Now, correct me if I'm wrong, for I do not Tweet, Twitter or even Twit, but isn't that the sort of raison d'etre of Tweeting? Isn't its banality and humdrumness part of the appeal? I mean sure it came into its own during the Iran crisis earlier this year, but for the most part it is used by people to expound in just 140 characters on their every movement, their every thought. How can it be anything but dull? Life just isn't that good and frankly it would be exhausting if it were.
And though I regard the phenomenon of Tweeting as pointless and ridiculous and a fad which will die as surely as one day will Katie Price's 'career', it is in some respects a leveller. You see, no matter how rich and famous you are you will inevitably lead to some extent a humdrum life because that is the nature of things. However rich you are, however successful you still have to make tedious journeys, you still have to go through the same body motions, you still have to live in a world in which Dale Winton and Chris Moyles are popular successful and well paid entertainers.
Twitter is proof of this. If someone as urbane, clever, witty and well read as Stephen Fry is reduced on occasion to writing about the inadequacies of his printer or about being stuck in a lift then he is really no different to the rest of us. Indeed it is a pity that Ms Price and other celebrities of her ilk do not Tweet. Because, believe it or not, she and the rest of the Z listers are the same as us, it's just that for some reason some people like to read about them ad nauseum. If only they Tweeted every quarter hour about their glamorous lives even the most avid of celebrity watchers would be cured of their curious modern affliction.
So don't feel bad Stephen. Keep on Tweeting if it makes you happy. Every time you do it just reaffirms you as a man of the people.