That one tweet can ruin your life

by WF- Enzo Administrator
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Twitter is arguably more powerful than Facebook. You have over 1 million followers, your account is verified, and you send a careless tweet saying that the Starbucks in your locality sucks. Boom. It gets retweeted faster, and might even get media coverage.

And while Twitter indeed gives everyone voice to dole out their stand on inequality, etc, it can also, well, be someone else's downfall. Watch this TED Talk by Jon Ronson as he explains how too often we end up behaving like a baying mob.

#life #ruin #tweet
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  • Profile picture of the author Radcliff
    He couldn't have explained it any better. Influencers on social media have a big responsibility that they are not even aware of. One tweet can ruin somebody's business or their lives as more often than not the victims of a careless tweet are subjected to unfair bullying. Social media is becoming more of a mob gang than a place to socialize.
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    • Profile picture of the author Primitivesense
      Strongly agree, even those who are not famous have the ability to be shared and exposed or as they say 'cancelled'. Its very dangerous even when you thought the tweet was long gone. There are some dedicated people who will scroll and scroll to see tweets before fame ... and they get seriously ruined for it. The amount of videos you see online apologising about certain tweets is crazy... it is forever going to be a dangerous game.
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  • Profile picture of the author iamLizHolmes
    100% Kanye West & Elon Musk come to mind!
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  • Profile picture of the author TobiMDD
    yep the internet can be evil...
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  • Profile picture of the author SalimSheikh
    These days there is a surge in the number of users on various social media platforms. Currently, there are more than 4.5 billion internet users worldwide. Among which there are more 3.8 billion active social media users. These statistics are capable enough to demonstrate the power of social media.
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  • Profile picture of the author bowespublishing
    Remind me of The Orville episode Majority Rule where the trial is by
    'social media'!
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  • This is a really important talk we should share it as much as possible..
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