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Thu Dec 10, 2015, 12:16 AM

 

I think I'm going to stop using twitter. I barely use it now

I've noticed it gets really nasty there. Instead of arguing points, I get nasty comments about my weight, my appearance or my wife who isn't an American citizen.

There's a reason I call Twitter users twits. It's as bad there as it is as Discussionist.

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Reply I think I'm going to stop using twitter. I barely use it now (Original post)
Feeling the Bern Dec 2015 OP
Marie Marie Dec 2015 #1
ErikJ Dec 2015 #2
951-Riverside Dec 2015 #3
Warpy Dec 2015 #4
yuiyoshida Dec 2015 #5
bemildred Dec 2015 #6
Tipperary Dec 2015 #7
Feeling the Bern Dec 2015 #8
cwydro Dec 2015 #10
Feeling the Bern Dec 2015 #11
eridani Dec 2015 #9

Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Thu Dec 10, 2015, 12:22 AM

1. Life is too short to put up with

unnecessary abuse. I'm so sorry that you have had to be a target for cyber bullies.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Thu Dec 10, 2015, 12:24 AM

2. Dont post your picture

 

I just use the egg-head thing or people use their dog or whatever.
I opened a new acct becuz I had 100's of followers which I thought I had to follow back. Now I just follow the politicians and pundits of both parties and political news outlets so I only get important posts on home page. A lot nicer.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Thu Dec 10, 2015, 12:26 AM

3. Social media is a dump.

 

I would never dream of trying to argue a point with anyone on platforms like youtube, facebook and twitter.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Thu Dec 10, 2015, 12:30 AM

4. Yeah, too many people think they're witty

when they're only halfway there.

The only time I access it is during major news events, especially offshore. I think I've made 4 posts there since it's been there.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Thu Dec 10, 2015, 02:30 AM

5. I have never gotten Negative messages...

That's cause you can add those who want to add you, and most do it cause they find you interesting, not because you support someone they hate. You can block people or simply mute them too, if you wish. I have gained a lot of followers and the ones who don't care what I have to say will unfollow if they wish. Unfollowers will not send you nasty comments because they know its a waste of time, or they will be reported, or blocked.

The whole reason I left FB because I got tired of the fact anyone could just post a racist remark to my account, anytime they felt like it. That doesn't happen much on twitter, and if it did, again block them, or report abuse.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Thu Dec 10, 2015, 03:26 AM

6. A stupid idea badly carried out, that's twitter.

But boy did they market the heck out of it.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Thu Dec 10, 2015, 03:57 AM

7. I have never used twitter.

 

How the hell do these people know your weight or your wife's nationality?

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Response to Tipperary (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 10, 2015, 04:30 AM

8. My avatar is us together in Thailand on the bed as the sunset over the Andaman Sea

 

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 10, 2015, 05:34 AM

10. Hell, I don't even have my picture in my profile on Facebook.

The internet is a scary place.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 10, 2015, 05:41 AM

11. Because I live overseas and they can't find me. :)

 

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Thu Dec 10, 2015, 04:50 AM

9. Why would anyone use Twitter for personal communication?

I use it to get tips on information that I otherwise might miss.

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