Enough about Twitter! A rant in 6 tweets

The world didn't end when Twitter went down. Yes, the site is great for sharing information. But the obsession with and fawning over Twitter is so overdone.

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By Paul R. La Monica, CNNMoney.com editor at large

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- omg! twitter's down! what did shaq eat 4 lunch? i don't know. but who cares? tweets are junk food 4 brain. where's the biz, biz? aykm?

would u pay for tweets? r advertisers that interested in this "content?" this is the 2009 version of the pet rock. this too shall pass.

sure. tweeting in iran is great. bravo 4 free speech! but does that make twitter the next goog, aapl, or msft? i don't think so.

what's the diff btw twitter and newspapers? it's cool 4 twitter to lose money, not a sign of impending obsolescence. how long can that last?

what's up with the fail whale? a cute aquatic mammal pops up to cheerily let people know u r slow? huh? maybe aol should have tried that.

rant over. time for vaca. plan 2 relax. ignore web and crackberry. read a book or 2. thought u should know. buzz will be back on 8/17. bye.

Talkback: Is Twitter the next Google? A passing fad? Neither? What do you think about Twitter. Share your thoughts below. To top of page

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