A tweet by radio personality, Tim Modise, has got everyone talking about how they use social media. In his tweet Modise reminded South Africa that while they use the platform to attack each other, others are using it to make a difference in the world
South African journalist, TV and radio presenter, Tim Modise shared a tweet on Saturday that has got people talking about how they use social media.
Briefly.co.za gathers he took to Twitter to post something to inspire people to use the power of social media towards a more positive end.
“I want to appeal to fellow South Africans, whilst we are busy bashing, fighting, insulting, hating, threatening each other on these streets, other cultures are building, learning, growing, advancing, leading on these very social media streets. Good luck!” he said.
The tweet, shared by over a hundred people including TV personality, Peter Ndoro, inspired a wide range of mostly positive responses.
Modise has held senior positions in both government and non-governmental organisations, including chairing the 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee and advising the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism.
As usual, South African twitter didn't disappoint and some replies were humorous, and some quite combative, almost proving the point Modise was making.
One reply even used the recently trending meme's of "waiting for a sign" and "I'll listen on the radio, thank you". The later pokes fun at Modise's history in talk radio where many people who called in with questions for guest would end their statements with the words, "I'll listen on the radio."
Some raised another commonly repeated theme on social media of suggesting white people and other races never fought amongst themselves as much as black people do.
Colonialism was also apportioned some of the blamed for the problem.
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