Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The dangers of Twitter
Next, Twitter has been dangerous because I enter EVERY contest that's offered! Of course to do so one must Tweet the offer, hence, more time on Twitter! Kind of circular, right? Another way that Twitter has become addictive is when someone re-Tweets me. Especially if it's an author. OMG, I just love that! But I can tell you, my family is getting a bit tired of me telling them when and which of my Tweets get re-Tweeted, and by whom. I feel like I am getting a bit boring in my dinner-time conversation when everything evolves around Twitter: which books I found/bought, who re-Tweeted me, what cool pictures I saw, etcetera, etcetera!
On a more serious note, some students have recently caused a stir in the district with their inane Tweets about fights, sex, and bullying. What's worse is their innate ability to get disgusted by adults, teachers and administrators, for caring what they Tweet. It is so hard for teenagers to see past today into their future 5, 10 years down the road, but with Twitter's popularity and usefulness, those inane Tweets could really haunt them when they try to get into college, get a job, or even start a healthy relationship.
Such are the dangers of Twitter. It is so easy to say what we want, see whatever others are saying, and goodness knows, be persuaded to purchase items we don't need but sure do want! So beware. Twitter has been fun, but I think it's time for me to cut back a bit.
Posted by leaderofreaders