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Using Twitter for good

Mark Fletcher
March 18th, 2019 · 3 Comments

There are plenty who dismiss Twitter, and other social media platforms as 0ffering no value. The reality is that Twitter, despite flaws, a useful platform for immediate access to news. In a country like ours with the concentration of news ownership we have, Twitter is valuable. Sure, there are many ridiculous tweets. Then, there is a tweet like this one:

And this one:


Category: Social responsibility

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Colin // Mar 18, 2019 at 9:19 AM

    2nd tweet says it all. Roadsweeper in pristine work clothes and shoes, brush and pan that has never been used before. Person filming stood in road. And Mr do_good walking down road not pavement.

    Fake news for the minority who love a good lie.


  • 2 Mark Fletcher // Mar 18, 2019 at 9:25 AM

    Whether it is fake or not is irrelevant, the message on lettering remains potent.


  • 3 Colin // Mar 18, 2019 at 10:25 AM

    The authenticity is totally relevant.

    The message many will get is that it is ok to take the law into your own hands. Next tweet, vigilantes shooting smokers who drop cigarette butts ?

    The best that can be said for it is that it is state propaganda which it is where it should have been left.

    The first tweet however is totally uplifting, love it. Would still have to question why the little guy was given a “0” shirt, surely “100” would have been more appropriate.

    I think you have highlighted why so may distrust twitter


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