Who the hell is Justin Bieber? Apparently he is a 16 year old Canadian pop/R&B singer who was discovered on YouTube and whos popularity has been growing exponentially. He is plastered all over Twitter as one of the most tweeted subjects. As I scrolled through the numerous tweets about Bieber it became apparently obvious who his fanbase is: young girls who seem to be romantically involved with the notion of this guy. IMHO, he seems like a long lost Jonas brother.
I don’t use Twitter and honestly I’ve never really seen the appeal of it. While I do believe that forums for open communication between people are important, Twitter seems to be this self-righteous garbage heap of people’s opinions that I couldn’t care less about. I don’t care what “PiNKBARBiEE” thinks the best Justin Bieber song is or what someone I barely know is doing right now at this exact moment! It has absolutely no impact on my life and therefore, I couldn’t care less about it. This is all Twitter can be used as, a posting place for your ideas about unimportant pop culture references. When “tweeters” move into the realm of political discussion it truly becomes frightening. People with no knowledge of American politics, or grammar as it seems, have free reign to say anything they want. The healthcare summit is one of the most popular topics this morning and already the abundance of irrelevant and absurd material being posted is enough to make me lose confidence in the cognitive ability of a large majority of our country. If Twitter were ever to become a serious political discussion forum, all hope for a bright future would be lost. While 140 character’s may be a way to save space, the sacrifices made in condensing ideas into a couple sentences truly shines through when you attempt to read the incomprehensible garbage that Twitter is overflowing with.