Well, as I just witnessed on CollegeHumor Sketches on Hulu.com, when someone walking down a sidewalk shouts out “My eyelashes are legit today. ROAR” tweeted by “Jersey Shore’s” Snooki, it sounds a bit more ridiculous out load than it would being read in a Twitter stream. (Though the tweet is ridiculous in itself.)
My husband recently noted that Twitter is the epitome of vanity. How is it that someone can be so full of herself that she must declare to the world how important it is that her armpits smell like “Sponge Bob fever” (@SolangeKnowles).
If I were to set up a soapbox on the corner of my street and shout out my latest tweets:
@AP: BREAKING: Ohio governor announces he’ll sign executive order cracking down on dangerous exotic pets.”
Try saying those out loud. Strange, isn’t it?
Of course, I’m not a celebrity, so I would never tweet like @KourtneyKardashan:
“Do ants have dicks?”
And maybe that’s what people who follow celebrities want to know. Maybe this is just another human quirk that I have yet to understand.
“I hate leprachauns. LOL” (@Shaq)
“I can’t believe my grandma is making me take out the garbage. I’m rich! F$&#k this! I’m going home. I don’t need this shit” @50cent
But, @50cent has 5 million followers. I have 862. ‘Nuff said.