Twitter Mania Has Got to Stop - Columns by PC Magazine. I still remember my first CB Radio. It was very cool to be going down the highway, saying "Breaker 19" every minute or so. Then, spending time tweaking the dials so that I could hear words above the static. Then, hearing other drivers say "RadioCheck", and then hearing an occasional trucker yell at us to get off the damn band, so they could do real work. What a hoot. Well, CB was popular for a while, and then it got old. Too many dilettantes wasting time on planet earth. Is Twitter a new CB paradigm? It can be used for really useful things, like professional contact building, and emergency communication. However, all of the flakes who are tweeting about their favorite celebrity crisis are going to ruin it. The beancounters are saying that Tweeters are falling off the bus at a 70% clip. I think most of us got on the bus, but don't say much.