Thursday, August 13, 2009

Madame Arcati has cancelled her Twitter account

Twitter is a complete waste of time, fit only for the Stephen Frys stuck in lifts and the Demi Moores anxious to stay fresh in the public mind. It may be of limited use for the exchange of gnomic utterances and the promotion of prostitution, cash-making scams and diaries of small-time journos/slebs, but it's certainly not for me. I regret all the energy expended on it. Hitler, too, has had it with Twitter. (Click image once)

38 comments:

Ms Baroque said...

Aww, sorry to hear it Mme A. It's working better than that for me. Anyway you're still HERE, and that's the main thing!

Madame Arcati said...

It was sweet to exchange the odd comment with Suzanne Moore, yourself and one or two others - and as a social network it may have a limited usefulness - but in the end I think it just encourages people to be dumb.

Anonymous said...

What a capricious person you are. Such a precious thing.

The late Stephen Fry said...

Prepare for Twitter revenge.

Anonymous said...

Totally agree and I admire your decisiveness. Are you Tag Along?

Five-Centres said...

It's a fad, pure and simple, but try telling that to the heavy users. It makes them feel grand.

veritas said...

Well my mum fled from Hitler in Poland and I'm fleeing Twitter as well. Everyday I get emails saying people have added me to their twitter accounts and I've never even twittered once.

I like it when fads come and go and I've never participated.

Madame Arcati said...

You've missed nothing, Veritas. Tweeting is not much better than burping and farting.

Anonymous said...

Actually, MA darling, that is the problem, not only it is too much like farting or burping, it's a vehicle to inform us about it (blarrrgh!). That vid reflects exactly how I feel about the whole thing, and If I hadn't seen what yesdeleon looks like, I'd say I'm in love (call me shallow).

So yes, I can't help but think: "good riddance". I think Blogger and My Space can be very useful to those that are trying out to start something, promote themselves or just have a place where to put their thoughts, but Facebook and Twitter seem to me like windows to the "moronization of this era's civilization".

Anonymous said...

I miss your wit on Twitter. I imagine you cancelled your account in a strop.

Sooter Says FISH ! said...

Twitter ye not !

Madame Arcati said...

It's a wonder Sooter has resisted the allure of Twitter. All that tweeting!

Anonymous said...

I too have noticed a stroppy tendency in MA.

forgotten ones fund/stephmastini said...

...I abandoned Twitter when I realized it was a social status thing...just a fad and I applaud you..I knew it was just a matter of time..I am cancelling mine tonight..I am done with Ashton's mental masturbation..we need to start a new trend..Dare I say who should be the "star" attraction..let's see how many more people he can ostracize.
I am ready for you Freenemies..
BTW, you look marvelous with Molly MA!
miss you
steph x

Madame Arcati said...

Yes, Ashton is a very ambitious young man - and who would know who he is but for Twitter and his famous wife. Twitter emeplifies the lackey syndrome.

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a twit said...

"twitter ye not".I wish I'd said that.

Madame Arcati said...

You will, Oscar. You will.

Anonymous said...

"BTW, you look marvelous with Molly MA!"

Well, well, well... Sounds like Madame Batshit is spilling the beans!

Madame Arcati said...

You wouldn't be slow on the uptake would you, sweety?

Anonymous said...

Coming out of our glass closet at last, aren't we?
I'm intrigued: why have you been complaining so loudly about JW's 'defamatory' comments on Wiki? S/he just told the truth about your actual identity in the most neutral way.
Anyway, who cares? You're just one of those countless internet dirt dishers. You are educated and well-written though, which makes it all the worse.

Madame Arcati said...

There were other issues about "JW" - the authorship of this blog is not important.

As to dirt-dishing - you mean I tell the truth? Yes, I can imagine that may be a problem to some people who think celebrity bestows some special privileges.

Tell me, when did you stop reading newspapers?

Anonymous said...

What am I missing? what glass closet?

Anonymous said...

Oh, MA darling! I think JW is having a tantrum because you have showed "it" (this 'thing' must be sub-human, really) it has no power over you and you can give it a wild spanking any day of the week. Look at it pouting for not having anything to taunt with; awww. How could you just spoil its fun so? You naughty you, MA.

Anonymous said...

"As to dirt-dishing - you mean I tell the truth?"

"The" truth? Ha! Oh, but you certainly mean "your" truth, of course.

Duralex said...

<< There were other issues about "JW" - >>

Like what, death threats?

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Madame Arcati said...

If there's a truth on this site you dispute then you must rebut it, not just leave lame bitch remarks just because the modern media age left you behind. When was the last time you challenged a truth in a newspaper or some other hierarchical structure which I suspect you defer to? In awe of salaries are we?

Dear Duralex, almost.

Anonymous said...

"Tell me, when did you stop reading newspapers?"

I didn't stop reading newspapers, darling. It's just that we're not reading the same ones, apparently.

Madame Arcati said...

All newspapers dish dirt. If they didn't they would cease to exist. You're just hung up on regulation and control.

Anonymous said...

"All newspapers dish dirt."

True, but some sorts of dirt are more valuable than others. I need to learn about financial scandals, armed conflicts, genocides etc., not about who Mr or Ms So-and-so is fucking. But never mind, to each their own.

Madame Arcati said...

Ah yes, a better class of dirt - genocides, financial scandals, etc. It's important to maintain standards.

Anonymous said...

"some sorts of dirt are more valuable than others"

MA darling,
Why do you suppose this individual "needs" to know about "financial scandals, armed conflicts, genocides, etc."? In which way is it "valuable" to this erm, person (ok, I know I'm stretching the concept) to be updated on these sort of things? Does "it" invest in stock for companies that manufacture armament or what?

Anonymous said...

Because we know someone like this is not out there to figure out ways to "save" the world. This is hardly superhero material...

unless being KS's "Robin" counts?

Duralex said...

<< Because we know someone like this is not out there to figure out ways to "save" the world. This is hardly superhero material... unless being KS's "Robin" counts? >>

Whose queston is this Anon answering, and what the hell is he or she talking about? I'm lost. But there's something I can tell for sure: Madame will never know who I'm fucking. What? Nobody's interested? I'm the biggest star on this blog, tabernak! 8-)

Madame Arcati said...

Bigger than Lord Kevin? Wow.

Duralex said...

Ha ha, much bigger! You should know... ;-)

Madame Arcati said...

Oh, it's Michael Jackson! *swoon*