Every once in a while I hit another breathless article about all the cool things you can do with Twitter. Most of them involve either following things I don’t actually care about or submitting obscure numbers for reasons unknown.
So here’s the start of a list of things that might seem less fun.
- Get your stuff stolen. When I get into burglary, I’ll start with Twitter. Hey, Ian’s at a play! That’s plenty of time to take his MacBook and mardi gras beads.
- Get spammed. OK, The Onion stopped, but still, it’s like double opt-in to friendly spam.
- Be fooled by a fake celebrity. Ira Glass? Fake Ira Glass, currently dealing in non-sequiturs. (Some were likely devastated.)
- Keep up with dictators.
(Sadly, I believe Twitter has started blocking the creation of other dictator’s names: Pol Pot & Robert Mugabe were “unavailable” but have no pages. Probably that’s a good thing.)
- Wait for pages to load. You already knew that one, but I was Internetally obligated to include it. Sorry, I don’t make the law.
Anything else to add?