TWITTER IS BECOMING THE NEW X-FACTOR, I’VE GOT AN ITCHY HAND SO CAN I HAVE A RE-TWEET MR CELEBRITY????? – A BLOG ABOUT HOW I AM DROWNING IN A SEA OF SOB STORIES!!
I can remember the first time I watched The Terminator with Arnie, I was shocked and pretty scared at the violence. I can remember when I first saw Shindler’s List. When the nasty Ralph Fiennes character shoots at his starved Jewish victims, I felt this sickening horrified feeling in the pit of my stomach. I can still remember the first time I shockingly watched Pulp Fiction, when Samuel Jackson shoots people with the ease and non-nonchalance of you and me just going to buy candy at the sweet shop. The result of this constant exposure to graphic depictions of violence is that like many, I have now become DESENSITIZED to seeing ever more depictions of violence in films and television. I would not be human for such images not to have any impact on me whatsoever, but they no longer shock and deeply disturb me like they used too! With this in mind, I now turn my attention to twitter.Currently, I am drowning in a sea of sob stories on there and quite simply as with films,TV and computer games,I am becoming desensitized to them!
I’ve been on Twitter for about four to five years now and in the main I love it. You can talk to people on there who share similar interests and views with you. For example,I follow and chat to fellow Labour Party Supporters, fellow Manchester United suporters, and fellow Mixed Martial Arts/UFC fans. Regarding the latter, I am a massive fan of the UK’s Leading Mixed Martial Artist, namely a great guy called Michael Bisping from Clitheroe(a small north-west town in the UK,not far near me). Due to the accessibility of twitter, it’s enabled me to chat to Michael, and we’ve become sort of friends via this social media platform. I’m also a joker who loves banter and it’s nice to hear off lots of people how I make them laugh with my silly, jokey tweets. Twitter also feels a bit less showy-off than Facebook, which I must add I find quite boring in comparison to Twitter. Nevertheless, a thing that increasingly winds me up about Twitter is how it’s becoming hijacked by SOB STORIES. Hey, I’m not talking about people venting their frustrations about life or tweeting about being unwell, I love a good rant when I’m fed up. I’m talking about this growing phenomena of people tweeting or rather seemingly guilt tripping so-called celebrities, to retweet a message they’ve sent them regarding somebody they know being ill, or them doing a Fun-Run say for a good cause. I’m really sorry for the sick person in question and FULL OF ADMIRATION for somebody raising awareness/money for a good cause, BUT I’VE HAD ENOUGH READING ABOUT THEM ON MY TWITTER THANK YOU. It’s becoming like X-Factor,a competition who can tweet the saddest sob story….my timeline is full of celebrities re-tweeting such messages sent to them by people on twitter. It’s like if they don’t re-tweet it then they must not have a heart, I can sympathize with this conundrum they must have. At first I was touched and moved at reading such re-tweets, NOW I’VE WELL AND TRULY BECOME DESENSITIZED TO THEM AND HAD ENOUGH. It’s getting that widespread, I’m thinking of asking Jonathan Ross soon to re-tweet how majorly traumatized I am at going bald ha ha. I jest of course, but this is how ridiculous and frustrating this side of twitter is becoming! Also, I know this sounds harsh but I do have a heart really trust me, HOW THE F DOES ‘TRENDING ON TWITTER’, MAKE A CHILD WITH A TERMINAL ILLNESS FEEL BETTER FOR CRYING OUT LOUD….I DONT GET IT?
I also strongly suspect sad people are abusing this side of Twitter, by making stories about ill health up in the sad hope that this convinces the celebrity in question to re-tweet it, out of amongst all the other pleads they get. As I write this blog I do feel a tad heartless, however I’m sure there are other people out there who feel the same way as I do about this. I’ve been really ill in my life through the years and what helped me was communicating with other sufferers, sharing experiences….NOT SEEKING A RE-TWEET FROM SOMEBODY FAMOUS ON TWITTER!!!! I’M CURRENTLY DROWNING IN A SEA OF SOB STORIES AND SOON I’M GOING TO BE SENDING FOR THE TWITTER LIFEGUARDS TO HELP SAVE ME!!!!