- Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:13 pm
I have only seriously been engaging for little over a year, but for me. @youngian nails it.
By and large, you can treat it like any other social gathering. Learn, show off, discuss, bully and insult people, engage others to try to nudge opinion.
I find that trying to avoid being a total tosser or blind drunk helps enormously.
The "media" bit of social media is where there is a lot of learning to be done. In the days of yore, men and women who reflected the proprietor's interests and motives, and who then reached the required levels of wisdom, experience and leadership got to be what we called an "editor". There were only ever a couple of dozen of these people in the country at any given time.
Some were benign in their influence, some were malignant and metastatic, leading the Today Programme's output and setting the/their news agenda for the coming day.
They are a waning force but power vacuums always present as many challenges as they do opportunities. Expecting some gobby cunt off Twitter to step in to the breach is as ill-conceived as it is unrealistic. Just block them. Most of them give up after a while.
Jack believed in the inherent goodness of humanity, and felt a deep social responsibility to protect that. Through us all, Jack marches on.