Louis C.K. is a comedian, actor, and all around voice of reason when it comes to some of the stranger aspects of modern culture. Not only is his stand-up some of the funniest of all time, but his FX show “Louie” (now in its second season) is one of the best shows on TV.
One thing he is not, however, is a huge fan of Twitter.
He discussed the social media service recently during an interview with Conan O’Brien. He reveals that he pretty much hates it, and basically only uses it to get people to buy stuff. He also discusses the social media generation, and how everyone nowadays has to live every moment through the lens of Twitter. Check out what he means as he extrapolates that concept to the second coming –
He’s not lying about his Twitter presence. If you check it out (@louisck), you’ll find that he truly does not follow a single person, but has almost 715,000 followers himself. He’s not too prolific on the service, sometimes going a week or so between tweets. And he does use it mostly to promote shows and products.
Well, except for a couple of notable exceptions like the epic rant against Sarah Palin that he tweeted whilst drunk on an airplane – or when he used to service to defend the rights of comedians to say whatever they want, without fear of “offending” everyone.
Despite his lack of affinity for Twitter, Louis C.K. is embracing the internet in one notable way. He just announced that his next comedy special will not be released through cable, or Netflix – but straight to the people, streaming from his website.
http://t.co/wI7HPCFs to stream or download, WORLDWIDE for $5. starts 12/10/11. ants.My new standup special will only be on
“Why should I go through a cable network when I can just give it directly to the people who want to see it? It’s so much easier, and it’s an interesting experiment,” he told the New York Times.
And it’s not all technology that Louis C.K is against, as you can see from his amazing breakdown of people’s lack of appreciation for the miracle of flight:
What do you think? Does he have a point? Have we gotten to a point where too much or our lives is lived through the lens of social media? Has it become more important to tweet or Facebook post about an event, rather than just witnessing it? Let us know what you think in the comments.