“Twitter is unspeakably irritating. Twitter stands for everything I oppose…it’s hard to cite facts or create an argument in 140 characters…it’s like if Kafka had decided to make a video semaphoring The Metamorphosis. Or it’s like writing a novel without the letter ‘P’…It’s the ultimate irresponsible medium … People I care about are readers…particularly serious readers and writers, these are my people. And we do not like to yak about ourselves.”
But of course Jonathan Franzen hates Twitter! He has been hating everything cool since...sliced bread. While perhaps part of his argument has a point, one can't help but think Franzen was that uncool kid in high school. Or just a very old man who still owns a cassette player...
The quote spawned, of course, a Twitter hashtag. Take a look:
Some of the best here.
I'm kinda surprised they haven't made a video of "Shit Jonathan Franzen Says" yet...Where's Ron Charles?