Thursday, June 17, 2010

Creating Divisions

What is the point of this?

On twitter, AGBellTweets made derogatory comments about sign language:


10 comments:

Ann said...

A giveaway is the "follower" avatar with the Oppose 2072 website logo.

The opposition is spoofing AGBell's twitter site.

Ann_C

Candy said...

tsk tsk

eighthsacrament said...

I don't like anyone making derogatory comments about people who have chosen auditory-verbal/oral methods just as much as I don't like the same comments being made about TC and bi-bi. I wish some of us (on each side) could take a chill pill and participate in civil discussion like some of us have chosen.

I'm supposed to go to AG Bell next week, at which there are always protesters. It makes me sad that some (not all) people resort to confronting my families and giving misinformation instead of having a dialogue where we can have a better understanding of where each of us is coming from.

Dianrez said...

It's a spoof, certainly, and a very funny one. Lighten up. Just enjoy it. If it makes some people think, all the better. However, to be able to laugh at oneself shows balance.

DJ Stacey said...

This is eye opening. Whoever did this ought to be ashamed of themselves! What in the world was this person thinking?

MM said...

Is Twitter relevant anyway ? It is mostly the domain of those who talk drivel or 'twitter' inanities, most are celeb chasers aren't they ? Clearly someone has ID'd the hard core ASL sector and find it all too easy to wind them up and A G Bell, who are totally immune anyway to any criticisms. It's more a message about political correctness and the ongoing railroading of common sense by Americans minorities, we have it here in the UK too, they said the meek would inherit the world, they didn't say common sense would have to go as well...

candy said...

twitter is for the birds...

MM, I never understood twitter myself and one would have to really tweet to twit. So, I don't tweet, I try, but I don't. So, therefore, I don't twit.

Imposers have only one purpose...doesn't take a bird brain to understand that.

Anonymous said...

dianrez: it's not a spoof if they don't make it clear that they're impersonating AGbell. facebook and twitter are all going crazy with comments - and i am copying and typing them directly - if i could upload a screen shot, i would:

"AG Bell have reached to the new lows. If you want evidence, check their twitter page out. People who does business with them must be dumb."

"They be going down soon anyways"

"Holy. And I thought nothing would shock me anymore. This takes the cake"

"OMG OMG OMG OMG and I just QUIT the depression field! This is too unreal"

"This is a travesty!"

"There *are* stupid people in this world, they do stupid things including making stupid comments. Stupidity. They'd be egged on soon enough"

and many, many, many more.

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Linda said...

Not a spoof FROM the opposition.

OPPOSEAB2072 was following it for the same reasons you guys were.

Thinking, first, that it was from the real AGBell site, then trying to figure out why anybody would DO that and just when AGBell was going to step in...

Lots of rogues and hooligans from all the frustration over the required resolution of this ancient issue.

Seems to me that each side will always see more of the hooligans from the other side than from their own, because of the stealth and directness of these sorts of attacks.

Of course, toning down some of the inflammatory rhetoric on the blogs could go a long way to help calm down the mischief...

If anybody cared to start doing that...

- Linda