Then came along social media. We had our Facebook profiles, but then it became a feed. It was no longer someone else's profile, it became MY feed. So if someone posted something I disagree with on another person's post, all of their friends could see my comment. And once it ended up for a headache for the person, who obviously couldn't 'pick sides'. 12 hours later, I sent that person a private message and apologized for overstepping my comments outside of my own posts and into hers.
Now there is Twitter. I like Twitter, but it came be a hostile place where there is no conversation and throwing slurs back and forth. People may retweet your posting/link in agreement of an idea, and an hour later you have some random guy calling you a troll.
There are no parameters.
Culture Wars: It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt -Elizabeth Scalia
I have reveled in the fast-paced give-and-take of the internet for many years, but increasingly, no one is listening to anyone. There is no more give-and-take, there is only take-and-shove-downJust earlier this week, I was commenting on internet personality Tyler Oakley,
Recently a member of One Direction tweeted that he was a fan of Duck Dynasty, and Oakley in a very public way on Twitter stated he wasn't even open to have a discussion with others who may have a difference of opinion.For Lent, I'm going to pick up the phone/visit face to face and talk and listen to people more.
He also told his fans that if someone you know on Facebook like Chick-fil-a, that you should unfriend them. He makes his fans choose. If anything crosses Oakley, he uses his popularity to isolate and destroy others that idea instead of having a discussion about it.
That's not a friend, that's someone who wants to control you and shame you in public. Friends don't do that.
If Tyler and Liam really were friends, Oakley wouldn't go on Twitter. Instead a friend would pick up the phone and speak directly about their differences. Apparently everything is settled, but something that could of been settled without the misrepresentations online.