#MicroblogMondays 51: Turn it Off
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I was listening to a recent Nerdist episode with Andy Samberg, and they touched on being tried in the Twitter court of public opinion. Even as a sketch is unfolding, people are tweeting their opinions of it, and it influences the performer’s… self-esteem? Work? Future projects? All of the above?
Who wants to be creative when creativity can bite you in the ass?
Anyway, Samberg admits that when he hosted SNL, he simply didn’t go online for a bit. And Chris counters that doing so (shutting out that court of public opinion) shows how much we do have control over how we perceive our reality. We can tune other people out simply by not going online.
Easier said than done.
If you knew there was a post written about you, could you stop yourself from reading it? What if you knew for a fact that it was negative? What if you knew for a fact that it was positive?
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