I gotta hand it to my friend Hoopes. After a post over at NRO where he basically blamed Twitter and other social media for Anthony Weiner’s perversion, he came a long way to a rather good post on the potential pitfalls of social media as well as guidelines for responsible usage. None of which surprised me or put me off my consistent message.
The most ironic part about it was how he first lampooned the imagined use of Twitter by historic personages like George Washington, a move which I termed the “reduction ad teenagerum” because it assumes that all people who use Twitter will necessarily become like teenagers, i.e., insubstantial and profane, and then used Twitter to alert me of his most recent post:
As can all who observe decorum and prudential judgment in their use of these new and powerful tools of communications.