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Wednesday, 28 April 2010 22:25

John Mayer believes 'Twitter is over'


While interviewed at the 2010 I Create Music expo, John Mayer expressed strong doubts about the viability of Twitter.

"Within in the last couple weeks, every night I think about cancelling my Twitter account because I think it's pretty much done," Mayer told the crowd at the ASCAP 2010 I Create Music Expo. "I just think Twitter as a form of communication, I think it's over, to be honest with you."

Currently with over 3 million Twitter followers, Mayer said, "I would rather see Twitter be a cork board of links to other more important things, because it's really sort of flawed from the beginning.

"I can't tell you how many times I meet people or I'm having dinner with people who write stuff and they get upset they have haters now, like, 'Why do I want to invent more reasons to have haters?'

"I might as well spend that time making a sandwich or building a model ship or something."

In addition to a general waning of his Twitter addiction, many suggest that Twitter was a major cause of his breakup with Jenifer Aniston.

Either way, it is quite clear that the excessive use of a communication channel such as this seems a little 'compulsive.' 

However, used properly (I sound like a doctor!) Twitter is simply another way to communicate with people.  Any suggestion or recommendation for the demise of a service seems rather self-serving. 

"Hi, my name is John Mayer ('Hello, John'); it's been 9 days since my last tweet."

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David Heath

David Heath has had a long and varied career in the IT industry having worked as a Pre-sales Network Engineer (remember Novell NetWare?), General Manager of IT&T for the TV Shopping Network, as a Technical manager in the Biometrics industry, and as a Technical Trainer and Instructional Designer in the industrial control sector. In all aspects, security has been a driving focus. Throughout his career, David has sought to inform and educate people and has done that through his writings and in more formal educational environments.

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