….or so I thought.
Lately I have noticed that Twitter has started to become a little like some of the bad parts of High School.
Bullying occurs more frequently on Twitter and one campaign led people to delete their accounts to try and remove themselves from the situation. Then the bully would focus in on another tweep and try and engage all their followers into the fray. Just let it go!
Creation fake accounts to be devious and try and trick people into believing falsehoods or half-truths.
Then there are the debates that start with a bit of fire and end in personal slinging matches.
Predatory men (and possibly some women) sending people completely inappropriate messages while maintaining a seemingly ‘devout’ public persona.
I am over the self-professed social media guru’s. Seriously, there are so many people on Twitter that are actually experts in their field i.e. IT programmers, website developers, photographers, chefs, marketing, advertising, PR, nurses, doctors, diving instructors, massage therapists, mum’s and dad’s etc. On a daily basis they continue to wow their customers and peers without having to have ‘guru’ in their bios.
Seriously, at 35 years old I thought that I had left high school behind, but it would appear not.
Disclaimer: for me the good parts of twitter still FAR outweigh the bad parts. I love the people that I have met and the things that I have learnt. I am still glad that I joined twitter, as my life has been enriched by it.