I made this comment on the soccer boards I occasionally frequent but it was a decent rant.
I dislike micro-blogs like Twitter and social web sites used like micro-blogs. Sentence fragments are replacing meaningful dialog. I get so tired of the cryptic crap like "so many things wrong with today." What? Did your cat die? Are you on the rag? Did you get a skunky beer? Is your boss licking your coffee cup while you sleep at your desk?
It seems like every tweet or status update from a friend below the age of 27 is like this.
The problem with these sentence shortened cries for attention is that unless you are tight within the sphere of friends and know what is going on you are left to draw your own conclusions about what is really going on in their lives. This is especially true for public figures that post these dramatic little giblets about their lives leading to four or fifty different interpretations to what they actually meant. Twitter updates sometimes worse than the Bible for interpretation.
Why the drama?
I realize that I am not using the latest and greatest iDroid portable media server/game console/camera/asset manager/phone and probably do not understand what is really going on. I understand that text messaging is the cool thing to be doing right now and that these short cryptic messages are really some English sub-language I will never understand or whatever. But, if you have friends or people that you want to be up-to-date with every little detail of your life then are you really doing a disservice to friends left guessing about the seriousness of the situation? Yoda is a better conversationalist.