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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Aug 2019 8:28 p.m. PST

"I can't find it now but there was a Penny Arcade cartoon that compared Twitter to inviting strangers into your house to Bleeped text in your eyes. This has the usual dramatic nature of Penny Arcade cartoons but it contains a certain truth. Twitter allows you to communicate with a diverse range of people and follow interesting and funny personalities but it also lets random strangers Bleeped text in your eyes'.

I really enjoyed Twitter for its ability to provide comments on news, details about sports or just pithy comments. It also lets gangs of people to berate, harass and intimidate others or nation states to post disinformation, impact elections and start up hate crimes. These issues are well known and I don't need to go into detail. I have this same issue with Facebook of course.

I was thinking about this today when I was looking on eBay for some Battletech miniatures. None of the results were for auctions. Most products were offered for a set price and in many cases those prices were exorbitant. To top it off, almost all of the sponsored results were from a foreign company that was providing posters of Battletech and Mechwarrior Online art that they didn't have the rights to produce. I have this same issue with Facebook of course. The same ads from the same company selling products they are not entitled to make…"
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robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2019 3:50 a.m. PST

So the good thing about social media is that it lets this fellow hear from a diversity of viewpoints, but the terrible bad ugly "why can't they stop this?" thing about social media is that things are said he disagrees with? And that prices for stuff are more than he wants to pay?

Oh. I'm sorry. I see he only wrote "a diverse range of PEOPLE." Evidently only one VIEWPOINT is allowed. "Diverse" often seems to mean that these days.

Fortunately, I have some pull with Amazon and e-bay. Please inform the author of this diatribe that henceforth, he will no longer be required to buy anything on either site he regards as overpriced. No thanks necessary: happy to help out a fellow wargamer.

Legion 418 Aug 2019 6:24 a.m. PST

It's too easy for trolls, etc. to act like Bleeped text Bleeped text Bleeped text pretty much almost anywhere on the net. Like many things once humans get involved stuff gets Bleeped text up !

USAFpilot18 Aug 2019 9:47 a.m. PST

Appropriately filed under "utter drivel".

von Schwartz18 Aug 2019 2:10 p.m. PST

And that is why I do NOT use twitter or any other social media for that matter.

Well, except of course for you guys. (smile)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2019 2:41 p.m. PST



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