Robin Williams: Social media is weird

Robin Williams

Robin Williams thinks social media “kills conversation”.

The 52-year-old comedic actor is active on Twitter but he still has a few reservations about using the micro-blogging website.

The star claims putting his life out there for the world to view on the internet can be unsettling.

“It’s weird today,” he told Parade magazine.

“There are YouTube videos on a daily basis of assassinations, suicide bombers…. You’re inundated with images that are so brutal, and it has a numbing effect. The shock wears off.

“Tweets? That stuff kills conversation. And people taking pictures with their phone or recording you, sometimes surreptitiously, is creepy. They come up and just start talking to you, and you can see the red light on their phone.”

Robin is more comfortable with using pen and paper to communicate.

The Academy Award-winning actor says scribbling his thoughts in notebooks enhances his creative process.

“I write on big yellow legal pads – ideas in outline form when I’m doing stand-up and stuff,” he shared.

“It’s vivid that way. I can’t type it into an iPad – I think that would put a filter into the process. You have to access things that normally you wouldn’t. It’s almost post-orgasmic. You come out of it drained, going, ‘Whoa! What was that?’ When you really hit it you surprise yourself, and sometimes others.”

Robin will next be seen in comedy drama The Angriest Man In Brooklyn opposite James Earl Jones and Mila Kunis, which is due for release later this year.

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