John Mayer says Twitter is over

john_mayerJohn Mayer, who was one of the most high-profile users of the social networking website, admits he is growing tired of micro-blogging. He said: “Within in the last couple weeks, every night I think about cancelling my twitter account because I think it’s pretty much done. I just think twitter as a form of communication, I think it’s over to be honest with you. I would rather see twitter be a corkboard of links to other more important things, because it’s really sort of flawed from the beginning. I can’t tell you how many times I meet people or I’m having dinner with people who write stuff and they get upset they have haters now, like, ‘Why do I want to invent more reasons to have haters?'” The musician has come to realize that he could utilize his time better.  He added: “I might as well spend that time making a sandwich or building a model ship or something. My challenge going forward is to basically disregard the need, the obsessive need for external validation.”

It was previously claimed that his relationship with Jennifer Aniston ended because of his twitter obsession. A source explained at the time: “John suddenly stopped calling her or returning her emails and when she would finally catch up with him, he’d say, ‘I’ve been so busy with work. I’m sorry I haven’t had time to email you back.’ Jennifer was fuming when she looked at the activity on his page. There he was, telling her he didn’t have time for her and yet his page was filled with twitter updates! Every few hours, sometimes minutes, he’d update with some stupid line. And in her mind, she was like, ‘He has time for all this twittering, but he can’t send me a text, an email, make a call?’ “

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  1. Shannon • April 27, 2010 @ 9:57 AM

    Yeah, if I was dating a guy who did that to me, I’d dump his sorry butt in a hurry, too. If you think that’s harsh, read the book “He’s Just Not That into You.” If a guy shows you such disdain, he’s really not into you. If he cared, he’d be a whole lot more careful about your feelings and want to spend time talking to you rather than doing something stupid like twittering.

  2. Thibz • April 27, 2010 @ 10:35 AM

    Tweeting is a social eipdemic!! With all the social networking taking place how will youths really know how to communicate face to face. People will distance themselves from others by constantly checking online for replys to tweets or facebook just to know someone actually cares about their antisocial life.
    This is not a stretch from the truth either as ive witnessed this behavoir already amoung youths and even adults.

  3. Thibz • April 27, 2010 @ 10:36 AM

    sorry epidemic..for all the spell checkers

  4. Red • April 27, 2010 @ 10:59 AM

    I like his way of thinking now, whatever his obsessions might have been.

  5. Deena • April 27, 2010 @ 2:55 PM

    Now if only people could stop texting for long enough to have a conversation! I have a friend who sends about 3 texts a minute. It’s a waste of time to hang out with her.

  6. Samson • October 24, 2011 @ 2:41 PM

    This happens to a lot of singers. Usually they pull through with no change to their voices. He should be fine.

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