For some reason, people think just because they can’t see or will never see whomever they’re chatting with means it isn’t real life. Sorry for the bad news, buddy but as long as there’s a REAL person on the other end of the conversation, it’s real life. Just the other day, I saw something retweeted by someone I follow saying, “I wouldn’t tweet anything I wouldn’t say in real life.” Dude. Twitter is real life. What I’ve noticed is some reason since one can log off, that in itself means Twitter is some type of fantasy world. I do recognize that there are quite a few people who use Twitter to mislead others into believing they’re something they aren’t. And I guess that’s where the faux-ness comes from. But there are just as many people who front offline as there are on. What’s the difference?
How many news stories have you read that involve people getting into it because of something said on Twitter? Just recently, Ray J (Kim Kardashian sextape fame) and rapper Fabolous had some type of issue over a tweet. As a result, the former went on-air with all kinds of slander for Fabolous. But Twitter isn’t real life, right? Real people get their real feelings hurt on Twitter. I’ve seen people ready to designate a time and place to scrap because of a disagreement ONLINE. Remember, though, Twitter isn’t real life. I guess people would think differently after they got real bruises from real fists hitting their real face.
Another thing is you never know who you’ll run into. I’ve randomly run into a few people offline in the past. I was at a lounge with a few friends and this girl came up to our table and asked if I was such-and-such on Twitter. I told her I was and she said it was nice putting a face to a name, lol. I thought it was extremely random but it goes to show you the world is very small. (That was slightly creepy.) You never know who you’ll run into. It might be the chick you flirt shamelessly with because you figure you’ll never see her. Or the guy you said had a face only befitting a NYC cab driver. I’m not saying kiss peoples’ behind but you really don’t know if you’ll ever see them; people are crazy #outchea! They just might run up on you and then that’s when Twitter WILL get real.