The terrorists in the Kenyan mall attack on Sunday used TWITTER to brag about their brutality. WTF?! What kind of world are we living in where terrorists are using social media to spread news of the bloodbath they are creating?! It is so incredibly sick. No offense meant to Twitter, of course. They got on it and deleted the terrorists’ account once they realized what was going on.
I’m not much of a Twitter fan, to be honest. Not because of the terror tweets, but because of tweets in general. To me, it’s one constant status update. This latest incident just happened to be a more negative and terrifying update than normal.
What do you think of the role of social media in today’s more negative news events? Do the pitfalls of social media overweigh the positives? Could the world being more connected actually be a bad thing?