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Friday, April 5, 2019
I don’t get Twitter. Why does anyone follow a Kardashian, or a Trump?
If someone famous has anything worth reading, it will be in the news, why bother to follow? If you follow a movie star, how many people do you follow? If people read every tweet from everyone they follow, do they have time to do anything else?
Please do not try to explain it to me, I really don’t care. If you like Twitter, have at it. Apparently, the newest thing is Instagram anyway. Don’t explain that to me either.
My real reason for talking about Twitter is the ridiculous way the news uses Twitter.
I recently read a story where McDonalds in Australia advertised a McPickleburger as an April Fools joke. The news claimed that Twitter exploded with people who wanted a McPickleburger and were pissed when it turned out to be a joke.
Paleeze! Twitter is not an accurate poll of how people really feel. If the people who tweet opinions on a McPickleburger are anything like the people who comment on news stories, these are not normal people. They are lonely angry people who have no friends so they turn to the internet to feel like anyone gives a flying poop about what they think. Unfortunately, the media, grasping for stories often does give these basement dwellers a voice.
When any famous person makes a statement of any kind on any subject, the statement will be tweeted on.
This is how the media reports on it:
Charlie Smoot, CEO of “FRIZ THIS” just tweeted, “Our new Frizbee is ‘The Bomb’!” Twitter exploded with comments that the tweet was in poor taste:
BasementBob99 to SmootFriz1 “OMG dude this is sooo offensive.”
IMAFENDED202 to SmootFriz1 “The bomb? Really, my uncle was killed by a bomb!”
JACKAS12 to SmootFriz1 “I will never buy another Frizbee from your company…BOMB THAT!”
Smoot deleted the Tweet minutes after it was posted, but it was too late.
There were some people did not find the tweet offensive:
Unemployed77 to SmootFriz1 “I like your Frizbee, bomb or not, LOL.”
Who are these people? Why does the media care?
Maybe it is because they don’t have to take polls on their own or interview real people, they just go on Twitter and cherry pick tweets that will fit their agenda.
My suggestion…STOP WITH THE TWEETS!!
RT - Yes, I know the President tweets all the time, and yes, I know that some of you hate the President…that has nothing to do with this post! If you have a political point to make, tweet it. I don’t care one way or the other.