It might just be me. I grew a bit older, so maybe my tolerance level is fading. I feel I’m slowly turning into a Jeremy Clarkson of social media: as he phrases it so nicely himself: I’m turning into a grumpy old man, a Social Media Troll.
TrueTwit and other validation systems are driving me bananas for instance. It’s perfectly ok for you to check me out before following me, but do not expect me to click on a nitwit automated system. And… what is up with these protected tweets. I thought Social Networks where about being social. So you want to be open and caring, and sharing, but on invitation only? That’s fine. Use mail. Set up a club. Go away. Using protected tweets puts you in the ridiculous position of being the only dressed one on a nudist beach. If you want to read what others say, show your thoughts to the world? What makes me grinding my teeth is when a “protected tweeter” follows me, and I try to return the courtesy… grrr.
And sharing content from others, without giving credit where due? Duh? Where are your manners? To me, it’s a creepy form of intellectual stealing. Unfortunately, it happens all the time.
Before my raising blood pressure dives into the dangerous red, one last one: Twitter snobbism. It drives me nuts, gives me the raging bimbam. I talked with a Twittering politician earlier this week, asking him why he did not follow 98 % of his followers. “I do not have to”, he said: “I use Twitter as a broadcast medium”. I certainly hope that his followers will return his favor, and will massively un-follow. It’s a bit difficult “broadcasting” when no one is listening.
It’s even #more #difficult #“broadcasting” #when #you #put #a #hashtag #before #every #single #word Or You Just Decide To Start Every Screaming Word With A Capital Letter OR EVEN WORSE YOU ARE SCREAMING ALL THE TIME. I’ve had it a bit.
From now on, there will be no mercy. Quarter asked, nor given. No manners and I’ll un-follow you into sweet oblivion, erasing all your pitiful existence out of my digital life. I know you will not care. But I will feel better.