AllFacebook InsideFacebook InsideMobileApps InsideSocialGames SocialTimes LostRemote TVNewser TVSpy AgencySpy PRNewser MediaJobsDaily UnBeige

It’s #PositiveTwitterDay Today: Will You Participate?

Did you know that today is #PositiveTwitterDay? In an effort to get a little camaraderie going on the 140-character network, a group of people are sending out messages of positivity in each tweet – and, like any online movement these days, a group of detractors are trolling.

Started by Sunder Katwala (@SunderSays), Director of the British Future organization, #PositiveTwitterDay is, in his words:

“a mere hashtag to promote civility, and a conversation about the culture of social media.”

Taken up by the likes of Guido Fawkes (@GuidoFawkes) – whose normally biting tweets are a bit mellowed out today – it’s making some waves on Twitter.

Most people are tweeting about the little things in life that make them happy, like a good breakfast or getting fit. But some #PositiveTwitterDay tweets are positively inspiring, like the mother who tweeted about taking her 6 month old to see the grandparents, five years after being told she could never have children.

But not all response to #PositiveTwitterDay is, er, positive. Here’s a sample of the kinds of things that Twitter users who are apparently against positivity are saying:

 

And, of course, there are those who are just plain hilarious:

 

Do you think movements like #PositiveTwitterDay could make our digital worlds a little bit better? Or are they encouraging fake sentiment and banality? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

(Hat tip: The Telegraph)

Mediabistro Course

Social Media 201

Social Media 201Starting October 13, Social Media 201 picks up where Social Media 101 left off, to provide you with hands-on instruction for gaining likes, followers, retweets, favorites, pins, and engagement. Social media experts will teach you how to make social media marketing work for your bottom line and achieving your business goals. Register now!