Responses to "What's up with people that love to hate Twitter, Facebook but not even on it?"
Last night I asked on Facebook: "What's up with people that love to hate Twitter, Facebook but not even on it? You've got to be in it to know it/hate it."
It got some interesting replies on my public page: Facebook | Tom Foremski
Jamie Walsh at 9:56pm June 3
What's Facebook ?
James Hannon at 10:17pm June 3
People have always been good at hating blindly. People. Places. Things. Ideas...
Lisa Vincenti at 11:20pm June 3
actual experience informs
John Lamb at 5:47am June 4
I remember spending a whole day with seven people from Reed Business Publishing discussing the commercial/editorial implications of the internet for IT publishing in 1993. Only one of us had been on it at the time (not me).
Catherine Marenghi at 5:49am June 4
When my son was little, parents decried the deplorable violence of the Power Rangers and blamed all societal problems on them. None in this group had ever seen the show. It was the mildest, tamest show on earth.
Anthony Stephen Pieraldi at 7:17am June 4
Hate is often if not always derived from ignorance. It is hard hate when you know someone or something personally. Many people hate technology and rail against it in all forms, but never complain about the car they drive when it is really one of the most advanced computing environments in the world. Yet they will use a cell phone to talk about how corrupting the internet, twitter, or Facebook. Information and knowledge is scary when you mind is made up and you are certain your are correct.
Jason Lopez at 7:35am June 4
Interesting social media comment. There's ample evidence to show that most emotions are triggered by other people. It's not the cell phones, TV, "the other side of town," etc., per se, that people hate--it's what it represents and who is associated with it. Also, we live in a competitive society which can breed fear.