Honestly, I’m not one of those technology-hating gals who avoids new gadgets. I really appreciate new technology. Love my Iphone, my Shuffle, my laptop.

Somehow, though, my enthusiasm dies as soon as someone whispers “Twitter.”

I am firmly anti-Twitter. I am a non-Tweet.

Last week, I was working at the computer all day so I signed into Facebook. Even though I think that Facebook could turn a person ADD if he/she wasn’t already…there are some fun things about it. Connecting with people you’ve lost touch with, primarily.

One thing I noticed about those who Twitter…(feeds pop up on Facebook)…it turns from connecting with others…to a promotional tool. They’re promoting…themselves. Authors are the worst!

It was interesting to see the same names pop up, using Twitter, over and over. I noticed that they don’t comment on anyone else’s updates, they’re just trying to build their web presence, expand exposure, make their names recognizable.

There is no time for thought or reflection on Twitter…just odd updates on their daily goings on. They just scribble something that was going through their mind at that very moment. With really boring updates, too! As if they think others really need to know they are taking a nap or making dinner or off to see a child play soccer.

It’s gone too far, I think. We just don’t need to know that much about each other.

And if self-centeredness is one of the worst qualities of our generation…Twitter only feeds it.

But I’m willing to reconsider if someone can point out what good Twitter serves. Other than promotion, of course.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Mocha with Linda says:

    I'm with you. Don't need to know that "I'm cooking dinner" or "I'm picking my nose" about everyone.