The latest idiotic rage in "social media" is Twitter.
For those of you who have been on another planet for the last year or so, Twitter is essentially a way for the narcissistic to keep in touch with the feckless.
In short bursts, 140 characters or less, they post messages to their "friends" about what they're doing -- "Now I'm going to the dry cleaners." "Now I'm changing my shorts."
As a blogger, I'm no stranger to narcissism. But the idea that someone (other than Marcel Proust) thinks the mundane particulars of his/her daily life are so fascinating that they should be documented and regularly updated is astounding. The fact that anyone actually follows them is mind-boggling.
To the outsider (that's me), it reinforces the impression that this whole "social media" thing is just one big circle of jerk.
Have you noticed that it's hard to find a TAC post without the word "idiotic" or "moronic" in it? I'm starting to think I'm not a people person.
Also, "dry cleaning" seems to pop up a lot.
Like "chat rooms", Twitter will be a bad memory soon enough