Twitter is a very frustrating social media platform packed with bullies and trolls and I have to say I am not a huge fan of it. We’ve seen many celebrities bullied off of Twitter and the careers of people have been damaged or ruined because of things that they’ve posted or things that they’ve been called out on the social platform.
With the increase of more and more people being affected in a bad light by what is posted on Twitter, I thought I’d share this interesting TED Talk by Jon Ronson, who talked about how one single tweet can destroy a persons life and career.
For the longest time Jon Ronson reveled in the fact that Twitter gave a voice to the voiceless … the social media platform gave us all a chance to speak up and hit back at perceived injustice. But somewhere along the way, things took a turn. In this passionate, eloquent talk, Ronson explains how too often we end up behaving like a baying mob — and that it’s time to rethink how we interact with others online.
He offers a lot of great insight, but one comment he made that stuck out for me was:
“We want to destroy people but not feel bad about it.”
Twitter offers that to people and these mobs who seem to enjoy destroying peoples lives.
It’s insane how people just want to cause pain on other people without giving it a second thought. This TED Talk is a much watch for anyone who is on Twitter.
Watch it below and say your mind in the comments section.