Twitter explodes; I can’t stop reading Martha’s updates…

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So the Myspace blog was the the new Live Journal. Then Myspace became every bad band’s music center. Then we started blogging ourselves via Blogspot, Tumblr, my own beloved WordPress–thus avoiding daily updates from Megadeath tribute bands. And then we all stopped blogging because we were too into spying on exes via  Facebook. Now what? Twitter! What’s Twitter? A business model, says The New York Times. A study in narcissism says this kind of dumb but sadly true little video: Twitter Explained In 267 Seconds (CLIP)(Posted using ShareThis).

I realize how ridiculous posting 5 times a day about your pilates class or the travails of your delayed flight or what reality tv show you are watching or if your cat threw up all night. Still, stimulation rules over reason: I’m addicted. Why? Well, I’m not so obsessed with my own bragging, ahem, twitting but I am completely captivated by reading other people’s updates–like, say, Mika complaining about Joe Scarborough, or getting David Lynch’s weather report, or my gay-boy love crush Ed Droste (from Grizzly Bear) talk about his favorite bands and his garden. My absolute OBSESSION is reading Martha Stewart’s twitter. Some gems include:

today we celebrated bunnies on the show-lop eared,dutch,lion’s head and others- they are so cute,trainable and make good pets

last night saw god of carnage and felt so bad that since i got divorced have not had such a good argument with spouse and friends!

i honestly do not know how to reply to individuals on twitter and i actually don’t have that much time even though i would like to


off to dinner with valentino and a showing of his documentary- valentino the last emperor

JUST COMPLETED MY ASPARAGUS COLUMN FOR MSL ABOUT TO REALLY WRITE FOUR INTROS FOR NEW BOOKS BY FRIENDS- MARC JOHN, BE PATIENT

lunch with ludcris was great fun- just charming- he is in town preparing for tomorrow on jimmy fallon- he loved lunch-esp choc cake

Phew! Glad that went well. Martha likes chicken and beer too!

(PS: to really learn the ins and outs of Twitter, try this great blog post on The Lost Art of Blogging . It’s also where I stole that golden pic above, which is from Nathan on Flickr.)

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One response to “Twitter explodes; I can’t stop reading Martha’s updates…

  1. How about Marths’s finger eating armchairs?

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