Twitter is a great platform for information, communication and making new friends. Yes, there are the spammers, but the block button fixes them easily. There are the oddballs, whackos and those who have their own hobby horse to ride, along with those who only like to look at what’s going on. It’s a microcosm of the world, so that’s what you get. And I love it.
Except for the nasty scumbag creeps who think it’s fun to hack your account and Direct Message people under your name and account and vent their bile. You’ve probably seen these. ‘Somebody said something nasty about you’ type messages. Always with a link to their dumb arsed site promoting all types of crap. Legal and illegal.
These lowlife scum spoil what is a terrific platform and for the life of me, I can’t understand why Twitter can’t put a stop to these mindless morons.
The point hit home recently when I made a new acquaintance on Twitter and chatted away as I usually do. This person even very kindly bought one of my books. Then, not an hour after we finished a friendly chat one evening, I was unfollowed by this user. Odd, I thought. Was it something I said? I checked the tweets and messages we had exchanged, and no, nothing to warrant an immediate unfollow. Weather, pets, writing etc.
Then I checked this user’s timeline. And there it was. Just after the unfollow there was a tweet saying to the effect: ‘How could someone be so polite and then send such a vile message?’
Yes, this user was relatively new to Twitter and probably unaware about the scumbags that send these Direct Messages. So thanks to these creeps, I have lost a new friend that I quite enjoyed chatting to. I hope they are satisfied with their work.
I can handle all types of human. But these cretins are just below contempt.