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Two (2) examples of how Twitter is dumbing down the world

Example 1. (One) Paul Chambers:

Paul the pom has become the first pommie to be convicted of a criminal offence for what he wrote on Twitter:

Crap! Robin Hood airport is closed. You’ve got a week and a bit to get your shit together, otherwise I’m blowing the airport sky high!

Chambers only sent his tweet to his 600 followers and being a nobody he probably thought nothing would come of it (Think again dumbo). But as The Age reports, the tweet was found by an airport manager doing an “unrelated computer search” that I guess is what might happen when you tweet about blowing up an airport and you are even stupid enough to name it. The idjut was arrested by anti-terror police at his office and charged. Paul had his iPhone and two computers impounded, was fined £385 and ordered to pay £600 costs. He was also sacked from his job at a car distribution firm.

But how does this first (1st) example show how Twitter is dumbing down the world I hear you ask?

Are you stupid? It Speaks for itself


Example Two (2) Mark Pesce:

This Aussie has bursted in print on ‘The Drum’ with his spirited defence of what peoples like Devney & Devine tweet.

But I bet hes wishing he read example number one (1) first before he said we should all chill out and what’s written on Twiiter does not matter:

Judging from the feigned shock from the public, the horror and outrage from the tabloid set, and the deleted tweets in nearly everyone’s timeline, I’d suggest people are taking things a bit too seriously – and a bit too far.

Mark finished his piece with a love-in moment, like we is all one big happy twitter family singing Bandaids We are the world:

Twitter is all of us, at our best and at our worst. You can’t just look away. This is who we are.

And how does this second (2nd) example show how Twitter is dumbing down the world?

He’s a teacher!


  1. Iain Hall says:

    Your insightful piece certainly shows the folly of thinking that Twitter is in some sense a separate entity dissociated from “real life”. That a teacher (in your second example ) does not get it is sad but sadly not surprising either.
    well done Socky!

  2. SockPuppet says:

    I could have used the Doctors piece at New Matilda as example three (3) Iain. To sum up what he wrote it was like this: “Devney sucks but what she said on Twitter about Bindi was okay by me.” Only he took up 1200 words to say it. And then he says Devney was wasting column space!

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