Keeping Twitter Free of Value


No, no, no, no, no, Scott. No, please, no.

Please do not drag another old-media dinosaur kicking and screaming out of the tar pits of their set ways and narrow visions. Every time you do that you create another raging Twitter evangelist who inevitably grasps the future of open communication and begins spreading the gospel of the power of the crowd, online content curation, the social web and all the rest of the claptrap silliness whose gibbering annoyance old media can’t stand and wishes would just go away.

Please, have mercy on poor Leonard Pitts. Leave him be, sinking in the mire, where he’s happy, comfortable and oblivious to the change occurring around him, and let’s keep Twitter just to ourselves so I can keep you up-to-date on what I’m chewing at any given moment without cluttering our tweet streams with useful information.

Lyell E. Petersen
Frivolity Specialist and Social Media Expert

Originally posted as a comment by 93octane on Media Emerging using Disqus.


One Response to “Keeping Twitter Free of Value”

  1. This cracked me up, especially since I’m still deliberating on whether or not to take the plunge.

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