British singer Estelle attended the launch party for Belvedere Pop-Up Shop over in London yesterday. Estelle has been traveling back and forth between the U.S. and London for the past several days. We know this because she told us so yesterday on her Twitter page. We also know exactly what time the wheels on her jet lifted up off the ground because she told us that too. In fact, it seems there is hardly anything that Twitter addicts won't reveal about themselves on the social networking site.

You can find Estelle, and her fellow Twitter addict Solange Knowles, Twittering away at all hours of the day and night yapping about what they ate, drank or whether it's raining outside their window. There is a fine line between addictive personalities like Estelle and Solange -- and narcissists who think their lives are so important that they have to fill us in on every microscopic detail of it.

The endless tweets of Twitter addicts contain zero calories and are, in fact very boring to the rest of us who are mining Twitter Land for actual information that we can use.

What Twitter addicts fail to realize is that the quality of their twits is more important as a whole than what they are doing every minute of their lives. Wouldn't it be a sad world if all we did all day was sit and wait for an update from someone on Twitter who thinks the world revolves around them?

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  • Kymystry

    no ... i don't understand the concept ... facebook is plenty for me ... what's on your mind ? ?

  • http://myspace.com/rayne215 spongebobfan

    how does twitter works for joe smo like me? i have a account type random nothings and hope others can follow me???

  • LadyJustice

    @spongebobfan Yea thats pretty much how it works. ive been on twitter for about 2 months now. i love it. i dont type every little thing that i do. like if i see something crazy on the web ill post it and me and my followers will talk about it. i tweet alot while watching primetime tv. me and one of my followers watch the same shows so its pretty fun. we were tweeting about american idol last night perdicting who was going home. some tweet are a little TMI but i dont complain

  • mimi08

    Twitter is for narcissist (damn, did i spell that right) lol. And what pathetic souls is following someone else, to the point where they want to know what they are doing every second of the day. And what even more pathetic soul would think people would want to know what they are doing every second of the day?

    I'm down with facebook cause you can connect with people you haven't seen in a while, and can keep in touch with those who live far away. Facebook has a purpose. I don't know what the purpose of twitter is, other than for narcissistic people who want to seem more important than they actually are.

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    I love facebook. I am still trying to understand twitter.

    Here's my tweet for the day: POOR is an acronym for Passing Over Opportunities Regularly. Selah.

  • iscream

    I so agree with this topic. I always said it gives us too much insite to our celeb's lives. & myspace has gotton so many criminals in trouble. And so many people not hired, fired, beat up and or raped, & lets not forget the break ups. Smh

    Facebook is stupid, lol. I don't like that you need an account to look at someones page.

    Sandra wrote:
    "Narcissists who think their lives are so important that they have to fill us in on every microscopic detail."

    I SOOOOOOO AGREE WITH THAT!

  • ReadTheBlog

    I twitter and follow Solange, and most of her stuff, and other celebs are pretty boring. It's the regular people that have better things to twit about.

  • mimi08

    @ladyj

    But for that, can't you just text someone back and forth? I still don't get it. I guess the only benefit is it's multiple texters at one time, and all can follow the subject? Nope, i still don't get it.

  • mizzdallas

    I have a twit account and I dont know what to do with it I looooove crackbook Im so addicted to that so I just stick with that.. But solange why would anybody follow her..?

  • mimi08

    iscream Says:

    "Facebook is stupid, lol. I don’t like that you need an account to look at someones page."

    But that's why i like, cause you do need an account to look at someone's page. Don't nobody want random people they don't know, or didnt approve to be looking at their pics, etc. And who would want to?

  • http://myspace.com/rayne215 spongebobfan

    i go to the imdb boards for my talks about shows (i was on there so upset about american idol) they serve that dork purpose in me

  • http://myspace.com/tamarlese Peachizz

    I left myspace for the kids, Facebook is enough as it is.. Twitter I dont think imma get into that one..It's just too much ..

  • brenden

    Kymystry Says:

    no … i don’t understand the concept … facebook is plenty for me … what’s on your mind ? ?

    Yeah I don't get it either, but after my homeboy told me he knew about home girls breast last night thanks to twitter....A whole 12 hours or so before I did (I'm jealous) I'm starting to think twitter may need to be added on my to do list. I hate being left out! Just like when you, Shaqwanda, Mykneeisha n nem didnt take me with yall last Tuesday. Yeah I know you said you thought I wouldn't be interested because I'm lactose intolerant, but hell I like gubment cheese just as much as the next man! That's what they make lactaid pills for. I would have waited in line with yall! Now you wont even break me off a piece of the block you got? I don't know why I remain friends with you...

  • LadyJustice

    @mimi08

    yea u could but none of my friends watch american idol. lol if u search on twitter for certain topics you can follow people with similar tweets. thats how i found my primetime tv friend. lol

  • ELove

    Twitter is Totally-USELESS in my life...
    which means I ACTUALLY Have-a-Life !!!
    AGREE Wholeheartedly with You Ms. Sandra LOL

  • luvly1957

    Da he-- wit twitter those shoes that Estelle and her bag are ds shyte!!!!!!!!

  • http://myspace.com/rayne215 spongebobfan

    @LadyJustice if i join twitter ill be your AI friend!! omg@ allison how is danny still there..tragic lol

  • http://myspace.com/kcharestsoul KayCeiSoul

    I checked out Twitter once, and once only. I shut down my Facebook page because it was just too much going on up in there! Folks coming out of the woodwork and thangs.

    I'm sitting in front of a computer 9+ hours a day at work, and an additional 20+ per week in class. My escape is here for jaw dropping updates and hilarious responses. My Twitter would look like dry toast day in and day out.

    I do see the fun and benefit of Twitter for those who are more social though. It's a cool concept, just not for ere'body.

  • http://smokiesays.blogspot.com/ Smokie

    I tried to tweet (why do they call it that instead of twit????) but I just couldn't reveal ALL THAT. I'm like so what? Maybe you have to really like people to be a Tweeter. Not feeling it at ALL and I wish it would just die.

  • Daisy

    I am ANTI myspace, facebook, twitter to those who love it ENJOY!

  • Kymystry

    brenden .. you are BEYOND stooopit ... hahahahahah .. as a matter of fact .. i HATE cheese .. it reminds me of the stench from your bad FEETS when you take your shoes off ... lol

  • ELove

    @KayCeiSoul
    Just left your page... OUTSTANDING Indeed
    You have a Lovely Voice & LUV the lead song playing!!!
    And Lil-G from Silk is a Singing-Fool (Always Luv Silk)

  • candycane

    PHUCK NO!!!!!!!!!!

  • starr

    I'm a facebook luver thats it.

    Twitter to me just gives ppl more reasons not to interact with each other outside the virtual world.

  • Shauny

    I have a FB and I love it. It's help me find some long lost friends. I don't get and have never tried to get up on Twitter. Myspace has always seemed too kiddie for me.

  • iscream

    @Mimi
    If a person wanted to they could make a fake page and still lurke on facebook. I made that statement bc ppl who have facebook will ask you to look at something & I refuse to create an account just to see a picture. (Nor do I get everybody able to see your convo. On that or Twitter that mess isn't private)

    I personally don't get the whole "find friends" concept either. Call me a bytch but if you aren't in my life its for a reason. I tried it with myspace. Found some old peoples and once I found them or they found me I didn't want to be bothered.

    If you need to network I thinks its great. Outside of that zzzzzzz's.

  • LadyJustice

    @spongebob

    i just new kris was going home last night. i dont know what happened with allison last night, but she deserved another week. top 2 im calling it --> danny and adam

    like simon said... this will be a test. will america let an openly gay contestent finish it off. simon is usually right about this stuff he picked danny to win b/c adam is to open about his sexuality. its not right but we will see what happens

  • Coo Coo Bananas

    Did that LV bag come yet? LOL

  • Daisy

    @Lady Yes Adam is so on the other team..lol Lil Rounds really disappointed me this season. I love Dannys raspy voice

  • MIZZ.I_REP_ATL

    lol @ Kymystry. I don't get the concept of twittering either. It's boring/worthless to me. Even though I have a page, I don't go on it and I only have 1 person follwing me and that's the person who gave me the twit-vite. :)

  • mimi08

    @iscream

    You could make a fake page, but you still couldnt't lurk around unless your friendship request was confirmed. So you could do that all day, but still wouldn't get anywhere. It's almost impossible to lurk, unless you decide to impersonate someone they know...i dunno. But i know nobody could lurk on my page cause before i accept friendship, i ask questions. And if i don't know you, it's a straight delete, no questions necessary. I don't know why strangers send me friend request.

  • LadyJustice

    @daisy

    she disappointed me too :( i think she was trying to hard to please the judges that she just... lost herself? her audition was nice... not sure exactly what happened with her.

  • brenden

    Kymystry Says:

    brenden .. you are BEYOND stooopit … hahahahahah .. as a matter of fact .. i HATE cheese .. it reminds me of the stench from your bad FEETS when you take your shoes off … lol

    Oh so its like that??? you wanna get personal huh?? Ol lyin ass! You told me you like the stench from my feet! Yeah I know you said the smell makes you crave corn chips, but you never said you aint like it! And btw when I said women with hairy bellybuttons was sexy...Yeah that was a lie! hurts don't it?!?!! Aint nothin sexy bout that patch of fur you got on yo tummy! And don't think I don't know you let it grow just to mask/draw attention away from yo stretch marks!heehee

  • starr

    I personally like facebook because of the reconnect thing. I don't have like close personal relationships with everyone a find, but i had a lot of casual friends in h.s., and for me, its really cool me to keep with everyone. Twitter just seems absolutely pointless to me.

  • mimi08

    @iscream

    OMG, lol, i just read the last part of your comment. Girl, damn, no i wouldnt' call you a bytch, but damn, you cold! You mean to tell me you dont have friends you might have lost touch with? Maybe you moved to another state, or maybe a friend moved to another state? Damn, do you have friends...lol.

    The people i "friended" are people i went to school with or worked with at some point. It's not a matter of them needing to be in my life, but it's cool to know they are well. It's no biggie.

  • iscream

    I grew up in a time when talking on the phone, your convo was only as private as far as far as the cord would go. Beepers was a must have, if someone tried to rob you for your cell phone, you didn't waste $25.00 a min to call the cops. You could bust a nicca upside his head and knock him the phuck out with your cell phone.

    Now I'm sitting here communicating with people all across the east coast on my phone.

    (& someone had the nerve to ask me today does your fingers hurt. You are always on your phone. I said does your eyes hurt from watching what I'm doing)

  • Kymystry

    Shoot .. brenden .. you wasn't talkin all that junk when u were parting my hair patch and corn-rowin it .. boy stop .. u said the stretch marks remind you when your mom's breast fed u until the age of 19 .. now u trying to put my biz on front street again ... don't MAKE me post the prom pics with you and uncle Peaches on my facebook ... lol

  • brenden

    Kymystry Says:

    Shoot .. brenden .. you wasn’t talkin all that junk when u were parting my hair patch and corn-rowin it .. boy stop .. u said the stretch marks remind you when your mom’s breast fed u until the age of 19 .. now u trying to put my biz on front street again … don’t MAKE me post the prom pics with you and uncle Peaches on my facebook … lol

    You are so foul! You promised to never ever ever mention the fact that my mama breast fed me till the age of 15 not 19!!! It wasn't a problem till that day she came up to school during lunch to feed me...Shoot I was hungry! The school refused to grant her an all access pass tho...They said special occasion fine, but not 5 days a week...So we slowly weened me off with a pacifier....Dang I hate you.heehee

  • scorpio

    @Daisy Says:

    I am ANTI myspace, facebook, twitter to those who love it ENJOY!
    -----------------------------------------------------------
    So GREAT to see someone like me who is Anti these social networking sites. I understand the connecting with long lost friends, but most people go on these sites for self importance. LOOK AT MY LIFE! I don't know if I'm just old fashioned or what? I look at the friendships on these sites as superficial no one takes the time anymore to really talk face to face and get to know each other over time, everything I want to know about you is on Facebook or Myspace, now Twitter. I have a friend that has sold himself out on Facebook and it's really sad to see the change in him. I could never sell myself out on Facebook, Myspace or Twit.

  • iyonah

    I heart twitter I like it and I am not a narcissists.
    I think its what you make of it like any other social networking site. I have had full-fledged insightful conversations on there with random people. I follow about 20 people. I don't follow Solange because I really don't care about her daily routine. Other people who post quotes or links to interesting stories on the net, I follow too..
    Luda's is pretty good also.
    Myspace & Facebook require to much maintenance IMO.

  • iyonah

    I like it alot***

  • mimi08

    LOL @ iscream. Girl you crazy!

  • mimi08

    @scorpio

    So now, those on facebook are sellouts? How do ya figure? And how does facebook "change" a person?

  • Daisy

    @Scorpio I have a gfriend the same way and we had words last week because I told her when we go to Essence Festival she would have to take separate pics for her facebook page w/o me cause I DONT want my pic on facebook this NUT tells me she already has pics of me on her page so im like WTH! I told her she knows I do NOT PLAY that and to take the pics down ASAP. She is addicted hook line and sinker..lol It does nathan for me.

  • SMALONE

    twitter..i have a life and i text enough as it is..no thank you! the stars just don't have much to do so they are bored..

  • iscream

    @ Mimi comment 35 yep I have friends. I can count them on one hand, lol.

    & the lurking comment I made shows you I don't know about facebook.

    I'm telling you the people who I would've wanted to contact I found on myspace. Immediately, I realized how time can change ppl. Mainly me. Found them and now they can get lost all over again.

    A friend told me she found an old friend and all the person did was tried to get in her business.

    Who aint got no time for that is me.

  • SunnyPA

    I read somewhere that Twitter's retention rate is around 40% percent. The average person will try it for a minute but that's it.

  • http://myspace.com/rayne215 spongebobfan

    i have the social networking and my boyfriend does not (he 33 thinks its 'young') he thinks all i do is talk to guys all day....

  • SunnyPA

    Here it goes from emarketer.com ....

    "But figures released by Nielsen Online suggest that Twitter’s retention rate is only 40%.

    In other words, as David Martin wrote on the Nielsen blog, “Currently, more than 60% of US Twitter users fail to return the following month.”

    Not so good.

    Anyone on Twitter knows the site is quick to tell you when a follower signs up, but mum on signoffs. No one knows how many of their individual followers get bored and fall away completely.

    Most worrisome, however, is that at some point after the initial hoopla dies down, and Oprah and Ashton wander away to play with the next hot thing, there simply won’t be enough new users to make up for defecting dilettantes and Twitter’s growth will begin to decline."

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    Do you know that there are individuals who tweet during church service??? WT___?? I could not believe it. Shouldn't they pay attention to the sermon instead of tweeting??? I am just asking the question. The ushers need to do their job. No electronic device usage during service.

  • SunnyPA

    AttyMom,
    The pastor at my church will call you out if he sees someone texting. ROFL

  • SunnyPA

    or tweeting.

  • Krysi J

    I ain fukking wit dat....myspace was enuff.

  • melinla

    Love Facebook - on it e'ry day between that and this site I'm good.

    Don't get Twitter

  • Kymystry

    Auntie can we get a new non-obama post .. please .. thank you .. and smooches :-)

    oh and the smiley’s too :-D

  • http://XSCAPESIGHTINGS.COM crystal

    twitting i think is no different from posting off the topics conversations inbetween the new post that sandra post up daily. we all follow the post and read what the next commenters post and respond if one did not agree or even agree. Sandra you should open a message board or twit acct. I am sure you will have a million followers. i am still learning how to work it, after awhile one will get board. the only real kool thing is that some of the celebrities will comment back.

  • BayArea

    Coo Coo Bananas Says:

    Did that LV bag come yet? LOL

    ******************************************************

    Coo Coo you are 2 FUNNY! Well did it Sandra???

  • LadyJustice

    @cyrstal

    sandra does have a twitter account

    no new posts? zzzZZZZzzzz

  • Daisy

    Sandra said that wasnt her on twitter.

    @Lady I agree we are overdue for a new post!

  • Daisy

    This is not the same as twitter IMO.

    Sandra you said you were going to free the smiley faces last week (maybe even wk b4 now)are you going to pull an "Obama" and not keep your word..LOL Are you not going to stand by your word what you promised?????????..lol

  • scorpio

    mimi08 Says:

    @scorpio

    So now, those on facebook are sellouts? How do ya figure? And how does facebook “change” a person?
    ___________________________________________________________
    Not a sellout per se as in selling out a person's color, but I think posting all the details of your life on the internet is selling a part of yourself. I remember when the owners of Facebook had to change their rules because of something about them owning the images that you post even after you cancel your account. I just kept thinking someone has my image and they own it for eternity. It didn't sit well with me to know that. When I say "change" a person I've noticed that people would rather sit online for hours a day rather than enjoy themselves in the real world. It may sound simple, and it may just be my experience with the people I know, but I've notice my once solid friendships built over years are now less meaningful. And cyber friendships are now more perferred. My friend went on vacation and throughout the vacation there was this constant need to run to the computer and update the pictures taken. If it wasn't that there was the constant messaging on the blackberry. I found it rude to be somewhere with someone and constantly have them texting while in the middle of conversation, or eating.

  • Daisy

    @Scorpio I am guilty as charged on the blackberry front..lol I am working on it. I posted while I was in DC for the Inaug so much that some didnt believe I was really there. Like I have time to be lying about going to DC or Chi town. It aint that serious thats just me being addicted to my blackberry and being so darn nosey..lol

  • iscream

    @ Scorpio I agree. People say video games are ruining our youth. Computers and the internet are runing adults.

    *hold head in shame that I'm not a victim of twitter but I damn sure am a victim of sandra rose. Com (without the spaces) womp womp womp

  • LadyJustice

    @Dasiy

    i dont know why she lying to yall. she know @sandrarose is her. lol

  • http://myspace.com/rayne215 spongebobfan

    **YAWN** any new posts?

  • http://myspace.com/rayne215 spongebobfan

    sandra obama is cutting 17 billion from budget...... *teehee*

  • scorpio

    Daisy Says:

    @Scorpio I am guilty as charged on the blackberry front..lol I am working on it. I posted while I was in DC for the Inaug so much that some didnt believe I was really there. Like I have time to be lying about going to DC or Chi town. It aint that serious thats just me being addicted to my blackberry and being so darn nosey..lol
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    It drives me crazy when people text on the blackberry. Right in the middle of a conversation. I can just feel my interest in that person leaving. I'm like in my head thinking okay I'm ready to go.
    -----------------------------------------------------------

    @ iscream Says:

    @ Scorpio I agree. People say video games are ruining our youth. Computers and the internet are runing adults.

    *hold head in shame that I’m not a victim of twitter but I damn sure am a victim of sandra rose. Com (without the spaces) womp womp womp
    --------------------------------------------------------

    I thought I was the only one that thought that. I just know something negative is going to come from all this. I think viewing Sandrarose is different at least it makes you think about political, economical, and social issues. It not just mindless look at me and my friends out eating, now on vacation, now in the club..and so on and so on you get my drift.

  • Divinebrown

    This is all that happened today....

    sheesh....

  • Daisy

    @Scorpio I try not to text during dinner and what not but sometimes I do get caught up and end up with my blackberry in hand while the other person is talking.

    I wouldnt do it on a date only because I would be in SHOCK that I was out on a date since its been so damn long..LOL

    Again I am working on it and I do think its rude although I am guilty of doing it. My sister called me out several times in Chi town a few mths ago.

    That being said those of you who know words of prayer please pray my strenth..lol It is National PRAYER day after all..lol

    Amen

  • Daisy

    Hey DB girl yes slow news day

  • mizzdallas

    @daisy

    One of my friend gals would text during our shopping time and lunch or dinner time that irritates me to no end. I mean seriously! When I’m with you there is NO conversation on the phone unless business or emergency I won’t others to focus on me and my company in your presence I’m sorry I’m selfish like that... :)

  • Shauny

    My name is Shauny and I am addicted to my crackberry as well.

    I don't do it at dinner but I do it damn near everywhere else. Daisy, I be on SR via crackberry too. My hubby HATES it.

  • melinla

    I will log onto Pandora, facebook, and SR.com b4 I open my work applications, but I REFUSE to buy a phone that will allow internet access because I don't wanna be an addict =) I'll let ya'll know when I give in...

  • Daisy

    Stuck n traffic now lol on crackberry I lok into my radio shows b4 I log into any wk application as well lol

  • http://myspace.com/rayne215 spongebobfan

    im the same with my TREO, i never like blackberry i want a iphone but i hate att

  • Shauny

    melinla - I was heartbroken when the blocked our Pandora access from work. BOY it gets you through the day. I heard it was available on crackberry now but I can never find it.

    When I get to work it's boot up, Yahoo, SR. Those 3 in no particular order. What a shame.

  • Daisy

    I listen to rickey smiley then talk radio depending on the topic then I will listen to Pandora

  • MUNCHOSGIRL

    SANDRA HAS A TWITTER ACCOUNT, SO POT MET KETTLE. ARE YOU AN ADDICT SANDRA? HAD YOU NOT BEEN A CULPRIT YOURSELF YOUR STORY WOULD HAVE HAD MORE CREDIBILITY. I HAVE A TWTTER ACCOUNT AND HAS ONLY POSTED MAYBE 20 MESSAGES SINCE JANUARY.

  • Anti-believer

    people who TWITTER are jackasses

  • scorpio

    @ Anti-believer Says:

    people who TWITTER are jackasses

    ____________________________________________________________
    Wow! LOL

  • http://myspace.com/kcharestsoul KayCeiSoul

    @#22 - Thank ya E-Love! Just a hobby now...the technology era is taking over, and I'm "gettin' my lesson" for a degree in IT...still be sitting here humming, and writing though.

    @ Krysi J - I am so tired of spitting coffee, bagels, gum, straws, M&M's and anything else I'm chewing on when you cut up like you do err'day.Y'all keeps me laughing. LMAO @ #53.

  • Mspeng

    I created a twitter acct in Feb I think and I posted 3 messages, all having to do with how wack twitter was. Last time i updated was March and I'm about to close that nonsense down. I love facebook though :)

  • Kat

    i'm on facebook and myspace......that's enough for me!

  • http://myspace.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    i think that most people dont get the micro blogging concept and just run to twitter with no understanding of the purpose or what to do with an account. you can kinda treat your page 3 ways basically. you can follow people or news as its the equivalent to reading a blog. or you can post your own topics or things you find interesting or u can post about your own life. lastly u can kinda do a mix of both. when i initially made a page like 3 years ago on twitter it was to keep up engadget as they tweeted from the apple press conference to originally announce the iphone. twitter was small then and it was so many tweets that the server kept crashing and crashing. at that point it was more for tech people like myself then i slowly watched it evolve as more and more people got on it. now that twitter is hot people join just cause they hear about it but have no idea as the concept of it which is cool but i dont think a lot of those people will get it without it being explained to them. and as with most social sites its just not for everybody

  • mizzdallas

    Ummm we need a new post sandra, Have you heard about TI dropping Alfa Mega because he was a gov't informant snitch? And oh yeah your favorite person Beyaki says after the tour she is gonna take a break for 2 yrs, so I see her the NEXT 60 seconds

  • mizzdallas

    @kat

    Im soooo addicted to crackbook Im about to delete myspace page I dont use it nor have I been too it in awhile!!

    @east
    Your so right I have been having a twitter account since last yr and I still dont know how or why I use it, so I will delete it...

  • Kat

    @mizzdallas.....i'm addicted to fb as well! i still check myspace, but it's not alot of action. i think everyone has moved on over to fb.

    why is no one talking about cassie's nude pics??? i guess this is the route that she has to take now since she ain't selling no records...

  • LadyJustice

    @kat

    Id say shes a little desperate. i saw the boob shots, but on toyasworld she said she has vajayjay shots too. badboy sent out nasty emails to the blogs that posted the pics and made them take em off. lol

    when all else fails... go nude? tsk tsk tsk

  • mizzdallas

    @kat & ladyj

    I dont believe someone hack into her phone and stole her nude pics I mean I know that can happen but who da phuck is Assie to be stealing pics of.... I mean seriously

  • ReadTheBlog

    that bitch put those pics out there... But Who took 'em is the question?