I am becoming truly disillusioned with Twitter. It just feels like it’s all full of hate at the moment. It’s starting to have that mob mentality that I really don’t like about social networks.
People REALLY think they can say what they like on there. Be blatantly rude to people, downright insulting actually. Then there are those that ENDLESSLY spoil other people’s enjoyment of TV programmes by giving away spoilers to them.
I used to enjoy participating in a hashtag tweetalong to the BBC Four, three in four weekly airings of, old Top of the Pops episodes, last year from 1976 and now this year from 1977. The programmes are 35 years old – I’m not really spoiling anyone’s viewing pleasure by tweeting about it.
Others don’t appear this mindful of other people and tweet about brand new episodes of things as they go to air (‘live’ as it were) assuming all others interested in seeing it are watching it there and then.
There are the spammers as well that can infiltrate your space whether your account is private or not. Even those with private accounts can be sent messages from people who are not following them. A stupid loophole really.
The endless bitching and hate gets to me. Just in recent days, the snide remarks over Whitney Houston’s death, a backlash of Adele’s success at the Grammy awards, people being millitantly anti Valentine’s Day (okay, we get you hate it! Stop going on about it!), and then tonight the return to Channel 4 of the series My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. Yes let’s ‘laugh at those stupid pikey’s’ (NOT my words) shall we? What great fun it is.
Twitter used to be nice.
I’ve grown weary, and so, I may just spend some more time here in my own company. And those of you who stumble across this and read my blog are welcome 🙂