3.13.2012

A Twitter Hypocrite

Over three years ago, I publicly stated my distaste for Twitter, and probably gave the impression that it was something that I would never be involved in:
“Twitter is stupid. Unless you’re Han Solo, your life probably isn’t so interesting that I need an update on it every 30 minutes or so.”
Perhaps because of the publicity and severity of that statement, I have been hesitant to reveal the fact that I have actually been Tweeting (irregularly) for the past few months—basically I feel like a big hypocrite for getting a Twitter account after making fun of it.

Nevertheless, I justify my Twitter flip-flopping by using my account primarily to share links or short quotations that I like which I don’t think merit a full blog post—not to constantly update people on the daily minutiae of my life.

So, if you’re interested, you can follow me @thedocfile.

4 comments:

Angela 3/13/12, 10:09 AM  

Always be slow to criticize new technologies. You never know when you'll be the next person hooked on them! (I speak from experience.)

-Angela
Proud Twitter user since 2008.

Justin and Heather Bland 3/13/12, 11:24 AM  

Luke - we all know you are cool and you definitely have confidence, but I guess I didn't realize you secretly think (and now publicly admit) you are on the same level as Han Solo!

Luke 3/13/12, 3:06 PM  

Angela,

Yeah, it was short-sighted of me to only see it as glorified Facebook status updates. I’m still not a fan of it when it’s used that way, but it has other purposes.

-Luke
Chagrined Twitter user since 2011.

Luke 3/13/12, 3:08 PM  

Justin,

I know, right? I guess I need to add Extreme Twitter Arrogance to Twitter Hypocrisy on my Twitter Sins List.

p.s. No one could ever be as cool as Han Solo (Although Indiana Jones and Hawkeye from Last of the Mohicans come close.).

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