Ricky Gervais has called it quits with social networking juggarnaut Twitter.com after less than a month online – calling the popular microblogging hub “undignified” and “pointless.”
The British comic — whose success across the pond inspired the NBC comedy The Office — opened an account on the social networking site last month to promote his hosting gig at this weekend’s 2010 Golden Globe Awards. However, Gervais ditched the site last week. Ricky says he was unimpressed with how other celebrities who use the service and has banned it only suitable for people under 18!
In a post on his personal blog, Ricky writes: “As you may know I’ve stopped with Twitter. I just don’t get it I’m afraid. I’m sure it’s fun as a networking device for teenagers but there’s something a bit undignified about adults using it. Particularly celebrities who seem to be showing off by talking to each other in public. If I want to tell a friend, famous or otherwise what I had to eat this morning, I’ll text them. And since I don’t need to make new virtual friends, it seemed a bit pointless to be honest….”