Twitter is a poor place


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Asisreo

Patron Badass
Its time to turn Twitter off
But where are you going to experience discussions about the homoerotic tendencies of cartoon characters where someone in the comments inexplicably has a high-quality artwork displaying those tendencies with viscerally realistic genitalia of the fantasy beast they represent.

I'm not scarred, you're scarred!
 


Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
No - you're mistaking usage for importance. Twitter is important because journalists use it and promote it.

With respect, I think you are incredibly incorrect there, but discussing it would violate our rules on politics.

But, I suggest the people there who have had the greatest impact on the world at large are most certainly not engaged in journalism.
 


beancounter

(I/Me/Mine)
I've never used Twitter, and I don't need to - because so many people quote Twitter post on other social media platforms. I'm "exposed to Twitter whether I like it or not :)

One of my FB friends uses FB almost exclusively to share Twitter post - which is a bit ironic.
 


payn

Legend
I've never used Twitter, and I don't need to - because so many people quote Twitter post on other social media platforms. I'm "exposed to Twitter whether I like it or not :)

One of my FB friends uses FB almost exclusively to share Twitter post - which is a bit ironic.
One of the bennies of EN World is getting all D&D tweets posted and more!
 

With respect, I think you are incredibly incorrect there, but discussing it would violate our rules on politics.

But, I suggest the people there who have had the greatest impact on the world at large are most certainly not engaged in journalism.

I don't want to get into the politics of this either. If I understand your meaning (and it is very possible I am missing who you are referring to). I think it is possible for both to be true: there are a lot of bad actors online, but the media in general has also given twitter more relevance and attention than it probably ought to have. This seems especially true to me when I read a story and part of the story identifies a trend, mood or opinion happening in the country, by pointing to tweets, but when you dig in, it's like a handful of people and most of them aren't even using their real names. I think we have just done a bad job as a culture, putting the opinion of people on twitter into perspective. But again, I think that comes with time. It is a new media and new media seems to be more dazzling and have greater persuasive power when it first emerges.
 


TheAlkaizer

Game Designer
Right, thus you calling me dishonest for disagreeing with you. Which is bad form.
I took a full day to ponder on this and talked with an anglophone colleague of mine. He echoed what you said. And now that I'm thinking back on it, it absolutely was too strong of a statement. It wasn't my intention to come off like this, but it's still what happened and what I projected.

I apologize for my bad form, and I'll be careful in the future. Thank you for exchanging with me and giving me the opportunity of thinking back on it!
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
I’ll leave this open as it’s a valid discussion, but I’d ask that you ignore the OP’s posts. He’s a recurring troll who keeps making alts and is mainly just trying to stir up trouble.
 

dragoner

solisrpg.com
Twitter is ok, I use it socially. Now business-wise, facebook is the best by far, that and dtrpg have been 99% of where the sales, and advertising goes, reddit a distant second, and if there is a third, maybe it's twitter, though I have scaled back the effort there. Discord is in the somewhere, nothing special though.
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
Twitter is ok, I use it socially. Now business-wise, facebook is the best by far, that and dtrpg have been 99% of where the sales, and advertising goes, reddit a distant second, and if there is a third, maybe it's twitter, though I have scaled back the effort there. Discord is in the somewhere, nothing special though.
Facebook is by far the world's best ad platform at the moment. It's not even close.
 


Sacrosanct

Legend
Publisher
I’ll leave this open as it’s a valid discussion, but I’d ask that you ignore the OP’s posts. He’s a recurring troll who keeps making alts and is mainly just trying to stir up trouble.
I suspected as much. It's always a red flag when a new poster is very argumentative with certain people like they had a history, but obviously couldn't have if the poster was truly a new poster.
 


I suspected as much. It's always a red flag when a new poster is very argumentative with certain people like they had a history, but obviously couldn't have if the poster was truly a new poster.

I have a goldfish memory. I can't remember posters who argue with me, even when they are using the same names. If they are making whole new identities that is going to go completely over my head.
 

doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
I took a full day to ponder on this and talked with an anglophone colleague of mine. He echoed what you said. And now that I'm thinking back on it, it absolutely was too strong of a statement. It wasn't my intention to come off like this, but it's still what happened and what I projected.

I apologize for my bad form, and I'll be careful in the future. Thank you for exchanging with me and giving me the opportunity of thinking back on it!
I appreciate it.

English is a dumb language, speaking as a native speaker. I’m glad you indicated it wasn’t your mother tongue.
 

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