October 1, 2015

"It feels to me like a lot of people talking and nobody listening. It’s just a little quippy for me."

Says Aaron Sorkin, about Twitter, after Ana Marie Cox prompts him to think about Twitter as a "shared experience" similar to the traditional function of television (that "national hearth").

19 comments:

traditionalguy said...

Come on Baby, light my fire. The Natonal hearth needs fresh wood.

MadisonMan said...

The twitter feeds to read are for Sports Teams you follow. (This, incidentally, seems to be the way the local paper covers most high school sports -- by following twitter feeds).

For information, twitter is good, but the amount of chaff is pretty staggering.

Laslo Spatula said...

I would've thought that Sorkin, the creator of "The West Wing", would've been aware of how effective the Obama Administration makes use of Twitter for big diplomatic situations.

"'Bring back our girls" worked, right?

I am Laslo.

MayBee said...

Funny to hear Sorkin fret about something being "quippy".

Laslo Spatula said...

Marie Harf "United for Ukraine" was a success, I would think.

I am Laslo.

Hagar said...

I am depressed.

The bad guys just rode into town and told the sheriff to go have a drink while they rob the bank, and the sheriff just went and complained to the barkeep that these guys were not very “professional.”
And this not being the movies, there is no John Wayne or Gary Cooper to come and save the town.

rhhardin said...

Twitter is just a blog with enforced length, if you don't have an account.

There's no question of talking or listening.

Zingers are the standard. Are you a poet or not.

MisterBuddwing said...

People talking without speaking. People hearing without listening.

Bob Ellison said...

#BringBackOurNationalHearth #M.A.S.H #Cronkite #EnforceEqualTimeOnCableChannels #MoreShieldLaws #PeopleNotCorporations #CongratulationsIfYouParsedAllThis

Robert Cook said...

I find the popularity of Twitter as baffling as Twitter itself.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

#tl;dr

MisterBuddwing said...

People seem to have a knack for getting into trouble on Twitter, which is why I choose not to... tweet?

Bob Ellison said...

#WittyRejoinder

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EMD said...

It's a pot and kettle thing.

Although it's a bit harder to walk and tweet at the same time.

Scott said...

A guy I know made a career change. He quit being a chef in favor of going into fine arts as a painter and sculptor. He said he was sick of having all the beautiful stuff he created eventually ending up in a toilet.

Such is Twitter. Is anybody going to publish an anthology of great tweets? (Hell, how about an anthology of great blog posts?)

Henry said...

You can't even call Twitter quippy because most people are crappy quippers. It's like Monty Python's Oscar Wilde skit played by junior high schoolers.

Larry J said...

I've read some people complaining that Twitter is like a sewer. That's an unfair comparison. Sewers serve a useful purpose.

MadisonMan said...

That would be a good tweet.