Tuesday 21 April 2009

Twitter user to live vicariously through friend updates

A Slough based Twitter user has decided to withdraw completely from society and live his life vicariously through his friends Twitter updates.

Gary Shadwell, 32, said that his decision has not been taken lightly.

“It was getting harder and harder to keep track of what all my friends were doing whilst also maintaining a fulfilling social life.”

“It got to the point where I was cancelling social events because I needed to know what Stephen Fry had for lunch, or whether Jonathan Ross enjoyed his latest comic.”

“So in the end I thought, why fight it, why not just live my life through them and their updates?”

Lack of contact

Mr. Shadwell has not had any interpersonal contact, or issued an original Tweet of his own, for nearly three weeks, with every entry being a re-Tweet of one of his nearly 200 friends and followers.

“I don’t think I’m missing out.  If I close my eyes I can almost smell the sea when people visit, or taste the food at the great restaurants they visit.”

“Ashton Kutcher is off to Disneyland in a few weeks and I can barely wait!”

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