Saturday, April 18, 2009

Ashton Kutcher: King of Twits

Yes, Ashton Kutcher (aka, Mr. Demi Moore) beat CNN's Newsbreak in the Great Twitter-Off. The Weirding began covering the race over to The Cyberculturalist because it really is an historic development within the Cyberculture, though not quite momentous enough to warrant an Oprah Winfrey Show and Anderson Cooper's live coverage... but whatever. Now that The Almighty O is officially a Twit - proving husbands everywhere right, some 20 years later - Twitter is officially an entertainment-related subject. Not to mention played-out.

As a sidenote - and one which, on the one hand, makes me LOL, and OTOH, makes me ashamed for doing so - Britney Spears tried her darndest to get in on the whole thing. I mean, that's kinda harsh - to get cliqued-on by the "cool crowd" on fucking Twitter.

And a whole lot of celebrities are taking to the service as it becomes the newest buzzword to hate. Why, exactly, I cannot say. Neither can newscaster, Katie Couric: "I don't think anybody gives a rat's ass whether I am about to eat a tuna sandwich. I don't even care."

Nor can John Mayer, who called the service "...inherently silly and inherently dumb. It’s one step away from sending pictures of your poop." Yes, John Mayer. Which I find interesting largely because I wouldn't even know what the hell a John Mayer is, had he not dated Jennifer Aniston (or not, whatever).

I will have more on Twitter as it concerns both the Cyberculture and communications over to The Cyberculturalist, and probably even Weird Ink (I loathe the concept of random IMs being referred to as "microblogging"), but it is very much the current site du celebre, so seeing posts about it here are basically unavoidable.

At the end of the day, Ashton Kutcher got 1 million Twitter followers before CNN and Oprah Winfrey "tweeted" for the first time on TV (it smelled faintly of roses) - and she yelled at everyone! - and Twitter is now officially a part of Cyber history, regardless of the fact that it serves no real purpose, introduces no technology nor forwards any, and will soon be abandoned by everyone who is rushing to create an account.

And all because of The O.

© C Harris Lynn, 2009

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