I have a confession to make.
A few months ago, i went back to using Twitter. Which to some people, it is still something for twats and trolls.
I was once told that online behaviour is just what goes on in the real world, so is just a reflection of our society in the non-virtual world.
Twitter can be used for all sorts of stuff, but one of the common uses i begin to see more of now, is using it to message Celebrities, their own groupies, PR or Press people. So a sort of stalking and spamming, which is like being a twat.
One of the most funniest twat use is when a major national TV show advertises a hash tag to encourage the viewers to join in the conversation and no one from the show or audience respond or join in your conversation.
Especially when the shows Twitter account is messaging, but only usually to PR, Media lovies or others on the show!
Quite frustrating when you genuinely want to engage.
So why do TV shows promote the hash tag? Well they want to be one of the “Twitter trending” topics and so hopefully get more media coverage. But seriously. If there are 9 million viewers on Britains Got Talent it will “trend” anyway. Doh! It was meant to be a way of people starting a cause or converstaion on Twitter, not mainstream media, TV shows, advertisements or promotions with £Millions in their budgets.
But shock amongst shocks, i was watching a show on BBC1 Sunday morning and Nicky Campbell mentioned a hash tag, so i made a witty comment about true show, used a hash tag an he replied.
But not only did he reply, he must of read my previous tweets about my walking achievements and mentioned i should take his dogs for a walk!
As for trolls, the true definition is anonymous messaging in a hateful way, or put more politely, they say something purely to get a reaction and don’t believe what they say.
Media would have us believe Katie Hopkins is a troll. We all know who she is, but she does send a lot of hateful messages and believes in what she says. So not a troll, more a twat!
So we all know the best solution to deal with her? INGNORE her and she goes away. Don’t engage with her on Twitter or any form of media and most definately not follow her on Twitter.
There you have it, all we need to know about twittering trolls, or is it trolling twats?