Procrastination Nation

by DiAndre NevilleStaff Writer

In the words of Miley Cirus: You’re a twee-tie.

Twitter is the new way to “non-verbally” communicate. It’s the definition of social networking in its most valuable form. Or is it? Social networking has changed society’s view of this new form of communication so much, it’s tough to determine if it’s really as good as it’s made out to be.

Twitter isn’t like Facebook, but it’s not so much MySpace either. It’s more of a simple way to stay connected through one simple concept.

The only question twitter asks is simply “What are you doing?”

The Web site claims that this is the first thought that comes to your mind when you indulge in conversation with someone.

The site is for anyone, so there aren’t any specifications. If you’re at work, it’s a simple way to pull some attention from the work you’re doing and quickly blog about what you’re doing. It’s a seemingly easy way to distract yourself from any homework or potential studying.

If you’re interested in what’s on everyone else’s mind, you can even have network notifications with alerts that update you when they update their status. But don’t worry, you can add preset times when you don’t want to be interrupted.

The site does raise a more in-depth question. Is this on the verge of being a bit too much? Facebook allows you to update a status on the site, as does MySpace. You can even do it by mobile applications if you want. But Twitter is a Web site with a purpose solely of updating a status all of the time. That seems like it could get a little redundant.

Even though it’s questionable, a few celebs, including Miley Cyrus, have definitely taken a liking to their Twitter sites. Cyrus used the Twitter LiveChat feature to upload a video to inform all the people out there using Twitter that they are missing out on their daily fix of Twitter lingo.

She goes on in the instructional video by telling people to ditch the word chat and instead use the word “twat.” She adds, “You’re not a sweetie, you’re a ‘tweetie.'”

Maybe you’ll like Twitter. Maybe you won’t. Or maybe you’ll find a quicker way to find out what someone is doing.

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