Don't get me wrong.
There are people who use it to keep in touch genuinely, and in commerce it's used almost as a viral way of getting products out there (increasingly unfortunately).
I just hate the way that the whole world and his brother feel they MUST be a part of it in case they are missing out on something, when they really aren't.
Facebook (which some of my Sisters keep nagging me to join) is the lesser of the evils IMO, because it does tend to be used by families and friends, but I'll never join.
They can contact me via text, video text, skype, Email, phone me or even come and see me,
That's more than enough.
But it's Twitter that really gets up my back.
I have a lot of favourite bands, TV shows that I like, love the Chris Moyles Show team (who are always on about Twitter), but I don't want to know what they've had for dinner or when they last wiped their arse.
I'm probably the biggest Manics fan there is, but I've probably only visited their website 2 or 3 times in a decade.
As someone said recently, there is such a thing as "Too much technology".
I fear we're making a world of Zombies!
Anyone see the Bruce Willis film Surrogates
EDIT: I notice you also mention YouTube.
Apart from the increasing number of kids posting nonsense in the comments area (see one of my posts in another thread on this, and then check out that particular link to see exactly what I mean), I just can't fault YouTube for what it offers.
When you've got 5 minutes to spare, it's a great way to waste an hour.