Twitter: Thumbs Down

Actor and Comedian
Ricky Gervais on the uselessness of micro-blogging.
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Question: Do you twitter?

Ricky Gervais:    I’ve avoided it.  I’ve avoided Facebook, MySpace.  In fact, I keep taking off bogus Ricky Gervaises.  And apparently, I’ve got the most fake me's on there.  But I do my blog. Between the podcast and my blog, I got a lot more than Twitter could give me.  I think the highest on there is about 100,000, whereas my podcast is downloaded like 120,000 times a day.  My blog is read by 2 million people a month.  So I control it. 

It feels to me like you’re hanging around school for too long.  Do you know what I mean?  I don’t really see the point for me, and I’m sure it works for some people, but isn’t it just people saying, "Having a bath"? Okay, well done.  Good.  Nothing against it; but no, I’m not part of that. I think I’m a little bit old for that. 

Recorded Feb 25, 2009. 


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