Miles: Twitter is “the devil,” waste of time

Twitter is the devil. Social media is used the wrong way a lot more than it’s uesd the right way. That’s the way I feel. I feel it’s a bunch of nonsense most of the time. I just laugh at a lot of stuff as I see it — I’m not really on Twitter as much as I used to be. I even deleted it once and came back. I saw it as, ‘I’m wasting time” basically. You could be doing a lot better things — I can be reading a book, shooting more jump shots — a lot of things better than looking at what people are saying that probably isn’t true in the first place.

— Cleveland Cavaliers swingman CJ Miles on social media’s impact on players, specifically around the NBA trade deadline when rumors are abound. The Cavaliers have greatly increased their use of social media with regard to fan interaction. As we have seen all too often, unfortunately, fan interaction with players can occasionally veer toward the negative and dumb.

[Related: To: NBA, From: Kyrie Irving, Subject: Just getting started]

  • Natedawg86

    Did he tweet that?

  • Garry_Owen

    As an avowed social media non-particant and wagoner, I could not agree more. There’s plenty of room up here, boys girls, and the ride is carefree and fine!

  • Garry_Owen

    One correction, though. Twitter is not the Devil, but merely one of the Four Horsemen of the Relationship and Civility Apocalypse. (Man, the link to that other post really brought back memories. Some of them good.)

  • mgbode

    *ahem* WFNY commenting sections are technically “social media”

  • mgbode

    outside of the technicality, I am fully onboard with CJ Miles.

    It’s not that I don’t want the info, it’s just that I like to have filters in place. WFNY is my twitter filter. When there is something interesting to me on twitter, it assume it will end up in the headline section.

  • Garry_Owen

    True. They are the 4th of the 4 Horsemen. What can I say? I sometimes fall off the wagon. These here comments are, though, my only foray into said depravity. My hypocrisy is otherwise unscathed.

  • mgbode

    we all need our vices

  • MrCleaveland

    My preferred social medium is to stand on Public Square and yell at people. They seem to love it.

  • Newprodigy

    Too many characters….maybe Facebook’d it

  • The_Matt_Of_Akron

    That’s you!?!? Your thoughts on the Lizard people radio waves being beamed into our brains was my personal favorite for Rant of 2012!!!

  • MrCleaveland

    Thank you, Matt. Thank you very much. I try to give people information that they can’t get anywhere else.

  • mgbode

    are the lizard people winking?

  • Harv 21

    And I try to avoid listening to athletes. But did hear Miles speak during an interview at halftime and found him refreshing, very thoughtful about what the Cavs need to do to get better, how their bench team works together in a way the first team must learn to do.

  • And THIS is what our headline section sets out to be — a curation of sorts. Glad you appreciate it.

  • Hypno_Toad

    So why didn’t you comment on my vacation photos then? Bastard.

  • mgbode

    just don’t call me Beaky

  • mgbode

    most definitely.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Amen brother Miles amen!

  • CBI

    When I read CJ’s quote, the voice in my mind sounded a lot like Bobby Boucher’s mom.

  • BenRM

    He’s a smart cat