My friend told me the other day that he's consciously kept Twitter and Facebook at a distance to ward off an invasion of privacy. Now I'm totally in agreement with him.
I've been sort of an open-book. Maybe excessively so. I liked writing and found it very interesting to record the events that
had happened in my life. Posting them on my twitter page was pretty fun. I enjoyed myself being with my friends on the Net and found a bit of
solace in their sympathetic ears especially when I felt down. I was happy to get to know with
who had 1) common perspectives
. Unfortunately, I wasn't just thinking about the reality: my dissidents were also in the Web, trying to pick on me with nasty comments.
Twitter is a double-edged sword. It brings not only kindred spirits to you but also narrow-minded critics. Disreputably, the latter are unwilling to overlook opinions that conflict with their sense of value.
I'm curious to know the reason why my followers started following me in the first place. To share opinions? To broaden horizons? To build your networks? Or just to stab me?
Let me ask you this: when you feel irritated with someone's tweet, what would you do? I'd say I'd keep my eyes closed, leave it as it is, and eventually stop following him/her. Pretty easy. Instead, someone seemed to have been watching me slyly, reading me bitterly and clicking his/her tongue behind my back...eerie.
Maybe I shouldn't have used Twitter. I cannot give anything valuable to my followers, and I tend to complain about trivial matters that absolutely have nothing to do with others' everyday lives. I just enjoyed expressing my feelings. I thought everybody on the Net perfectly understood it. "Common knowledge and basic manners are already ingrained us in today's world," I thought. Sad to say, that does not seem true 2) to everybody
1) similar interests
2) for everyone