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.