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JCC Why does twitter suck so much ?

Discussion in 'Community' started by 3sm1r, Dec 9, 2021.

  1. 3sm1r

    3sm1r Force Ghost star 6

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    Being very online can be stressful in general. Yet twitter seems to be somehow unique in its awfulness.

    I follow popular people who seem kind of normal in other formats, then on Twitter I often see them obsessively posting painfully dumb takes.

    What's the magic behind this ?
     
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  2. AutumnLight91

    AutumnLight91 Jedi Master star 4

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    Because its Twitter
     
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  3. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Chosen One star 7

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    Twitter was designed in a fashion that very deliberately removes nuance and context. It's not a surprise it's a perpetual dumpster fire.
     
  4. tom

    tom Chosen One star 8

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    when i was last on twitter (six-ish years ago?) i actually had my feed pretty much dialed so it was mostly enjoyable. my problem was i couldn't resist clicking on tweets and reading the comments, eventually crushing whatever hope i had left for humanity.
     
  5. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    I only signed up last year because I was bored staying at home 24/7 but now I can't stop. Must. Have. Dopamine.
     
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  6. Thena

    Thena Chosen One star 7

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    Whatever floats your boat, man ;)
     
  7. heels1785

    heels1785 Skywalker Saga/JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    anonymity
     
  8. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Is this post from c. 2005? :p
     
  9. Thena

    Thena Chosen One star 7

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    For the majority, probably yes. But many also use their real names.
     
  10. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk JCC Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Sorry to hear it still sucks. I really hoped upping the character count to 280 would lead to complete coherent thoughts.
     
  11. CairnsTony

    CairnsTony Force Ghost star 5

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    Sometimes it does. But just as often it doesn't.

    Obviously, you wouldn't follow anyone -or you'd stop following anyone- who talks crap, but it's the comments below that sometimes make you question your sanity.
     
  12. Glitterstimm

    Glitterstimm Force Ghost star 5

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    It's designed to be addictive like a slot machine or video game. And almost the entire American media class is hooked on it lol
     
  13. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Force Ghost star 7

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    Anonymity and a small amount of words, which incentivizes dumb snark.
     
  14. AutumnLight91

    AutumnLight91 Jedi Master star 4

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    The good things I've seen of Twitter:

    -- is you can have direct access to people reporting things as they happen. Like there was a robbery in Kennesaw once, and I got on there and a guy was saying what was going on.
    -- you can contact others in means of an emergency. Like during the snowmeggedon years back, everyone was stuck on the roads so the cell towers were overloaded and you couldn't call out. So the police and others said use that or other social media to contact them as that worked.
    - artists can get an audience with their work. They can actually make a living selling their drawings and etc.


    Cons

    --allows nudity
    --anyone can post any of their thoughts
    --if you disagree with a topic, ie you're a conservative, you get banned for not towing the line
    --people join a Twitter mob and try to cancel you over the silliest of things
     
  15. Glitterstimm

    Glitterstimm Force Ghost star 5

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    This was an interesting explanation I saw for why media people seem to be so addicted to Twitter and its intersection with "cancel culture":
     
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  16. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Chosen One star 7

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    Not only are the first two 'pro' more than they are 'con', your third con contradicts your second con.
     
  17. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

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    L + ratio + you fell off
     
  18. Bacon164

    Bacon164 Chosen One star 7

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    what exactly is wrong with the human form? you're not even talking about porn here, just nudity. or are they synonymous?
     
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  19. a star war

    a star war Force Ghost star 5

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    you're just mad you don't have a blue check
     
  20. ReyPrescott

    ReyPrescott Jedi Master star 3

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    anonymity.
     
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  21. 3sm1r

    3sm1r Force Ghost star 6

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    I'm not sure about the anonymity argument, because my feeling is that even well known celebrities often come off as unbearable on twitter specifically.
     
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  22. ReyPrescott

    ReyPrescott Jedi Master star 3

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    well, 98% of the time celebs know they wont be banned and lets be real any actual controversy will be forgotten the next week esp with ones who have mega fans jumping anyone who critiques them.
     
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  23. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Anonymity being the cause of online toxicity was common wisdom in the 2000s when social media consisted of places like MySpace and Facebook was more exclusive. Then we got over a decade of people signing up to Facebook and posting the most vile and stupid **** under their real names. It's not anonymity.
     
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  24. ReyPrescott

    ReyPrescott Jedi Master star 3

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    I remember a dude posting actual racist **** (N word included) towards someone on twitter over BLM and thus twitter finding his linkedin.. which included his job :), guy had the same pfp across like 3 different socials, full name and location.

    I never use my real name, pic or city...just country or state..
     
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  25. Dark Ferus

    Dark Ferus Chosen One star 7

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    The hope of being acknowledged by famous people that I want to someday be acknowledged by
     
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