Cemebrities like George Clooney, Cate Blanchett and Benedict Cumberbatch read out some crass vulgar tweets that mention them (note video bleeps) and respond. The clip comes from the Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Two scores of thought are to ignore or challenge. Frankly, it is time to hit back and show potty mouths the joke is on them. It shows kids that adults get this abuse to – you are not alone and do not feel you have to keep this to yourself. There are more video clips on youtube which show a range of emotions which celebrities go through to respond.
In my article “To Tweet Or Not To Tweet” I concluded:
People want their lives witnessed, and have a self image to present to the world at large. Just remember twitter, Facebook and blog sites are publishing formats, like those of old. Increasingly they are leading to legal action for hate speech, slander and libel.
Those values of civility, integrity and truth are not outdated concepts for the social media age. They are essential for civilisation, whatever age humans have lived in, and for the continued good health of human discourse.
Thanks to @DrewJPS for sharing.
Article written by John Sargeant on Homo economicus’ Weblog