcher is apparently the “King of Twitter” and Oprah will probably anoint herself Queen as soon as her seemingly endless legion of fans crash the micro-blogging party.
Not all celebrities on Twitter are bad, Shaq has been using it in an honest way… but the followers numbers game that Kutcher is playing, and whatever the hell Oprah is doing is just a waste.
Kutcher talks about how his voice can be just as powerful as CNN’s… Sure it can, but what the hell are you going to do with that voice you tool shed (That was directed at Kutcher, not you)?
What on Earth will Ashton Kutcher provide for his now 1,000,000+ followers that will justify his claims to democratizing media? Is he going to report on real world issues? Is he going to raise money to feed starving babies? What is the point?
Is this going to usher in a new ear of celebrity created content (More likely ghostwritten content)? I think it should because we clearly don’t get enough celebrity news on TV, in magazines, or on news sites and blogs.
This is a waste of good bandwidth.