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Social Media and Name Calling.

Postby whitevanman » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:26 pm

Is peoples reactions to being called getting beyond a joke. It's getting to the point that you can't call anyone or upset them without the police being called, and they seem to take it on as a serious crime.

You can imagine the next 999 call;
Caller:- operator, my ex is trying to break into my house to kill me
Operator:- sorry sir but we cannot spare any officers at the moment
Caller:- But she called me a rude name on Twitter
Operator:- Oh, why didn't you say so to start with, we'll send the swat team round straightaway.

Bit OTT, but is it getting that ridiculous.
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Re: Social Media and Name Calling.

Postby tightwadswife » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:17 am

In the real world, Plebgate is a fine example of what you're talking about Whitey. How ridiculous was that?
It gets to the point where you're not allowed to be honest with folk in case you cause offence.
All this biting your tongue can't be good for the blood pressure.
The social media side of it? The sad millions who live their lives through facebook and twitter and dare I say it 'forums'? Maybe they get a great sense of satisfaction when they press the 'send' button after a good old rant. Who knows?
Personally, I think they need to get out more.
I've probably offended loads of people now.
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Re: Social Media and Name Calling.

Postby Caz » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:39 am

It's a sign of the times in our nanny state. When I was at school, we always chanted the rhyme: 'Sticks and stones may break my bones but calling never hurt me!' Whatever happened to that? Maybe it's that people have less social interaction these days and don't experience the face to face arguments and carry out their disputes via social media instead. The difference is, once something's written down, there's a permanent record of it. :roll:
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