Cynics have been saying for years that the Internet — with its instant-gratification information overload — is destroying our attention spans.
Studies show that we can barely get through a whole sentence without boobs… pizza… sports… getting distracted.
Tweets — those 140-character nuggets of fleeting whateverisms — exemplify our inability to focus on anything for longer than it takes to burp.
The fact that many people lack even the attention spans to stick with Twitter beyond writing a single tweet, therefore, is probably a sign that the human race is doomed.
For every active, fascinating and engaging Twitter account, there are probably 50 that got set up, used once and then abandoned.
Some peculiar tweets that never had a follow-up (and probably never should:
11. Everyone needs a hobby…
picking lint from Judy’s naval while she is napping!
— apsolutely4me (@apsolutely4me) September 7, 2008
10. Where’s Tommy Brag? Tommy Bragg doesn’t have time to spell it out.
— Tommy Bragg (@TommyBragg) May 16, 2012
9. Why tweet a lot when you get it right on the first try?
Nailed it! That’s a wrap!
— One Tweet Tony (@OneTweetTony) June 13, 2012
8. You’re signed up. That was a tweet. Watch your mouth.
sign me up damn it!
— micatron (@micatron) September 11, 2008
7. By now, they’re probably stale
what kind of donuts are you offering?
— brittanyblevins (@brittanyblevins) May 8, 2008
6. Soccer player has one tweet and 5,000 retweets. Gooooaaaallll!
I have not started on Twitter yet, but this is my official page and it is ready to go when the timing is right.
— Fernando Torres (@Torres) October 26, 2011
5. Only one tweet and already an its/it’s blunder
The Shore Club in Hubbards celebrates it’s 65th Anniversary on Wed Aug 24th with a lobster supper special www.shoreclub.ca
— Rhys Harnish (@ShoreClub) August 24, 2011
4. All the latest Hollywood gossip from an August day in 2010!
looking for celebrity style? Follow us @moviestarstyle
— celebstyle (@celebstyle) August 19, 2010
3. She went a long way for that tweet
I’m here in beautiful Sierra Leone, Africa. You wouldn’t believe the amount of rapes among women here, especially li… say.ly/eUyQhY
— Eva Mendes (@evamendes) October 12, 2011
2. This isn’t LinkedIn.
Director of Advancement
— pmosterday (@pmosterday) November 20, 2008
1. Take a bow, One Tweet Pete
Everyone talks about “going green” lately. The only time I go green is on a long sea voyage! Well, this has been alot of fun. Bye Twitter.
— OneTweetPete (@OneTweetPete) April 11, 2011