Why so down on Twitter?
"Why do we need mobile phones? People can phone me when I'm back in my armchair, on my timetable."
Yeah, that's what you luddites sound like.
Much like the first bloggers blogged about their breakfast (in fact I admit my first blog post, back in the 20th century, was about my breakfast) until they evolved into journalists and the like, tweeters are sometimes useless breakfast bloggers, but the service itself has proven to be a useful information vector, like blogging has.
Micro-blogging has yet to really find its voice, but it's moving away from "Status messages" and breakfast, thankfully. The best thing is that you choose who to follow, meaning you can unsub from anyone pointlessly twatting their location/breakfast into the ether.
But yes, El Reg comments are becoming more like HYS. "Hanging's too good for the Muesli-Munchers, Jesusphone this, Twat that, kids today, eh?"
Luddites today, eh? Send 'em back to meatspace, I say.