Someone just put something on my Super Wall? Lovely. Someone has noted that they're making a sandwich? Swell.
In moderation, such non-news is fine. But neither Facebook nor Twitter are moderate - they ping me with the ferocity of a hyperactive spider monkey throwing pebbles against my car window, and when I don't reply, I am left feeling guilty. . . which is ridiculous.
Or am I just not getting it? Is the goal of these applications to suck you in and trap you like a patient etherised on a table by combining social indebtedness with "free" debt relief?
It makes me painfully aware that my time is worth more than the value I'm getting for spending it with them.