Sorry to have you reading a blog about such negative stuff but there is a DARK side to Twitter Ijust have to share with you. I have have had a Twitter account for almost two years. I have over 10,000 followers and have read and written thousands of Tweets!
I like meeting celebrities as a fan and have been lucky enough to meet them on the job too! My mom and I use Twitter to support charities, meet new people, and help others learn how to meet celebrities. We post about any and every upcoming event we find out about!
Over the years, we have come across some crazy stuff on Twitter.
We think about 95% of people on Twitter are good, kind hearted and sweet! If you are reading this, then i bet you are one of the good guys! BUT the other 5% have issues!
Maybe their parents are divorced. Maybe their lives are really boring. Maybe they really have mental problems. Who knows? But there are people on Twitter who are doing very bad things.
The 3 we are going to talk about are:
When I tweet about these things because I think I found a poser or faker half the people say “How dare you judge them! ” What if you are wrong?” “Then you are the bully!” the other half want to know more and have tons of questions. So I can’t win on Twitter.
That’s why I’m writing this with my moms help!!
1. Posers — please know that anyone can open an account and say anything!
There are no Twitter police, no one asks for ID, no one gives fingerprints.
A person can have as many accounts as they want!
There are 3 kinds of posers:
1. Posing as another regular person
2. Posing as a celebrity account
3. Posing as an “official back up /private account.
Posing as a regular person-
A forty year old man can say he is a 13 yr old girl and use a pic from the web!
A girl can say she’s a guy! A person can say anything on Twitter.
Celebrity Posers – Huge celebrities with lots of fans and posers can get Verified on Twitter. Stars like Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, and Taylor Swift have verified accounts. They or their representatives have gone through a formal process and provided documents to Twitter. Some lesser known stars especially, kid stars, often aren’t verified. Often people pose as these celebrities and trick a lot of people. Skai Jackson and Caitlyn Carmichael have no Twitter.
Brenda Song and Taylor Lautner are two celebs who have posers with 1000′s of followers. Neither has Twitter!
If they did, they would be verified immediately.
Posing as a back up celeb account-
We have met over 300 celebs. We ask about their twitter and no one ever said they had a back up account.
Why would a celeb need a private account if they wanted to tweet their celeb friends they would text them!
This is just a trick posers use to get around Twitter’s system for verification.
My mom says teens like to feel special and smart. So this is why they believe that they were smart enough to find Selena or Taylor’s private account and that they are actually “chatting” with a famous person. Sorry, celebs love their fans but they don’t do this.
One helpful hint is fake private accounts tweet and follow other fake private accounts.
Signs someone is a poser:
1. No original pics just Google Images
2. They Tweet a LOT most celebs are busy with school, work, press events.
3. The cast of their show or other famous friends/family are NOT following them.
The next negative thing on Twitter are fakers
There are 4 kinds of fakers
1. People who fake having a disease.
2. People who fake attempting to kill themselves or faking actually killing themselves.
3. People who fake a death in the family.
4. People faking that they are on a new show that is coming on Disney or other channel.
People who fake having a disease-
A certain Disney celeb became friends with a girl on Twitter who had Cystic Fibrosis. He helped her get followers and when she came to LA, he visited her hotel and let her come to the set fir the day.
Shortly after, many people started tweeting that same star saying they had Cystic Fibrosis or cancer. Some posted pics of bald kids saying it was them. One person tweeted two pics of “herself” but the eyes were different colors. The person was using Google Images. One person tweeted “check my Twitter tomorrow at 2 when I announce whether or not I have cancer”
She went on and on about going to the hospital. At two she tweeted “it’s true I have cancer! Pray for me @______ celeb name and @___ celeb name.
She tweeted pics if her “treatment” they were actually pink ribbon pens in a basket!! Again a Google Image!
No one wants to doubt or question someone who is sick but there are signs someone is faking being sick.
1. They are “new” to Twitter but already have emoji’s , know how to RT block and post links.
2. The first people they Tweet is a celeb and they day they are sick right away.
3. They don’t really know about their disease. Kids who are sick grow up fast they don’t say doctor they say oncologist they know/ understand their treatment/ medicine
4. Their disease is all they talk about and they whine about it. Real sick kids are brave and tough and have real lives they like to talk about.
An important note about suicide!
This is a serious issue and we know many teens struggle with depression and thoughts of suicide.
We believe every so often one of these teens might use Twitter to talk about it and get help. But most of the tweets WE are seeing on OUR timeline seems fake. Most teens become depressed and don’t talk about their problems to anyone. They don’t want attention. They also would not want their idol Ariana, Selena or Demi to know they killed themselves. True fans wouldn’t want to make their idol sad!
Teens who are thinking about suicide need help from real people parents, teachers, relatives, friend’s parents, school staff, not other teens on Twitter and not a celeb. Instead if RTing and getting attention from a celeb – help the person by telling them to get REAL help– that is — if they really need it.
Fakers who say they are going to kill themselves- this is a sad sick new trend! There is a certain celeb who had an article published about how hard it was for her when a fan killed herself.
We noticed a HUGE increase of “suicides” in this stars fanbase the month the article came out. About two fans a day either “died” or “attempted” suicide. Most fans hearing the news on Twitter about their “family” RT’d #RIP____ and tried to spread the word, show support, let the celeb know, and get a trending topic for this “fallen victim of bullying”
The sad truth is many or most of these have been fake!!!
When you go back and read a few days back in their timelines you will see the clues!
1. No talk of bullying. The persons timeline has no hint of bullying or depression.
2. A history of trying to get attention
Some of the faker’s timelines look like this
@___ celebs name “I love you tweet me”
@______ celebs name “you notice everyone but me”
@_____ celebs name what does it take to get noticed by you
Hmm my mentions are dead..
maybe I’d be better off dead RT if you don’t think I should die
@____ celebs name I’m your biggest fan but you ignore me and everyone teases me for being your fan– it’s just too hard to go on!
@today’s my last day on Earth
@_____ celebs name sorry I wasn’t strong enough. I don’t deserve to be your fan
We have seen this and read this not exactly but many timelines like this..
Then sometimes we see this
Hi this is @____’s mom. I found her with a knife can someone help me understand what happened ??
Please know that twitter is important to me and you but a teen’s mom who found her child with a knife wouldn’t sit down and start tweeting!!
Then the timeline has this..
Hi it’s @_____ I’m back thanks for helping me and all your sweet tweets oh and I got a lot of new followers.
People faking their own suicide-
Remember people can have many accounts. Some people open one account. Then open another account and one account is a “bully account”
And one is a “victim” account.
So the tweets go back and forth and one account has an owner who “killed themselves”
Faking a death in the family.
Pretty much you can understand this.
Someone pretends that their sister/cousin someone dies tragically and wants to trend something or get celebs to RT #RIP_____
This is hard to prove unless the person is pretty dumb and messes up their story. Most people who lost a lived one wouldn’t really care about celeb’s RTs or being a Trending Topic-
The only sign would be a history of trying to get attention and not getting it.
There are a few kinds of haters
1. Real haters who hate one or a few people
2. Haters who hate everyone
3. Fake haters
I’ve had a lot of haters people get upset if they lose a fame I play with my followers, get jealous that I met their idol, get mad at me for busting them.
Twitter doesn’t really help with haters even if they cuss and threaten you. I had a guy make a you tube video with those cartoon characters saying he would take a gun and shoot my head off if he ever met me in person. The police and Twitter did nothing. They both just said block and ignore them.
That is good advice RTing and arguing with them gives them attention. That’s what they want. So think about it. I give people ONE chance because sometimes they didn’t understand something or were just bored! If they fight back then I block them.
Some haters have other regular accounts they use and just use the hate account to cause trouble.