Single Status Update
So, I've recently gotten involved with Twitter... Not posting, mind you, I primarily just use it for keeping up to date with a few Internet celebrities I follow... well, IRL celebrities too, but this is mainly about Internet celebrities. I got into Twitter because it kept me updated on people I followed who'd posted new videos, and it was fun to see their random thoughts, as well.
Recently, however, a person I followed on Twitter basically had a complete meltdown. I sympathize with him, and I understand what led up to it, but at the same time, all I can think is, "If I had just not followed him on Twitter, I'd be blissfully unaware of all of this." And really, I don't care about his personal problems, or at least I don't need to know about them. I love his movie and video game reviews, but I don't want to get involved with his personal life.
It's not that I don't have sympathy - he's had hard times, and he suffers from clinical depression. I get that. It's just, all I can think is, if it weren't for Twitter, I wouldn't be emotionally caught up in his problems, and while that sounds horrible, I think that's appropriate when dealing with even minor celebrities. I just keep thinking that in some way, the Internet is ruining that concept.
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but if I read one more "I have work today" or "omg i love my boyfriend/girlfriend" post I'll stop speaking to that person forever.
I think I've said this before. Whenever someone whines about how Facebook sucks, it's generally not Facebook that's the problem, it's the person's social circle.
i'm friends with a lot of people on facebook that i "know" but wouldn't really consider in my social circle. definitely not an uncommon practice among kids my age.
some of these people i generally don't have a problem with, but when they use facebook to say retarded things, i still partially blame facebook. not because of facebook itself i suppose, but just because of what so many people have degraded it into