Joan Collins tags Twitter ‘banal and boring pastime ever invented’

April 2nd, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI  

London, April 02(ANI): Actress Joan Collins has described Twitter as the most ‘banal and boring’ pastime ever invented.

The 76-year- old star claimed people have stopped socializing thanks to the site.

“I used to think that twittering was just for the birds but now there seems to be an epidemic of people peck, peck, pecking away at their iPhones, BlackBerries, strawberries or whatevers. It is the most banal and boring pastime ever invented,” the Telegraph quoted her as telling the Spectator.

She added: “Twitterers seem to care not for their surroundings or even the people they’re supposed to be socialising with as they punch in those 140 characters telling whoever cares that they are ‘On the train now’.”

Referring to an Oscars party experience, she said: “I turned to my right to start a conversation, only to find my dinner partner thump, thump, thumping away …

“I looked to my left, only to find my other dinner companion also hitting his keypad. Defeated, I ordered another martini and sat back to watch the show on the dozens of TV screens surrounding us.

“I am truly bored and stumped by this technology and the people who are doing it are even more boring. You’re seated near Kirk Douglas, Jay Leno, Jane Fonda, Jackie Collins (and that’s just those I could see), and you prefer to hunch over your contraption … go figure.” (ANI)

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