I kid you not.
A simple Twitt story, really. Some Tweep involved in an exchange with some folks about MDMA says
@ayiasophia Are you reading @drugmonkeyblog on MDMA research? Great source. @girlinterruptin @beckyfh
So I looked at what the participants were chatting about and chimed in. As is my wont.
One of these discussions got a little involved since it started getting off into the science. Unsurprisingly, as is typical for Twitter and the 140 char limit, it can be hard to advance very quickly. Mostly because one has little knowledge of the other person's pre-existing knowledge base and has to operate on the basis of what they actually Tweet. So, you know, when someone starts down the road of "MDMA is totes self-limiting because you can never regain the original high", yeah, I'm going to check and make sure the person understands that this drug is structurally an amphetamine and has some shared pharmacological effects with all the other amphetamines. I kind of have an interest.
At any rate after a whole string of exchanges (I count 11 replies to me) this person says:
Am I missing something, do you just barge into other ppl's convos, pick fights and patronise them for any particular reason?
This is hilarious. Of course, I DO barge into other people conversations and pick fights with them. Yes, I have been known to patronize now and again. Whether I do it for "any particular reason" is, of course, up to the observer to judge.
But all independent of me....
You got your social media that is private...cell phone, Skype, email, direct messaging on Twitter...heck you can even lock your Twitter account to keep it semi-limited.
And then you got your social media that is public. That would be "public" to the entire Internet-using population of the planet. Open Twitter messaging is public.
What the stones are you doing engaging on one of the public Internet-enabled media types if you don't expect the Internet using public to read?
Christ. Sometimes I think the entire Internet was constructed just to give PhysioProf and I constant LOLs...