As I sit immersed in the excitement of the Oscars, I find myself drawn to social media sites to see what others are thinking. But, as I explore trending topics and popular hashtags, such as #Oscars that they are advertising on the program, I find myself feeling both gratification and irritation.
Of course, I love hearing thoughts aligned with my interests and opinions on the Oscars (i.e. how fabulous Kerry Washington looks even with her baby bump, how Dallas Buyers Club has swept two awards already and the comical jabs by Ellen Degeneres). Who doesn’t love reading similar thoughts to their own? I know I do.
But, it’s those contradictory thoughts that I don’t necessarily enjoy. Maybe not even contradictory thoughts but thoughts that appear uneducated. Luckily enough, I don’t come across too many tweets a day that are just plain dumb and uneducated (but that’s where Facebook comes in), but on this night as I’m going through #Oscars tweets, I’m beginning to think that maybe not everyone should have the privilege to publish their thoughts whenever they want.
There are so many malicious words being published every minute, especially those directed at individuals. It’s just wrong. I mean, if they had a somewhat substantial argument maybe they could be acceptable (like how Miley Cyrus is a poor example for youth). Though a majority of the aggressive tweets are just direct stabs at stars that will accomplish nothing in the long run except making yourself look stupid.
I guess this post is stemming into a rant about publishing uneducated thoughts, but I mean I feel like that’s common knowledge. If you’re making fun of something or someone, at least use proper grammar. Really, how hard is it to distinguish between your, youre and you’re, as well as their and there. COME ON PEOPLE.
Just use your brains and be a little nicer on social media, please.