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Twitter co-founder warns excessive tweeting is ‘unhealthy’

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By John Glenday, Reporter

February 24, 2012 | 1 min read

Twitter addicts who clog up your news feed with incessant chatter aren’t just an irritant – they’re actually “unhealthy”, according to Twitter’s creative director Biz Stone.

Stone stated that Twitter was not intended for people to spend hours churning out tweet after tweet but rather as a platform to find a link to something interesting and then pursue other interests.

The remark was made at a conference in Montreal in which it was observed that some addicts were logged into the social networking site for up to 12 hours per day, prompting Stone to comment: “To me, that sounds unhealthy.

“I like the kind of engagement where you go to the website and you leave because you've found what you are looking for or you found something very interesting and you learned something.

"I think that's a much healthier engagement. Obviously, we want you to come frequently."

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