04
June
2009
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01:23 PM
America/Los_Angeles

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






Jamie Walsh






What's Facebook ?












James Hannon






James Hannon






People have always been good at hating blindly. People. Places. Things. Ideas...












Lisa Vincenti






Lisa Vincenti






actual experience informs












John Lamb






John Lamb






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






Catherine Marenghi






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






Anthony Stephen Pieraldi






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






Jason Lopez






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.