As some of you know I am spending a lot less time on Twitter these days but it hasn’t stopped me noticing someone (not naming names) on my tweetstteam is becoming FAR less tolerant of things lately.
I feel it’s reflecting the more general right wing and intolerant the country is becoming as a whole.
I’m a little stunned as they used to appear to be a rather laid back creature in the past, would have the odd angry outburst but otherwise seemed rather genial. But in the last few weeks they now seem to intolerate anything or anyone that slightly deviates from the norm. Perhaps they have taken up Daily Mail readership? Perhaps they’ve been swayed by their local Tory MP?
I’m worried as I see us having less and less in common and wonder if I should still follow them.
I had a similar dilemma with another Tweeter who I stopped following. They were very nice in other ways except for being extremely ‘fattist’ – something which I couldn’t help but take offence to. At first, I excepted it was their opinion and they were entitled to it but then there was one Tweet of ‘fat bashing’ that just went too far and I had enough!
I think this latest ‘Twatter’ may end up the same way (ie: dumped). I can’t be doing with constant angry tweets putting the world to rights.
My brother’s favourite adage fits. If you have nothing good to say, say nothing.