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Posts Tagged ‘Twitter Activist’

#FirstWorldProblems Really Aren’t – But Are You A Jerk For Tweeting Them?

Twitter is a funny place. A joke hashtag one day could make you a tweeting outcast the next.

Take #FirstWorldProblems for instance. If you’ve been on Twitter for any length of time, you’ve likely seen silly tweets attached to this hashtag. Well, add “Getting guff on Twitter” to your #FirstWorldProblems list, because the hashtag starting to seriously tick off some people.

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Chinese Bride/Activist Jailed for Single Retweet

The past few weeks have been rife with news about people getting into trouble because of their tweets, but this appears to be the harshest punishment dolled out recently: A Chinese bride was arrested – on her wedding day – because of something she retweeted. The authorities have sentenced her to one year of hard labor to “re-educate” her. Amnesty has stepped in to plead for the woman’s rights, but thus far authorities aren’t budging.
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