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Trump supporters and big breasts: The superficial nature of who we follow on Social Media.

I enjoy the crazy Twitter profiles, memes, posts, and photos just like the next guy. The creativity offered from the millions of users on twitter can be inspiring, alarming, humorous, loving, and any other adjective you can think of. Yet, I have noticed something in the last few years, a condition that has plagued the platform ever since we entered into the 2016 Presidential election between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. I think most conservatives would agree that the censorship of posts and accounts on Twitter increased significantly as the Presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary inched closer and closer. Without a doubt, the censorship campaign has had a tremendous effect on the platform.

As more and more people are censored, one could argue that the dialogue between those of opposing view points has decreased significantly. Political polarization has reached an all-time high in America and has been that way for multiple election cycles. So what happens when we block each other on Twitter? We put ourselves in an echo chamber. Sure, it feels good to be around voices of agreement, but is it healthy? Obviously, if one thinks through this dilemma with an honest mindset they will conclude that it cannot be productive for valuable discourse. We constantly retweet polls with 90% rates of agreement, as if it were some sort of accomplishment. The lack of discourse is blatant when you view political polls across Twitter.

BIGTITTAYSLikewise, the nature of who and what we follow on social media has become superficial in many ways. The most obvious is the amount of male Trump supporters who follow accounts with a photo of a sexy blonde in a Make America Great Again hat. The user could be real, or it could be a fat ass liberal sitting behind his computer laughing at the stupidity of some Trump supporters. No one knows. The content is repetitive and typically lacks any sort of cohesive value. At a certain point, we have to ask ourselves why we are engaging with this type of communication? Is it valuable, or is it destructive or pointless?

I know this standard does not only apply to Republicans, or Trump supporters. My overall point is that Twitter is a bathroom wall. You are restricted to limited characters, which is a limit on language. It has lowered our standards for communication from honest discussion to brutal insults and narcissistic cries for help.

On the other hand, Twitter has a purpose. The limit on language was meant to inspire users to post words that are more meaningful, or powerful. By simply posting #MAGA or #FuckTrump over and over again, memes, or polls that simply bolster false confidence users are compromising on their ability to engage and learn from one another.

What can we do? We must follow those that are producing solid content that is well sourced and objective. It is okay to engage in some of these fun or pointless activities, but at a certain point one must ask who is trying to help me, or take advantage of me? Those that produce “Twitter Porn” with a “sex sells” marketing strategy to promote a specific cause are not producing anything of real value. They are lazy. They are cheaters. They have stolen time from you that you can never get back. We complain about mainstream media, yet we continue to support the porn stars at Fox News and CNN, and the thousands of users on Twitter who probably stole their sexy headshot from a stock photo site. It is time we start being more considerate of who we follow on social media. Give credit to where it is due.

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