Millions of people use Twitter. In fact, from anyone who has noticed, 2009 was the year that Twitter literally exploded and finally became more mainstream. Since then, many businesses and celebrities use the service in many ways.
Some celebrities share information of articles about them or where they are going to be if they are in the mood to welcome the public, or for pure publicity. Back in 2010, Trent Reznor of the band Nine Inch Nails decided that Twitter was no longer for him (by the way, the link to his old Twitter account is to a Twitter ‘Page not found.’ He had quite the followership and was quite active in his tweet stream. He got down with the masses of fans and haters alike to tweet. It was the haters who ended up the winner.
However, he has not been the only one to feel the glares and flamage. Businesses, celebrities, and even normal people on a daily basis on Twitter are getting the same treatment. It all boils down to how you handle the situation. If you have gotten into a situation where people are harassing you on Twitter, or any other social network.
1. Report to the service (Twitter or whatever other social network you use) if the accusations are threatening or defamation of character.
2. Just ignore it. Flamers get tired when you do not fuel the fire.
3. Block users you feel you do not want to hear from if they are persistent.
Not everyone will ever agree with what you say, so you may catch a few kerfluffles, but it is best to be laid back about the situation.
In fact, there is a saying to not “feed the trolls” as when you are in a position of influence, no matter what it is, there are people that take joy in causing problems just for the fun of it. The results could be a loss of followers, or your reputation will be slandered.
Have you had any drama on Twitter? How have you handled it? What celebrities have you seen that have had problems with Twitter drama? What other suggestions do you have to handle Twitter drama?