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    Quote Originally Posted by you View Post
    Wednesday was the proverbial straw.
    TRIGGER WARNING -> this link (from HuffPo Entertainment section) contains a shocking list of fatuous celebrities tweeting last Wednesday ... http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entr...b0b22b0d19d99c
    words fail...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sufi View Post
    TRIGGER WARNING -> this link (from HuffPo Entertainment section) contains a shocking list of fatuous celebrities tweeting last Wednesday ... http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entr...b0b22b0d19d99c
    words fail...
    ... ugh, another one of my pet hates is the Trigger Warning tide...

    Yes, these schlebs know how to work don't they... Emoji's and #Westminster tags. Good work.

    Of course, I dislike this 'stand together' reactionary collectivism - locking tweeded arms together wearing sodden flat caps on the rain lashed brink - shit. But that is to be expected from these hate-bait purveyors... but the style that irked me most on Wednesday was the measured voice of reason call backs. Lily Allen's smug call for people to 'Calm Down' is just as bad as the 'STOP SENSATIONALIZING' moral-concern-for-RT trick.

    Good riddance. Happy I left.

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    the horror.


    but really, did anyone expect any better? corden is a fucking whore.

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    Hey, remember when Justin Bieber visited the Anne Frank museum and left a comment in the visitor book saying he hoped she would have been a "belieber"? I think he wins at atrocity-attention-whoring, lol.
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    I only use twitter to check occ on a few musicians. After all, why invest time and emotional attachment in something which is basically set up to promote the tweeter and sell the follower to online advertisers. To me how a big number of users uses twitter seems very misguided - as if they record some banality-talk in pubs or cafes and put it out there on twitter. Also problematic, and as stated in some of the above posts, are the bubbles that this and similar services push you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by you View Post
    ... ugh, another one of my pet hates is the Trigger Warning tide...
    Yes sorry, it was aimed at you since you're fed up with all that nonsense, but slathered in irony. Hopefully you resisted the urge to cllick thru
    Arenít trigger warnings just a way to attract more views anyway, like when the announcer on tv says "this programme contains scenes of gratuitous violence and wanton nudity from the outset"?
    Quote Originally Posted by firefinga View Post
    I only use twitter to check occ on a few musicians. After all, why invest time and emotional attachment in something which is basically set up to promote the tweeter and sell the follower to online advertisers. To me how a big number of users uses twitter seems very misguided - as if they record some banality-talk in pubs or cafes and put it out there on twitter. Also problematic, and as stated in some of the above posts, are the bubbles that this and similar services push you.
    well yes obvs but there are lots of people who do have interesting stuff to say that doesnít make it into the msm - i curate my feed gently and find it reliably comes up with links to useful/interesting stuff. i also like the direct access to tweeters, so you can tweak piers morgan's virtual nose very directly if you feel the need, the unfilteredness cuts both ways.

    Is it interesting to consider what might happen if these celebs actually did something instead of just tweeting - does their perceived status give them influence in the real world, and does twitter/online waste that potential?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sufi View Post
    i also like the direct access to tweeters, so you can tweak piers morgan's virtual nose very directly if you feel the need, the unfilteredness cuts both ways.

    Is it interesting to consider what might happen if these celebs actually did something instead of just tweeting - does their perceived status give them influence in the real world, and does twitter/online waste that potential?
    I have to sadly admit out of morbid curiosity I occasionally check assorted celebrities' tweets - just to regret that move soon

    As to the latter part of your post, I think tweeting is considered the main form of existance in some odd way. How influential people are via Twitter? Hard to say, my bet is: not very much probably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sufi View Post
    Yes sorry, it was aimed at you since you're fed up with all that nonsense, but slathered in irony. Hopefully you resisted the urge to click thru
    Arenít trigger warnings just a way to attract more views anyway, like when the announcer on tv says "this programme contains scenes of gratuitous violence and wanton nudity from the outset"?
    Yes, cynically I expect if Trigger Warnings are used on Twitter it is for precisely that reason = clicks-via-reverse psychology. Perhaps a more deft version of the ubiquitous and direct 'WAIT TILL YOU SEE' or 'YOU WON'T BELIEVE'...

    But I don't agree with Trigger Warnings in any guise. Because who is to say what is triggering and what isn't? Declaring violent or sexual content is fine because it doesn't assume what people find upsetting - but Trigger warnings shift the onus on to the content sharer - putting them in the absurd positions of having to guess in advance what upsets people - which is, of course impossible - you may as well assume anything could be triggering. I imagine cigars are triggering for Hilary and Bill.

    Been a bunch of issues about Trigger Warnings on US campuses. I've had personal experience of (a complaint against me) this in the UK. It is cultural conservatism masquerading as aggressive liberal sensitivity.

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