“With every innovation comes a new abuse.” ― David V. Kimball,
I propose that the inventors of the computer , cell phone and Twitter should be universally nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for not only scientific innovation but also a world peace prize in helping humanity avoid nuclear annihilation.
The many verbal battles fought publicly on Twitter is just as stealthy and effective as a nuclear attack but without the mass destruction. Character assassination among the players and immediate electronic retaliation via the internet is a lot more humane and acceptable than any neutron bomb or nuclear strike could ever render.
The only casualties involved ( if you are fixated on numbers) are bruised egos but hey you can man up and retweet a more caustic and inflammatory reply to another’s raucous retorts and innuendoes. Isn’t that what communicating is really all about?
I know you’re thinking that this is a type of political online bullying but you need to realize the law makers and responsible folks in the government who are protecting the country’s interests are really exempt from such bourgeois considerations.
In the world of politics you have to not only defend your country but also your reputation as well. So a little arm twisting and intimidation now and then is accepted as par for the course.
It seems these days that law makers, judges, foreign leaders and diplomats ,and well-known Hollywood personalities are not only defending their personal turfs but taking a few nibbles and bites out of the presidential tirades and accusations emanating daily from the White House. Mount Vesuvius has nothing on that guy to be sure!
Years ago the world believed that World War Three would be nuclear and World War Four would be fought with clubs and spears. How wrong this assumption was.
The electronic media and venues such as Tweet and Skype has successfully allowed mankind to unite and air their dirty linen online for all the communicating world to view. What an advancement that was to be sure!
So once again thank goodness for the tweet. It enables politicians and presidents, anarchists and socialists, madmen and monarchists to vent their spleens in a socially acceptable and safe manner.
The innocent tweet is akin to the tiny Ewok in Star Wars. Humble but effective. –gc