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Twitter Is Not An Online Text Messaging

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Well, according to the title I’m feeling that Twitter is not the place for online text messaging. Although it is indeed permitted to communicate via Twitter, easily tag others through mention, reply, re-tweet someone else, but Twitter should not be used to be a text messaging protocol.

As the name implies, MicroBlogging, means micro or very short blog and blog itself comes from Web-Log, which means a daily record (log) on the web. Here the diary (log) is not tantamount to a short message (text message/short message). Unfortunately, many people consider both are same, so they are using Twitter as a place for having online text messaging Whatever they are doing, where, with whom, or something that is not important or in sarcasm, trashes, they tweet those on Twitter.

Internet Ethics is truly lack in Indonesia, children was introduced to information technology, internet, etc, but they are not taught about ethics. Especially, the important matter, ethics in online socializing, such as on Facebook and Twitter. Twitter should become a media we can fulfilled with important short notes, just like a News Ticker. My own thoughts about ethics in tweet content is briefly as follows.

I’m only give short suggestion, no need to take long story and your life span, yet we can still think well and wise thus we should be able to sort out for the sake of ethical maturity process .

From tweets I  have read, mostly Indonesian people tweets unimportant things a lot, in contrary of foreigner who tweets more useful information. Here we can see the understanding and awareness of the foreigner is better, when in fact Indonesian people can be more clever but unfortunately they are lacking of social ethics in the Internet.