Why I'm Still Digging Twitter

twitter@scroll just directed me to a CHART OF THE DAY that shows Twitter's growth by age group and helps explain why I'm still digging Twitter.


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Twitter is for adults who think they are being cool but are actually being laughed at....sort of like baby boomers who like Maroon 5 and think they are cool for doing so.

August 4, 2009 @ 9:03 PM

Toronto Mike

Or Gary, it's so truly cool, guys like you just don't get it.

August 4, 2009 @ 9:49 PM


Yeah...tweeting is real cool. I'm sure you wear a bluetooth piece in your ear too.

August 5, 2009 @ 3:14 AM

Toronto Mike

No bluetooth.

I hardly ever use my blackberry as a phone. Phone calls are so passé.

August 5, 2009 @ 8:47 AM


I had a twitter, but I killed it off. I guess I didn't "get" it. Plus, some people I was following at the time posted tonnes of messages a day and pushing the posts of others to relative obscurity.

I like Facebook better, anyhow.

August 5, 2009 @ 8:57 AM


Sorry Mike, but Gary is right.

August 5, 2009 @ 9:11 AM

Toronto Mike

I find a lot of value in the tweets from certain people I follow.

Some I follow for a laugh, some I follow for their MSM insight, some I follow for good Leafs chatter, some I follow for breaking news and some I follow for fun.

I think I'll write about my 10 favourite Twitterers.

August 5, 2009 @ 9:16 AM


Just to further illustrate Gary's point, which I agree with....Twitter is like a 80 year old woman in a tank top....or a 80 year old man in hip-hugger jeans.

August 5, 2009 @ 9:19 AM

Fredericton Steve

Sammi and Gary have it right.

August 5, 2009 @ 2:04 PM


I wondered where all those 40+yr old men with pony-tails went....sorry Mike, my 13 year old daughter is sick of it, but do check out Christopher Moore's tweets for a good laugh. Has your wife read any of his work...very good. Argie would love Lamb, okay - I would love to read Lamb to Argie.

August 5, 2009 @ 3:12 PM


Twitter is mentioned in the Internet World as much as Facebook...so you can't deny its success ppl.

I'm 20, and I have a Twitter account. But do I use it as a social networking site? No. I'm not following any of my friends (I doubt they have an account). And I don't even tweet regularly. I'm using it only to follow interesting ppl (celebs & cool bloggers).

Overall, I still think it's a good tool to get quick updates in real time. And it's so simple to use...so it's great for all sorts of ppl.

August 5, 2009 @ 8:12 PM

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