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Is Anyone Else Tw-ired of Twitter

By Erik Olson - Posted on 31 March 2009

I consider myself a pretty tech savvy kid, you may even call me a mid-term adopter of all things tech. But there is one project that has offended me more over the past few months that has finally pushed me to post a blog against it.


The name of this evil project you ask: Twitter.


I'm not sure if its the over-exposure on every newscast, the constant buzzing on the Blackberry, the total un-organized chaos of the Twitter-Sphere and its lack of organization, the annoying bird (yeah I said it) that lures you in with its sweet song just to dump a verbal-poo on your head, or the complete lack of a business plan (other than selling the multi-million dollar idea for multi-billions to Google or Microsoft), but I am fed up with Tweets and people asking me to follow them. No more I say!


Call me paranoid, call me naive, or call me a bird-hater, but my simple opinion is that Twitter is collecting our names, phone numbers and most importantly, our thoughts, to sell off to a big corporation for billions. Don't believe it, thats fine. But if you read Twitter's privacy policy you may find things that are pretty interesting.


As much as I would like Twitter to help me in "collecting, storing, deleting, using, combining and disclosing" all of my information to the likes of Google or Microsoft, we are on a path of combining our intimate knowledge in a couple of mega-corporations.


So yeah, I use GTalk, I've got a Windows computer at home that I send error reports from, and I've got a Skype account recording my cross continent phone calls, but you know what, I know they're evil and they don't pretend to be nice. I know Google, Microsoft, and eBay are after profits and have a business model in which to do so and I can read about it when I get their annual reports.


Twitter, well, we'll just have to wait and see who the highest bidder is. In the meantime, don't expect much Twitter-ing out of me!


If you'd like to follow me on Twitter, my Twit of a name is noslokire!!! (I had to post the cute bird image)


Oh, and Mahalie was kind enough to show me a video that captures the essence of my feelings for Twitter, so please enjoy!