Whether you’d like to admit it or not, but Twitter has just become another shallow popularity contest. I personally would be very happy if I was on the winning side of it, but as of now I am not… unfortunately. But, I’m not here to rant about that today.
Lets talk about Twitter and celebs. First came Mr. Kutcher with the title of “Twitter King” and then it was Britney Spears who took over the lead. And then Lady Gaga dethrones Britney about 3 days ago. What a competition. Any chance some of us average tweeters could get some spotlight like that too?
Now I’m not mad that celebs are pretty much being the center of attention on Twitter. I understand that after all they are celebrities and they do have fans. They are well-known figures. That’s fine. But, what’s upsetting is how everyone is encouraging this little race of having the most followers. Like c’mon you’re just ruining the whole purpose of a social networking site.
What’s so social about following around celebs on Twitter and pretty much having one way conversations with them? There isn’t a right or a wrong way to use Twitter, but that definitely wasn’t the intentions of the founders when they first came up with Twitter. Correct me if I’m wrong.
I have nothing against competitive environments. I do believe that the best of products and the worst of humans come out in a competition. And there are lots of examples as to why I can relate to that so much on Twitter.
After all, we average tweeters have the right to have a strong voice too, but the celeb buzz is just too much of a loud noise to compete with.