The Last Song star, 17, says the Web is “kind of lame” and is happy with her decision last fall to ditch her Twitter account.
“I was kind of tired of telling everyone what I’m doing,” Cyrus says in an interview with Movieline. “I hate when I read things and celebrities are complaining, like, ‘I have no personal life.’ I’m like, well, that’s because you write everything that you’re doing.”
Cyrus — who quit Twitter at the request of beau and Last Song costar Liam Hemsworth, in October — says that while she was posting dozens of messages a day, she was “sad” about having “no real, normal life.” She says she was also annoyed that everyone knew what she was doing.
“I’m like, well, that’s my own fault because I’m telling everyone,” she says. “Everything I’m saying is not really going with what I’m putting on the Internet.”
Although she says she is “a little bit more social” and has “a lot more real friends” now that she’s not stuck Twittering, she still can’t avoid it entirely.
“I hang out with my friends and they’re so busy taking pictures of what they’re doing and putting them on Facebook that they’re not really enjoying what they’re doing,” she complains. “You’re going to look back and have a million pictures, but you’re not going to be in any of them. Because you’re not having fun, you’re too busy clicking away. So I think, just enjoy the moment you’re in, and stop telling people about it. Just enjoy it.”
Her advice for teens who are hooked on social networking sites?
“I’m telling kids, ‘Don’t go on the Internet,’” she says. “It’s dangerous, it’s not fun, it wastes your life. And you should be outside playing sports or something.”