Twitter bash

An article in the New York Times this week shows just how powerful tweets can be.

User name brumplum, of London, posted a mild tweet calling beloved British actor, writer, and TV personality Stephen Fry a bit boring.

What I found a bit ridiculous was how Fry’s reaction (tweeting he was hurt and upset) caused a massive backlash on fans to Richard of Birmingham.  Yes, Fry is clinically depressed, but the guy said he “admires and adores the chap.”  It was the slightest criticism you could possibly tweet.

Although I think the reaction was over-the-top for the crime, it does demonstrate how powerful Twitter can be.  Fry who has 934,000 followers was in the perfect position to sway a large group of people.


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