Thanks for all the comments on last week’s piece on nasty, personal responses to my reviews.
I get the last word.
Do criticize me. Tell me I’m way off base, and do it often. That’s part of the purpose of commentary. It is to get you to respond. My complaint is the personal attacks.
One of the last comments put it in a light I had not considered. The Internet is impersonal. I’ll never see the faces of those criticizing me, and the criticism certainly isn’t face-to-face. So the anonymity allows more freedom to be ugly than an in-person confrontation.
Anonymous or not, that kind of rudeness ought not to be tolerated or encouraged by a society. I see it all the time in the political arena. Any point of view that doesn’t line up exactly with yours makes that person a spawn of Satan. Those who agree with you are Christ-like.
We can’t just let someone have an opinion that is separate from ours. And if we comment on their opinion it must be laced with hate or no one will be impressed. Is that how it goes?
Enough. Thanks for the comments.
Now let’s talk Twitter.
I have a Twitter account, but I admit I have no clue what I should be tweeting and how often.
Worse, I also have no clue how to find out if someone twits back to my tweet.
Is that how it is put?
In the future, I’ll be picking up movie news and info on upcoming flicks and current films to see what you’re thinking.
Help me out and let’s dialogue on Twitter.