Trolls and bullying on Twitter have been quite a discussed topic during the past week as mainstream media has reported on @MsCharlotteD being tormented by Twitter trolls and suffering a health crisis because of it. @angrypebble can’t help but wonder if some of us are taking advantage of the vastness and anonymity of Twitterverse to express the otherwise inexpressible. Should we accept the fact that anonymous trolls are stronger than we are and follow the rule of thumb “Block trolls” at every turn not just to protect our image but to protect our sanity?
“Twitter is designed to be self-regulating” @channelten has concluded on the matter and the fact that Twitter will not be policing its tweeps or their language use has been made clear from day 1. The debate around Twitter bullies has lasted for a week with no satisfactory conclusion in sight. What is your opinion on this? Let us know in the comments.”
As horrible as the dark side of social media can be for the few unlucky of us, there are, however, many positive moments to be witnessed. It was Father’s Day on Sunday and Twitter did what Twitter does best – brought the world together around our dads as #happyFathersDay was trending and celebrities like @hamishandandy & @GuySebastian sharing their private bliss with the world. One can’t argue the heartwarming effect of a Twitter trend.
As the marketing wheels were turning fast on Father’s Day and everyone tried their best to be a part of the in-crowd, there were a few faux pas that got shared around, like the one below.