Then you have a friend in Kanye West, who threw an all-caps ‘spaz’ against Twitter on Tuesday. West apparently sauntered onto Twitter and discovered a number of fake accounts, then railed against the ‘heads of Twitter’ to shut down the imposters. “The heads of Twitter knew I didn’t have a Twitter and they have to know which accounts have high activity on them,” West blogged, caps-lock ON. “Why would I use Twitter? I only blog 5 percent of what I’m up to in the first place. Everything that Twitter offers I need less of.”
The rant gets far worse, and actually includes a fair amount of obscenities. In fact, the over-the-top nature of the complaint makes it comedic, and Twitter will probably laugh the whole thing off. Others will probably dismiss the tirade as childish, with good reason. But underneath the ridiculousness, West makes some good points. Other sites like MySpace Music have similar problems with fake profiles, though MySpace now highlights the authentic page.
West purposely limits his blogging, and shuns super-connected tools like Twitter. One reason, according to West, is that too much connectivity draws time away from creativity, a problem for almost every artist. And for those looking for substance, the mundane details of Twitter often disappoint. “I’m actually slow delivering content because… I’m busy being creative most of the time, and if I’m not and I’m just laying on a beach I wouldn’t tell the world,” West continued.