Friday, November 12, 2010

Throat Punch Thursday;Beating a Dead Horse Edition

This weeks Throat Punch Thursday is going to the biggest asshole that I can think of right this moment.Who would that be? Well, there are a plethora of deserving candidates I can assure you but this weeks has to go without a doubt to social media.*gasp*

Yes, I am social media savvy and I spend a fair excessive amount of time on Twitter and Facebook.I love social media, on most days. But over the last month, I have noticed that it is a bit like a soapbox arena for politicians but without ramifications. What I mean to say is politicians can get on their soap box and call for change but they are limited by their place in government, by laws. But in social media, everybody's rogue. Chaos is reigning supreme and its unchartered territory, like the West during the gold rush.

I am all for causing change. I am all about be the change you want to see in the world; being a woman of action and not just words. But...if I see one more fucking hashtag for #Amazonfail or have to hear one more time about the "My Son is Gay" article, or have to be inundated with fackin Maura Kelly and her ignorant comments about the skinny challenged...I swear to God, I am going to kill myself.

First, let's think about it, retweeting and linking Marie Claire and the whole Maura Kelly fiasco, or the Pedo how- to on Amazon did nothing but drive up numbers and sales for these morons. Maybe alert the good people of the Twitterverse of all the injustices of the world without sending the traffic and publicity their way. I could have went my entire life without ever knowing Maura Kellys name or this asshole Phillip Greaves who wrote a book giving advice to pedophiles.

I am so glad that I live in a time and place where Mommies on Twitter can bring the entire country to a screeching halt with the excessive use of a hashtag ( no I am not being facetious). I am glad we are able to right the injustices and alert the authorities, in some cases act as the actual moral police but please..stop with the abuse of hashtags and linking to generate traffic for assholes. This is why social media itself is deemed the biggest asshole, Throat Punch Thursday  recipient it is tonight.I am not opposed to bringing things to light for change, but I have a particular distaste for beating a dead horse. I'm not saying not to use your power; but I'd just like to see it used for a positive change. Lets hashtag the hell out of #endworldhunger or #curecancer. If we can stop the perverts, bigots,racists, extremists, and skinny challenged haters of the world...just imagine what we could do for something we are really passionate about.

 How do you think social media can be used to make the world a better place? Whats your chosen poison of social media? What injustice would you like to see brought to its knees by the good tweeps of the Twitterverse?


  1. Thank you, I have been trying to figure out how to say this very thing, and you summed it up so well now I don't need to.


  2. I've often wondered why people post about that stuff and put a link to it! DUH!!!


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