I was talking about this #BlackTwitter/#NegroTwitter phenomenon today on my timeline. I don’t wanna be associated with #NegroTwitter, #BlackTwitter, #ColoredTwitter, or any hashtag other than the ones you see me throw up consistently…
#Naptown #ATFU #Shruglife #TBM #LaNon. Those are my ‘cliques’. There’s reasons for that and there’s reasons I make sure I am disassociated with #BlackTwitter.
First off, #BlackTwitter doesn’t exist…until you search the hashtag.
(…paradoxical denna muthafugga, huh?)
#BlackTwitter is real, yo…just like the War On Terror and The Blair Witch.
You can’t tell me it’s not there when I’m looking at it, can’t tell me it’s not real when I saw ‘#SHRUGLIFE’ go viral and Wiz Khalifa or his fans try to claim it, can’t tell me it’s not real when people were asking me “Russ, what’s #TittiesAndCarrotCake?" and the rest became history…
*grabs turkey baster, hits that cooking dance*
…and there’s an ever-moving column of #fuckery in my Tweetdeck, should I choose to save the #BlackTwitter search.
Of course, when I was detailing what is lame about the concept of #BlackTwitter, people who identify with it wanted to talk about my views…but not really though. They actually confirmed my views. It’s fulla snobbery, cliquish mentalities, rude bullshit, and #fuckery…(not the good kind… that’s #phukkery.)
I have seen people straight have their TL’s bombarded with the most foul of insults. The insulters make sure to put their name at the end of the tweet too. If they put it at the beginning, there’d be no way for everybody on their timeline to see it (If you address a tweet to someone with their name in the front, it’s visible to them and the people following them already on your timeline. You put their name anywhere else and your whole timeline can see it…basic Twitter stuff, but some people don’t know that.) Naturally, you wanna have this ‘fight’ in the open, so all your buddies can jump in…cuz that’s how ‘negroes’ fight…right?
"A fight! A fight! A nigga and a white! If the nigga don’t win, we ALL jumpin in!" - playground chant I remember from 3rd Grade.
So rather than actually have a conversation with someone that may disagree with one of their precious, OBVIOUSLY CORRECT viewpoints, people would rather crack lame jokes about your avi, go thru your timeline, go to your Twitpics, and slander everything they can find…without knowing a single thing about you or talking to you. It’s no different than when the kids make fun of the kid with glasses in first-grade.
The practice of appearing in someone’s @’s in the name of ‘slander’ and ‘comedy’ for the timeline is common practice for #NegroTwitter. I hate that shit. I fight my own battles…and don’t trip, cuz my crew is DEEP, just in case you thought this was a #LonelyBlog.
I was told in the middle of my thinking out loud that I was “writing a mini novel”. Nah, man. Twitter is amorphous and you caught me in the middle of a stream of consciousness. This is another one, just nobody can talk back to me here…Plus, I’m a communicator…that’s just what I do.
There’s no right or wrong way to tweet, because your timeline really does represent the person you are… yeah…
Twitter IS real life…unless you are a bot. And everybody hates bots.
If you are the kinda person that always shows up in someone’s mentions with ‘slander’ in front of something they are talking about…or a #NobodyCares when they are talking about something that really is affecting them…you’re probably a dick #inreallife
If you show up in someone’s mentions before eeeeeever talking to them with a link to your music, you’re probably the guy that walks up to the DJ in the club with a CD-R emblazoned with your ‘logo’ in Sharpie #inreallife
If you are the kinda person that responds to a tweet with ‘Why are you in my mentions?’, you probably are the people that don’t wanna talk to people #inreallife. You wanna do all the talking… that’s cool…
My point is your timeline represents you. Yeah, it does. And if your timeline is nothing but Twitpics of unfortunately dressed (or undressed) people or your Tweetfeud with (your name here), it will reflect that you are probably one who judges and fucks with people most of the time. A lotta the qualities associated with this mythical (but becoming realer by the day) #BlackTwitter. The legacy of that hashtag is “Search here for #fuckery and black folks judging each other.”
That’s sad. It just is.
People don’t take their digital footprint seriously enough. “It’s just Twitter.” Well, I saw a lady last night that had to delete her page because her job was all up in her ass. “No freedom-of-speech for YOU.”
…and how about the “comedian” who ‘exposes’ the chicks y’all deem ‘groupies’ by Twitpic’ing naked pics of em that people send in? He went to jail for cyberstalking…but “it’s just Twitter.”
Dudes have been KILLED behind Youtube videos…KILLED…dead.
Twitter is yet another social-media forum you have to be whoever you want, however you want, but reality is most appreciated. I’m just being real. I’m not tryna rain on anyone’s parade, man.
…I DO give a fuck though. When something is said to represent Black folks, yeah, I care. The majority of what people, of all shades, can associate with #BlackTwitter ain’t what representative of me as a person and my timeline will dictate that (most of the time…*shrug* I got jokes, too…)
…I hafta say what I feel and they over there tawgmbout it, mayne. I just didn’t feel like writing another novella over there.
Don’t trip tho… “it’s just Tumblr.”
#NAPTOWN #ATFU #SHRUGLIFE #TBM #LaNON <— Search those.
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