Jerry Seinfeld takes dig at Twitter and Facebook

New York: Jerry Seinfeld’s long-awaited return to stand-up saw the comedian harshly criticising Twitter and Facebook at the Beacon Theater on Thursday.

“Facebook is one of the great trash receptacles of human time. Of course when you are young and dumb you think people are great . . .” the New York Post quoted him as saying.

“When you are 50, your first thought is the fewer people you have anything to do with, the better. Then there’s lawyers and Mace and cease-and-desist letters,” he said.

On the topic of Twitter, the comic espoused, “Why say a lot of things to everybody when I can say absolutely nothing to anybody? . . . Twitter of course was based on a bird, the logo is a bird and the bird was first to tweet.”

“Why should they be the only ones dropping a series of small daily turds on the world — we can do it, too! A turd in 140 characters or less,” he said.