News Of The Tweet: Codswallop, Gibberish And Hogwash
What is NOTT and why do we find ourselves here each week?
Every Monday(ish) I sit down and try to go through all the tweets from the past seven days that have stuck out from the humdrum, ho-hum grey water of social media waste that is churned and spurted. Each time I attempt to try and look into the relevance and meaning behind the wider trends or notable exceptions. Sometimes it is even about mountain biking, but not very often.
However, more and more often I sit and wander, What is this all about? Isn’t there more to it all than digesting and regurgitating the bile and bluster of something that doesn’t exist anyway? What about life, love and the universe? The melting ice caps and the disappearing species? Isn’t this Twitter stuff just wasting time until we shuffle off this mortal coil?
You're all stuck in the same lifeboat in the same ocean and you're all too busy trying to throw each other overboard to fix the leak.
— God (@TheTweetOfGod) July 20, 2013
The 10 Dumbest Things Ever Said About Global Warming http://t.co/OniiM9GKF9
— VICE (@VICE) July 29, 2013
I mean, what about stars and planets and other forms of life? Are we alone or is there bigger meaning to our jibber-jabber? These are the big questions.
— David Goldenberg (@dgoldenberg) July 25, 2013
— VICE (@VICE) July 26, 2013
Nah, I think this is all just a waste of time. No, I don’t mean caring about life on earth, fretting over fixed income securities lending and indexing doilies is a waste of time. Not exactly. I mean isn’t News Of The Tweet a waste of my time, your time and valuable internet data space?
u ever try readin a harry potter book but then u get distracted thinking "damn this shit used to be trees"
— BILL_NYE_THO (@Bill_Nye_Tho__) July 24, 2013
There’s bigger problems than tweets anyway.
— Josh Lewis (@loosedoglewis) July 26, 2013
There are more important things to turn our minds to. Like making something beautiful and smart that changes life on earth for everyone, for the better.
The first porn movie filmed with Google Glass http://t.co/MX1nhITYRC
— The Creative Finder (@findcreatives) July 26, 2013
Maybe whatever it is that NOTT is trying to achieve is just going about it all wrong.
How to Walk a Crooked Line to Success http://t.co/y8QZGNLr9K
— Hannah Parish (@Tuesday_child) July 28, 2013