Call me a Twitter whore. I tweet night and day, both for entertainment and professional reason. I’ve been tweeting so much I almost abandon this blog all over. For this reason, I very well understand why some people blame the diminishing popularity of blogs on the advent of Twitter. Even Raditya Dika admitted this once on his tweet. He isn’t updating his blog as much as he did before, thanks to the addictive social networking service.
So this happened to me a couple of weeks ago. It never occured to me that some people really resent Twitter, even for clearly-defined corporate purposes. They think Twitter is time wasting, unproductive, and silly! It’s a pastime for people with no jobs. To me, it sounded like they condemn and ban the use of knives as people can get hurt or murdered by it. So how about butchers or chefs trying to make a living with knives? Do they have to leave their jobs or use a tiny razor to slice up meat? In other words, what I’m trying to say here is why people keep creating technologies while blaming their chaotic lives on them? As absurd as it may sound but it’s true and really happening. I mean, how many times do we Indonesian mass media consumers read headlines pointing at Facebook for a series of crimes like minor abductions, rapes, fraud and so on?