Thursday, November 15, 2012

Twitter Fight and Real War: The IDF and Hamas

One of the amusing/annoying aspects of Twitter as a social media platform is the way that "Twitter fights" erupt on it constantly with people hurling 140-character insults and zingers at each other.  Yesterday, though, as some friends and I were just discussing, the online Twitter fight and actual warfare slammed together in one of the most surreal, "what is reality?" moments I've ever seen online.  To wit: as the IDF and Hamas were mixing it up on the ground in the Gaza Strip, both parties were also mixing it up on Twitter in real time.  Buzzfeed has coverage, as does Twitchy.  (Seriously, though, I don't get why the IDF now doesn't have a gazillion followers on Twitter.)

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