Ricky Gervais is an English comedian, author, actor, director, producer, screenwriter and former pop musician. He achieved mainstream fame with his television series The Office and the subsequent series Extras,[…]
Ricky Gervais on the uselessness of micro-blogging.
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.