Why I hate Twitter

Posted in family, personal, technology, web at 3:30 am by wingerz


I’ve never been into Twitter, though I recognize its appeal as a communication medium. It’s quick and convenient; a good place to share a transient thought and to record every freaking thing you’re up to.

My protest is against my wife’s usage of Twitter as a substitute for blogging. Some people should not be reduced to expressing their thoughts in 140 characters. It’s deprived me of one of the great joys of my life – reading my wife’s beautiful prose. Consider the following examples of words that would have gone unwritten and unread:

And Grant’s favorite (which I just spent some time hunting down):

For those of you who don’t know, Jen has started a new blog but thinks that no one is going to read it. Please give her some encouragement.

jcliao, consider yourself called-out.


  1. joy said,

    November 7, 2008 at 4:52 am

    i am a longtime fan of jen’s prose. thanks for the link to her new blog – i just subscribed to the feed.

    for the record, i hate twitter too.

  2. wingerz said,

    November 7, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    awesome, i thought i was the only one.

  3. brandon said,

    November 8, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    nope… there are at least 3 of us.

  4. Jeremy said,

    November 8, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    I’m sort of divided between twitter and blogging. on the one hand, twitter helps you get at the essence of what is going on but leaves something desired in terms of real perspective. blogging is better, but takes so much work. :)

    anyway, thanks for the tip on Jen’s blog. Its now set on Google Reader.


  5. wingerz said,

    November 9, 2008 at 4:45 am

    definitely agree – twitter has it’s place. all i’m asking for is a nice poignant anecdote from time to time. :)

  6. Ben said,

    April 3, 2009 at 5:01 am

    Tell her to leave Twitter…it would be a shame to lose good writing because you are limited to 140 characters. There probably is a place for both twitter and blogging…i don’t think it’s either or…but i still hate twitter myself:


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