Simon Cowell just doesn’t get Twitter

Ryan Seacrest and Simon CowellAmerican Idol judge Simon Cowell admits he doesn’t get the fascination people have with the online blogging site Twitter, which is growing in popularity. “It’s like phoning someone randomly, whose number you don’t have, and talking to them. ‘Hi, it’s Simon, I went out with my family this weekend’,” he told Extra. American Idol host (and pal, despite their bantering on the show — they were photographed jet skiing together in the Caribbean recently) Ryan Seacrest is a huge fan of Twitter, posting several “tweets” per day. When Cowell was read one of Seacrest’s  Twitter messages, which said “spent weekend with my fam,” he replied: “What’s sad is that he’s having to use the Twitter language like he’s 17. ‘My fam’ – how difficult is it to add on an ‘ily’?” Simon obviously doesn’t realize that “tweets” are constricted to a number of letters — messages have to be fairly short, so abbreviations are common. Wonder if he read Seacrest’s reply to another Twitter member that said: “simon and paula were all over each other all night..plenty that wasn’t caught on camera!” Oo-la-la! ~Follow me on Twitter at movie_alex.

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  1. Nancy • April 2, 2009 @ 11:17 AM

    Yeah well, Simon should check out ‘Tribute’ if he thinks Twitter is bad. On Twitter, you write messages of what you’re doing/did with your time for others to see…..on Tribute, others try to dictate to you what you should be doing with your time. They know who they are, so I don’t need to mention any names here. I don’t care what Simon says, I still love him as the best judge on American Idol and being English and having such “proper” grammar, I can totally understand his point of people “using the Twitter language”. Anyways, I better go back to work now before the dictators get p!ssed that I’m not using MY TIME efficiently!! 😛

  2. tributegirl • April 2, 2009 @ 2:52 PM

    Nancy, sounds like you’ve been magnetizing again!
    Wonder if Simon knows what tweets are???

  3. sk8tergirl • April 2, 2009 @ 4:43 PM

    I just got a Twitter account yesterday and,to be honest, I got bored of it pretty fast… haha.

  4. Coop • April 2, 2009 @ 7:00 PM

    What the hell happened to good old fashioned face to face conversations?

  5. tributegirl • April 2, 2009 @ 7:24 PM

    That’s a thing of the past, Coop!

  6. Jo-Anne. • April 2, 2009 @ 8:55 PM

    I don’t get it either, Simon…
    also, I don’t get the Lobster Look…time to tone it down

  7. Nancy • April 3, 2009 @ 8:15 AM

    Maybe he fell asleep in that new tanning bed he had installed in his brand new home!

  8. Coop • April 3, 2009 @ 7:54 PM

    British people don’t tan they turn red in the sun don’t hate on them for it,it’s genetic.

  9. Alice • April 4, 2009 @ 12:12 AM

    Maybe he’s embarrassed by what Seacrest is saying. 🙂

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