Thanks For The Mute Button, Twitter.
When you follow people you have known for years on Twitter, and they say things you're not thrilled with, it is not always easy to unfollow them. You don't want to unfollow someone you've known for a while just because of something you don't agree with, and some people may make a federal case about it.
...Then again, how much negativity do you want to see plastered on your timeline? Okay, there is the occasional wrestling fan who says things about fans of this wrestler or fans of that wrestler, which is annoying and rude. Last time I checked, we could cheer/boo whoever we wanted. But it goes beyond that, to people just disliking each other. People cannot have disagreements and just move on. They have to constantly fight, talk smack about each other, throw out insults, etc. Then I have seen people make comments that come across as judgemental and offensive. You may live your life one way, but that doesn't mean others agree or live the same way.
We all do it. ALL of us. But imagine seeing all of this all over your timeline constantly. Sometimes even daily? Wouldn't that get tiring? Wouldn't you especially get tired of seeing people fight with each other, when it's not so hard to ignore each other? I don't know about you, but I'm sick and tired of seeing it all over my timeline.
Then Twitter said, "Let there be the mute button!" You don't want to follow someone, but not in the mood to see their tweets of negativity all over the place? You hit that little button and wa-la! You are still following them, and you will receive any tweets or DMs they directly send to you. And they don't know that you have muted them, unless you flat out tell them lol. You can always check out their profile from time to time, or go to your "lists" -as their tweets will still show up. When you are ready to unmute them, it only takes a split second.
I am not sitting here thinking "Haha, I muted you!" -but it's sad that some people use Twitter for so much negativity, that it drives the people who follow them to mute them. I'm sure I have gotten muted for some of my wrestling talk. Okay, that's fine. I'm not gonna harp on it. But I will say this - I'm not on Twitter bashing people and fighting with them.
I wish more people would learn to either settle their differences or just stop bothering with one another. Your followers have to constantly login and see it all the time. I also wish people would stop making little comments about others; whether it's the way someone lives or something along the lines of "John Cena fans suck" --- did it ever occur to you that you may actually hurt a friend's feelings. I've been on the other end, reading comments from other friend and thinking "Wow, so do you include me?" I've even called them out (but not rudely) for it at times, because I just get sick of it.
I cannot change the way people tweet; they're gonna do what they're gonna do; but I -can- control what's plastered all over my timeline.
P.S. - I don't think I'll tweet this one, lol. People know how I feel anyways, but I'm not in the mood to turn any heads tonight. I've had a long day.
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