While scouring the #BlogHer12 hashtag on Twitter and responding to conversations, I started to wonder. Are social media networks breeding bad manners? I mean, every time I respond to a tweet I see I feel like I am interrupting someone’s conversation. Were they talking to me? Do they want me to respond? Who the heck knows? I mean, it is out there for the world to see, but what happens when you tweet in response to a previous tweet between two people in a public hashtag? Isn’t that the equivalent of walking up to two people on the street and putting your two cents into their conversation?
Don’t get me wrong, I love social media and will continue to tweet, it was just food for thought. Or how about Facebook and their poking action. Why are we poking each other? What does a poke even do other than make the pokie think “Why did that person just poke me?” You wouldn’t go up to someone on the street and poke them then run off would you?
What do you think?