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Sunday, June 26, 2011

WEEKEND COOLERS: Being A Twit: A Socially Irritable Tale!

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Rajiv Makhni, Hindustan Times / June 25, 2011.

It has changed the world; it has creatively challenged every form of media; it dispenses news and information faster than any other media; it has been the backbone of revolutions and social change across the world; it has spawned a new culture; it is a great leveller; it has bridged the gap betw een celebrities and fans; it’s... well, it’s a long list of greats. Yet, with all this jaw dropping stuff that the 140 character revolution has archived, Twitter does have some truly gut-wrenching irritants.

Let’s start from the basics. The abuse of Twitter by people who  use it in ways no other human can endure.

To the Forever Status Updater: Do we really need to know when you got up, what you’re feeling every 10 minutes, your goal for the day,...........................................

To the New Crap Language Inventor: Yes, Twitter restricts you to 140 characters and yes, it is sometimes tough to express yourself in that many words.........

To the #Hashtag Army: Agreed, hash-tags are a powerful way of making something trend, to get people unified on a  single topic,..............................................

To the Blow Your own Trumpeteer: Come on, it’s Twitter, not a job application or a CV depository. Could you tone down your digital profile to earth-terms............

To the One-Way Celebrity:We know it feels good, we know it’s a ratification of your power and your fan base and we know that .............................................................

To the Social Media Guru: Look, you may be a consultant to the top companies, you may be God in front of your little band of four people at home and...................

A very incisive & witty analysis of some of the very activists @ Twitter.

Thanks for DiliptheCherian for the link!


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