Geek Ink Thinks: Saving the world, one hundred and fourty characters at a time

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You can say a lot in 140 characters. Okay, maybe you can’t.


Excuse me. As I was saying: You have a 140 character limit and yet somehow you’ve become the default channel for discussion when it comes to certain social issues. Don’t get me wrong, Reddit has undoubtedly had its fair share of controversy, but when shit gets real, it gets real on Twitter first. I mean, how many times have you heard “Oh my God! Did you hear what Alec Baldwin said on Reddit?”

But honestly, I don’t get it. You can’t construct a proper argument or have a proper discussion with only 140 characters. Imagine if Martin Luther King, or Winston Churchill, or the President from Independence Day chose Twitter as their communication medium of choice… well, the results speak for themselves.

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And of course, when it comes to “important” subjects of discussion…


There are two things that are really important here.

SATs are pretty important, since we don’t want a bunch of idiots to be running America in a few years. We’ve already seen what happens when they do and we want to avoid repeating that.

And of course, what would the world be like without 5 Seconds of Summer’s Ashton Irwin.


Ashton will one day solve all the worlds problems with pop rock, just you wait and see.

So whether you’re #feminist, #gaymer, #foreveralone, #dancingmoms, #oscar, #4chan, #ChicagoBulls, #GamerGate, #transgender, or #GirlsGoneWild, for the love of God, if you have something important to say, get off Twitter and find a medium┬áthat allows you to say it properly.

And maybe from there you can slowly work your way up to going outside and actually doing something about the problem, instead of just tweeting about from the comfort of your sofa.



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