Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik has become the latest star to stop tweeting to fans because he's convinced his followers on Twitter.com don't care what he had for breakfast. The "Iris" hitmaker admits he was among the celebrities who became hooked on Twitter when it first became a phenomenon - but he started realizing he had nothing of importance to write about and now merely reads Steve Martin's amusing tweets.
He tells BlogTalkRadio.com, "In the modern world of the future that we're living is it's all about access. Everybody wants access. I don't twitter anymore. I was trying to but it's just so gratuitous. You start to become the center of your own universe and every ridiculous small task that you perform every day you're, like, sharing with the world. Who cares? Who cares what I had for breakfast?"
"I do follow the comedian Steve Martin on Twitter but that's about it and he actually (tweets) some funny little interesting... things. He's really creative and clever with it, whereas a lot of people are like, 'I ate a burrito, got to take a nap'."
And Rzeznik is urging other Internet addicts to cut back on the time they spend in cyberspace. He adds, "I think the Internet, for all of the alleged bringing together of the world, I think it's created a generation of really, really lonely kids that sit at home on their computers. I think it's kind of sad. Just go out and play and run around in the backyard."
"I don't know where this paranoia comes from the parents that don't want their kids outside. Are there really more child abductions now than when we were kids? I don't think so. It's just more publicised now and everybody's parents are freaking out and turning their kids into scared little people that never leave home and sit on the computer."