Saturday, October 22, 2011

Gordon in the morning: Twitter is a terrible place

Jessie J is going off Twitter - as in being less keen on, rather than leaving - reports Gordon:

JESSIE J was one of the first artists to start tweeting – but she's considering sacking it off after getting death threats.
Was she one of the first? Wasn't she part of the big sign-up period when marketing people started to cotton on? (She was three months behind Lily Allen, if that helps with the calibration.)
"I have thought about coming off Twitter. It brings out the best and the worst in people.

"It's an amazing way to speak with my fans and spread a good message, get music known.

"But it's also a forum for people to send you death threats and horrible messages.

"You can't filter out the things you don't want to read from your feedline. It's direct to your phone.

"You can't get away from it. They stay in your head. I'm human. I'm not a robot."
Without wanting to defend people who cram excrement into other people's Twitterstreams, for someone who has been on Twitter for so long she seems a bit unclear about the mechanism - for example, she says one skinbox sent her "I want you to die" 150 times. Now, you might not be able to filter out all of them, but you can block the user after the first message and filter out 149 of them.

Still, encouraging to know that Jessie J is not a robot. Mind you, she does have a lot of metal in her leg right now...

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