James Franco quits Twitter, says social media is over
James Franco has bemoaned social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, claiming that the fad is “over”.
The 127 Hours actor told Politico that he feels too much time is wasted on the sites and insisted that the trend will no longer be relevant in a few years’ time.
“Social media is over. Still up there. Going down. You heard it here first,” he said.
“If you want to write, make the time. We all have an hour or two a day that can be used for surfing Facebook or writing. No one is going to beg any new writer to write.”
He also admitted to being frustrated by the responses received about his own Twitter account, which he launched earlier this year to promote his stint as co-host of the 2011 Academy Awards, adding: “My thought was, ‘This is my Twitter. I can do whatever I want’. But certain companies I work with contacted me about what I was saying.”