It is quite clear that the 140 character social networking site Twitter has been swamped with squatting writers. Paranormal, vampire, romance, erotica, scifi, detective, aspiring and of course self-help and auto-biographical, just to name a few of the genres of delinquent lay about scribblers taking up valuable Twitter space at the expense of people with more productive pursuits.
In trying to expand my mind, and of course my reading demographic, I tried with little success to weed out more constructive people to follow such as butchers, motor mechanics and insurance agents. I did come across a few crocheters and knitters, but fell short on dry cleaners and cabinet makers.
While doctors of all types of self proclaimed fame were in abundance, nurses, theatre assistants and orderlies came up as a blank. Bankers seem to be totally avoiding Twitter as well as dentists and plumbers. A few fast food outlets but very few chefs.
Perhaps it is time Twitter started putting limits on certain types of habitually creative and arty Twitter users and promoting its valuable service to the more industrious and useful professions. Maybe advertising on Linkedin might attract more energetic and industrious types who could bring their acumen to the service.
Some real world tweets about real things that are happening in their daily lives. The number of insurance policies sold in a day, tales of unblocked kitchen sinks, successful varicose vein operations and how to rotate the tyres on you car for maximum mileage. Useful stuff.
As any of you familiar with the Douglas Adams will know, Twitter is in danger of resembling the famous expedition to Earth 2 where progress was very slow after their arrival due the indecision about what colour fire should be before it was introduced to the market.