Gervais dumps Twitter after just six tweets

Comedic award magnet Ricky Gervais has given up on Twitter after just six tweets, despite being asked by Golden Globe bosses to use the microblogging system as a promotional tool for the forthcoming Golden Globe Awards, which Gervais is hosting.

"As you may know," he wrote in his blog, "I've stopped with Twitter. I just don't get it I'm afraid. I'm sure it's fun as a networking device for teenagers but there's something a bit undignified about adults using it. Particularly celebrities who seem to be showing off by talking to each other in public.

"If I want to tell a friend, famous or otherwise what I had to eat this morning, I'll text them. And since I don't need to make new virtual friends, it seemed a bit pointless to be honest. I suppose it was meant to be a bit of a marketing tool for The Globes, but they are watched by 25 million people in America alone and maybe 300 million people world wide - tweeting about it would be a drop in the ocean.

"Also I've got the website and I don't have to restrict things to 140 characters. My tweeting was becoming like a tabloid version of this blog, and I couldn't even put important stuff like this [picture below] up."

Ricky's decision to quit Twitter made the pages of the New Yawk Times, much to his amusement.