Tom Naughton has a post up which pretty well sums up why I don't use twitter. It also encapsulates why I do respect those people who continue to do so and are willing to endure Twitter Dumb as a result of actively promoting the consumption of Food to crowds with wisdom. As opposed to the Hyperlipid approach of: "Here's the info, do what you like with it". Mea culpa.
However, I do feel Tom is a little harsh in places.
In particularly he is grossly insulting to the mental abilities of some of the more common root vegetables. If a person in category three of Twitter Dumb has insight comparable to that of a turnip, how does that make the turnip feel? More fascinatingly, how do Twitter Dumb folks survive in the real world?
Happily the explanation for the continued existence of the average category three Twitter Dumb is summarised in this paper. Most of which is composed of category three Twitter Dumb concepts
Processed foods and food reward
but it includes this gem sentence:
"All organisms must procure energy to survive, and most lack higher-order brain functions that support consciousness".
There you go.