Twitter may be very close to losing one of its highest profile Tweeters – John Mayer.
At ASCAP’s 2010 “I Create Music” EXPO in Hollywood recently, the adult contemporary rocker revealed he is only a mere pace away from canceling his headline-grabbing account.
“Within in the last couple weeks, every night I think about canceling my Twitter account because I think it’s pretty much done,” the raven haired singer told the crowd during an on stage interview. “I just think Twitter as a form of communication, I think it’s over to be honest with you.”
Throughout his time on the site, John’s Twitter feed has prompted headlines on everything from his apology after he used a racial slur in a Playboy interview, to calling out what he thought was the ridiculousness of fans in Australia who claimed outrage that Britney Spears lip-synced during some portions of her concerts.
Now though, the singer said the social networking site needs a facelift in terms of its user generated content.
“I would rather see Twitter be a cork board of links to other more important things, because it’s really sort of flawed from the beginning,” he said. “I can’t tell you how many times I meet people or I’m having dinner with people who write stuff and they get upset they have haters now, like, ‘Why do I want to invent more reasons to have haters?’
John said that thanks to the people who are determined to put him down via Tweet, he’s realized his time could be better utilized on other pursuits.
“I might as well spend that time making a sandwich or building a model ship or something,” he said.
In the future, the singer said he plans to try and shift his way of thinking.
“My challenge going forward is to basically disregard the need, the obsessive need for external validation,” he added.