I’ve had my Twitter account for 16 years, and over that span of time, I’ve sent out tens of thousands of tweets. Many have been nothing more that post notifications or “one off” charts that I’ve shared, and there have been plenty of them that have been edgy, saucy, or even provocative.
In spite of this, I’ve hardly ever caused a ripple on the water. Most of my tweets typically get anywhere from 10 to 20 Likes, and it’s usually from more or less than same people, even though I’ve got 24,500 organically-obtained followers.
On Friday, however, I sent out a tweet which, by my standards, was incredibly innocuous, and yet it provoked a relatively firestorm.(more…)