Twitter is great, but some people do not need the ability to broadcast their every thought in real-time. As much as this service has proven helpful and useful to millions, it is a hater hotbed and the birthplace of many an unfunny one-liner. The reason I feel compelled to talk about this topic is because the same pattern emerges just about any time someone does anything of note:
- Some sh*t happens.
- Someone with a good amount of followers tweets a snide comment that was anything from mildly amusing, to completely hilarious.
- 100,000 other people make futile efforts to tweet something funnier than the original tweet, and fail miserably.
- 20,000 more tweet some genuine, over the top, Grade-A asshole sh*t for shock value in order to stand out in what’s become somewhat of a gang mentality amongst extra-regular ass people behind keyboards.
- 15,000 more call for the subject of the tweet to be arrested, fired, blacklisted or have a scarlet letter permanently emblazoned on their forehead. Basically, they hope and wish for someone to be ruined.
- Normal people get sick of seeing the subject of the tweet being mentioned, and end up logging off in disgust.
Last week, it was Anthony Weiner. This week, LeBron James is the target of Twitter wrath. By no means am I saying that these guys don’t deserve to be the subject of a few jokes, because well, I’ve poked fun at both of them over here before; It’s just like I said: a few jokes will suffice. No need for overkill, which is what Twitter finds a way to turn any topic into once it’s piqued the interest of the general public.
I guess I should be aiming this rant more in the direction of “It’s human nature to be an attention whore” instead of blaming Twitter itself. The service is there for whatever you choose to use it for. Also, the folks that I follow actually have interesting and amusing things to say…Most of the time. I don’t have a problem with them.
It’s while clicking on a trending topic to see why it’s trending, when I encounter the digital diarrhea a great deal of people commit to type out without first thinking to themselves “Is this intelligent or original? AT ALL?” I guess I should leave the trending topic links alone…but f*ck that! I’m nosy! I like to know what’s going on in the world. Therefore, I accept the fact that I’ll occasionally have to filter through some ass-clown comments in order to find out why certain people or things are trending.
I’ll accept it, but I don’t have to like it!
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