Jimmy Kimmel Live showed a video this week featuring the titular Kimmel and currently-popular entertainer Drake singing/rapping about tweets. Something has clearly jumped the shark here, and it’s just a question of what: Jimmy Kimmel Live or Twitter-related comedy.
These types of skits may have still been mildly amusing a year ago, but it’s clear that Twitter is part of popular culture now, and viewed as a valid form of communication. Ask anyone who has tweeted from the scene of a natural disaster or some other historic event (tragic or otherwise). At this point, you might as well be parodying email or TVs.
Yes, people say pointless things on Twitter. Some of them are famous. We get it. It’s getting pretty “ You might be a redneck if… ” On the other hand, Jeff Foxworthy seems to still be doing pretty well for himself.
I’m sure Twitter (the company) doesn’t mind. As I’ve speculated before, such name-dropping may be one of the biggest contributors to the growth of the service.
What do you think?