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"How the Internet is like a Small Town"
...Twitter is coffee shop of the world... the whole world can now know about the good or bad thing you did just like it's always happened at the small town coffee shop.
Twitter, Guns and Drugs...
Theres alot of talk about the bad things that social media can lead to. Twitter is huge waste of time that will make people lose their jobs. Facebook is gonna lead to date rape and child molesters finding victims. Myspace connections are the cause lots of affairs and ruin marriages.
It's all crap.
These things are inanimate objects. they cannot make anything happen, let alone cause any harm.
Guns can't kill people.
Drugs don't ever cause a crime.
Rock and Roll doesn't make people dregs of society.
I truly believe in this country we have a fairly serious issue with accepting responsibility for our actions. When a group of folks fall into a trap of mistakes, we legislate in attempt to prevent others from making those mistakes. Instead of learning from mistakes we and others make, we rely on elected to officials to just make it illegal to make mistakes.
Please don't think I am looking down on anyone. I honestly have made more mistakes than the majority of folks out there. I have had to ask for help to save myself more than once. I am not looking down on anyone that needs help, we are all there at sometimes in our lives. I am also completely in favor of helping folks in need, so really no need to go down that road.
What I am not in favor of legislating away things and in turn removing freedoms. (Please don't make this into a constitutional issue, not saying twitter is protected by an amendment, just saying social media is a freedom we have right now)
Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, etc) have tremendous benefits in hundreds of different ways to hundreds of millions of people.
Guns have multiple benefits and provide many positive experiences for millions of people.
Most drugs are no different alcohol and many have Medicinal uses.
Rock and Roll... well it rocks!
None of these things ever did any harm to anyone, ever.
If we as Americans don't stand up and take responsibility for our mistakes and quit letting Legislators be our parents, well I don't what or if anything will happen, but we should.
Not saying there shouldn't be rules, absolutely should, but no inanimate object ever committed a crime.