I can’t seem to grasp the concept of Twitter for those of us who don’t have a publicist, some sort product they’re trying to promote or most obviously, a narcissism problem.
Maybe I’m being a hypocrite because here I am blogging about my thoughts and ideas in a more, for all intents and purposes, embellished way. However, and this is why I struggle with using Facebook as well, I find that when I actually feel I need to express myself it’s definitely going to be in more than 140 characters and (hopefully) not just a blip on my friend’s news feed.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m guilty of venting in a sentence or two every now and then, but I’ve witnessed some, if not most people in the social media gamut who have taken this method of expression to an entirely different level. We have quickly become a generation of one-liners and hash tags. I consider myself a progressive person at best, so I wouldn’t want to be on record saying we should go back to the days of waiting for the paper to get the news but damn, we are just getting lazy as hell!
At this point, I’m sure my mother would say if she were reading this, “Michelle stop being so analytical! (in a loud, Peter Griffin-esque voice) but what I don’t think she or anyone else for that matter realizes, is that you’re being asked to stop questioning what’s being shown as the norm. While I understand over-analyzing things that are seemingly normal and harmless can be irritating, it’s the normalcy of these “things” that have an effect on my over-analysis button for which there is no off switch =).
I’m not asking to stop production on smart phones and quit with the Twitter wars, just an incy-wincy bit of effort from the media outlets that essentially control the “non-thinkers” of the world (you know, the ones who would rather (key word here) watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians, than lets say.. CSPAN?). I too have guilty pleasures that I’m
not ashamed to admit but I try (another key word) to surround the majority of my day with things that are going to help me grow as a person and keep asking questions like, “Why the hell should I care if Justin Bieber is quitting music??? Wasn’t this everyone’s birthday wish anyway??”
Not to sound too seditious but I do think of myself as the black sheep. I find comfort in knowing that I’m not aimlessly walking through life with rose-colored glasses on. Just like it’s unnatural for businesses to prefer giving away money than making money, I’d like to think its unnatural to swallow the garbage (figuratively and literally) that is fed to us on a daily basis without considering the effect it will have on my reproductive success.
I’m hoping the inadequacy of my grammar skills will not deter people too much from continuing to read my rants. Personally, I think it is gives it a little spunk. ;P
***UPDATE FROM WHEN I STARTED WRITING THIS BLOG POST***
JUSTIN BEIBER IS NO LONGER QUITTING FROM BEING A MINDLESS DISTRACTION!! I REPEAT HE WILL CONTINUE ON HIS VOYAGE OF POINTLESSNESS!!