Twitter Troubles #3 – Twitter Influencers

I’m going to start by saying this, I don’t think a lot of people are going to like this. But, please read it first, think about it and then make a comment. I am speaking from my personal experience, because of how myself and another friend were treated. I have now un-followed a lot of people who I would consider to be a “twitter influencer”.

What I mean personally, by a “twitter influencers” Is not necessarily a particular celebrity, but more someone whose made some kind of impact via Twitter. Rather than a singer, actor, reality tv show. Exactly like an Instagram influencer, but on Twitter,lol.

I am sure that I have written about my incident with a twitter influencer before. Too break it down, a friend of mine and I got into a argument with an “Liberal” on Twitter. You may have even heard of her. “Ohnoshetwint”? Anyway, for some unknown reason, she got really angry at us when we suggested, that in mean time, until voting happens. Too actually get out there. I even said to her “Can you imagine how amazing it would be if you could go to a Trump and drown out his hate speech out?” We got called all sorts of names, like incompetent “little bitch”. No idea WHY she got angry. She then got her followers to gang up on us. Just to find out that she’s going around saying how great it was all those people booing Trump…You know, like we had suggested she do?

After this incident, where she blocked us as well *rolls eyes* I guess the truth hurts sometimes. I’ve got like 900 followers and my friend has about 500 at the time. I have unfollowed a LOT of people.

I started to have “standards” so to speak.

  1. I find it funny when Trump supporters get offended by swearing and I do love it when people tell them to “F Off”. But when it’s someone’s ONLY response? Come on, we got to do better than that.
  2. If you’re “Don’t Vote Blue No Matter Who” supporter. Yes, do indeed vote blue no matter who. They’re not all prefect, but they are better than Trump! Remember people, the crazies are dedicated! They WILL show up.
  3. As above, if I can’t tell if you’re a Trump supporter or a purely “Bernie, Warren, Harris, Biden, Yang, Gabbard” ‘dedicated’ supporter, I’m probably going to unfollow you.

Twitter Troubles #3

I had an interesting conservation on Twitter the other day. It all had to do with the climate change strikes. However this was one was based a group of strikers dancing. An “artist” (if you follow me on Twitter who would have seen my confusion). said and I quotes “Are they saving the planet yet, or is this just for their ego?” Lots of people agreed with this “artist”. I was confused for a couple of reasons.

  1. How does an “artist” not understand how protesting, movements and inspiration even works?
  2. Funny how they talked about “ego, when they clearly assume that the protests are to “appease” someone like him. Rather than trying to get Government and big Business to listen.
  3. I got even more confused when they posted a picture of people at protest and asked “Do they even understand”. I can’t actually answer, because I don’t know those people? So I informed him, again, that they’re not trying to appeal to the individual necessarily, that it’s about bringing attention the Government and big business. Not the individual.
  4. So I told him it’s his responsibility to look into it, because they’re not doing it for him.

Twitter Troubles #2

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Dear Twitter, constant swearing is not “sass”.

At first I was laughing along with the people who would swear to make Trump supporters swear, but now it’s just not funny. I follow a lot of people who are anti-trump. The biggest reason I used to follow them was because of their sass. Once though they realised swears, for some reason, offended Trump supporters (despite Trump swearing himself) Then they couldn’t stop themselves, and it’s gotten…well boring to be honest.

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I’m going to write/talk about my situations on Twitter. God knows, how toxic it is on there!lol…See if I’m being silly or overreacting, or perhaps you can even help me understand?

This happened a few days, probably a week or so before the climate strikes. Basically I USED to follow a Twitter account, right up until they become derogatory and demeaning just because we made a suggestion to do more than Tweet? We said if they really wanted to make a impact, get out and protest. Like Kapernick, like Greta etc. I didn’t expect the violtile that came with making that suggestion. One guy I was standing up for was called a “little bitch” just because he made the suggestion to do more than tweet. I was called incompetent for not being able to “vote and tweet” at the same time, even though that’s not what we were saying…At all? (I also can do this).

This “person” also decided to send her followers to attack us…Why? It was ODD. This was by a supposed “Leftie” and Liberal. All we were saying was if you don’t like how it’s going, be proactive. Like Moms Demand, like Kapernick, like Greta Thumberg. Against all these odds, they are actually changing things. Wouldn’t they feel better for it?

I truly do not understand why they took it so personally, I’ve seen less of an emotional reaction from Trump supporters. There was no way I could keep following this person and I most certainly do not have any respect for them.

Basically it made them sound like they are the ones who can’t tweet and vote. It wasn’t just that it was that they “spoke” and tried to get people to gang up on us. Which has never been a way to change my mind. They were also derogatory over a simple suggestion? Not even a horrible suggestion at that! Who wouldn’t want to be immortalise for helping the planet?

It also showed how easily led people can be on Twitter as well, especially if you have a massive ego. This person started to delete comments when other people started to agree with us. But it was also the surprise that people were liking her derogatory comments, despite no proof of what she said? We were literally saying to do MORE and we were the incompetent ones…Because we can do more than them? It was bizarre!lol

I’ll just finish off by saying don’t make suggestions to “The Volatile Mermaid” she doesn’t actually want to know,lol…She’s definitely Volatile, but no Disney Mermaid in her whatsoever!

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A most excellent Twitter thread!

I highly implore everyone to read this twitter Thread!

This thread is totally…

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Saying Goodbye

This weekend (and today) brings about the end to World Mental Health Week and what a marvellous week it has been! Sharing and caring people…Just sharing and caring! ❤

At the moment this post is being posted I am also with other women and we are #womenboycotttwitter after Rose McGowan was temporarily banned from Twitter after talking about her disgust over the whole Harvey Weinstein debacle.  Now it may seem a little weird to “go silent” on Twitter after Rose was made silent. However I get it, the less people on Twitter the less people seeing the ads that pay for Twitter to exist. Apparently it was supposed to be on Friday, but I’m not sure too many people thought of the time differences. I feel like a whole weekend would have been better, but it’s better than nothing!

Edmund Burke

 

Sometimes you just gotta retweet

This was a tweet about the whole Brangelina situation. I think though a lot of people should read these words very carefully. It does relate to so much. Sometimes when I am very down I love hugging my dog and gaining strength from her ❤

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One of my triggers was set off a few days ago…and I am so over it! It all started when I saw this Twitter post by Emily Ratajkowski and you would think by now I would have learnt by now to NOT read the comments.

https://twitter.com/emrata/status/775455798487023616

I could not control myself! I kind of lost it with one commenter and I swear this is what they posted:

“You’re a pathetic Kardashian wannabe, . Couldn’t pick a classier role model to follow? Feminism has nothing to do with being a slut.”

First of all, I cannot STAND women who do that to another women. What we wear has nothing to do with us being a slut or not, I also really just hate that word in general. It sure as hell does not mean someone is less of a feminist because of their clothing. However, calling another woman a “slut” for what she wears, is NOT feminism and gives the rest of us a bad name.

I don’t understand how someone can call themselves a feminist and in the same 140 characters, call another a woman a slut? I posted the apparent “offending” dress which a lot of people decided was inappropriate? I don’t think that it’s any shocking than anything else I’ve ever seen before.

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Also from my own personal point of view, Feminism IS about “being a slut” Being a feminist to me, is about being equal to men, which includes women being able to sleep with whoever they want, wear whatever they want, WITHOUT being persecuted. Isn’t that kind of the point?

Hands off the Elephants!

I don’t normally post on the weekend, but I thought that some of you may be interested in this event.

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If you have a Twitter account, or please encourage friends that have Twitter accounts. Please look for tweets #WorthMoreAlive and please look for the accounts: Wildlife Direct (Twitter) and Wildlife Direct (Webpage)

#LightaFire, #Tweet4Elephants…

There is always HopeLine

Continuing with my theme of “Love” this week, I introduce you all to I’m Alive (Twitter) and Random Acts Org (Twitter) and their theme for the week…

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Look up the hashtag #ThereIsAlwaysMe. The idea is for the next week, in random places, leave inspiring notes for friends and strangers, randomly. I’m planning on doing it myself, please join me!