Social Media, Pt. 2

Limited Twitter quantity should not limit Twitter quality.

Perhaps you can relate to this. I have noticed that people tweet like 10 years old, even if they are double, triple or quadruple that age. I understand that there is a character limit, and I can forgive changing "be" to "b" or "to" to "2" in an effort to complete a thought in one tweet. However, throwing all communication skills and reasoning out the window is not acceptable. 

Here is a situation that I had a couple of days ago:

Someone had commented on whether or not V-neck t-shirts were in. I responded with: "V-necks are so in...thanks or no thanks to Jersey Shore". Obviously, I meant it as a joke and I in no way said I am either for or against Jersey Shore. But that didn't prevent me from having to endure the following conversation over Twitter. The conversation did not take place with the person who I originally tweeted, but rather with some rando. (Note: The conversation was a couple of days ago, so I couldn't bring up the verbatim conversation, but this is pretty close.)

Rando: Jersey Shore blows

Me: I agree

R: V-necks were popular before Jersey Shore

Me: Yes, they were, but they really became popular when the Jersey Shore guys started wearing them

R: The people on Jersey Shore are stupid

M: Agreed

R: I was wearing v-necks long before Jersey Shore. They have been big for a long time.

M: I think in some parts they may have been big, but it got big everywhere after Jersey Shore

R: People who wear v-necks because Jersey Shore people do are stupid

M: Yeah, the Jersey Shore people are fake right down to the spray tan...LOL

R: There is nothing cool about Jersey Shore

At this point, I just stopped responding as the conversation was clearly going nowhere. I felt like I was talking to a 10 year old who thought it would be cool to talk to and debate with an adult, especially considering the repeated use of "stupid" and no reasoning or support for their stance. Imagine my surprise when I found out it was an adult. 

Has the limited quantity of characters imposed on us by Twitter led to limited quality of speech? Granted, its not the best place to have a debate anyways, but there's nothing preventing someone from throwing in a "..." and finishing the thought in a second tweet. I think some people do feel limited, or maybe I'm just giving them the benefit of the doubt. Maybe, they are just "stupid".

Western Wednesday:
Kristin Chenoweth is just such a doll. She was amaze-balls on Live With Regis and Kelly this morning. She reminds me of myself...if I was 5 inches shorter, 30 lbs. lighter and could sing. 


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