Well, it’s that half way point in the week and I am sorry to say that the ‘strange but true events’ are still ongoing and becoming weirder and stranger by the day. To say I feel like I have fallen down a rabbit hole would be an understatement – but hey I am looking forward to the Mad Hatters Tea Party!
I am doing my best to ensure that I keep on top of everything. All being well I should have finished a short story today and I am meeting my ‘social media’ goals.
Social media was a bit of an enigma to me, I have Facebook but haven’t really ‘used’ it and you all know the pain I went through starting this blog. So I am a very pale colour of ‘green’ when it comes to social media.
What has truly shocked me is the ‘arguments’ that take place!
One person comments and another person reacts, the first person responds even angrier, a third person gets involved, then a fourth, then the first person seems to disappear and person’s 10 and 24 are now at each other throats!
In the ‘real’ world when arguments take place, it happens over a short period of time and then it disperses (or escalates into something worse) – but on social media, the feud can go on for hours, if not days!
In the ‘real’ world when you are angry you don’t have time to ‘choose’ your words, so often you end up in a garbled mash of shouting “Arrarargh umba trareeer!”. Or you revert back to the playground and shout something like “Well I hate your shoes!”. On social media, there is that ‘time lapse’ and you would think that this would allow for clarity. It doesn’t, there are still people who shout “Well I hate your shoes!”.
As entertaining as it is being a fly on the wall of a full-scale social media fall out, it also makes me very sad to see the amount of hatred and anger between people that have never even met. But every villain has a superhero and there are also many acts of kindness and love on social media between people who have never even met – so there is always a positive to a negative!
Edward Bulwer – Lytton said ‘The pen is mightier than the sword’, but after being witness to some of the arguments on social media I think I have come to the conclusion that the keyboard must be an atomic bomb!
Have a good Wednesday and I will be back on Friday with my exciting news!