“Never offend someone who has a Rottweiler in their profile photo and is in charge of the unofficial Eazy-E fan club.”
That’s a lesson in Twitter etiquette I learned the wrong way. I’ll be teaching folks everything I know about Twitter at the Quitter Conference on February 10 & 11, but that’s a free nugget of wisdom for you.
In my defense, that terrifying gentleman with the threatening vocabulary misinterpreted what I had said about Eazy-E, the 1980s rapper.
Here’s what I tweeted from @jonacuff:
Every time I see Dr. Dre optimizing computers in that HP commercial, I think, “This is exactly what NWA was all about.”
I wasn’t making fun of Easy-E. I was making a social commentary on the unexpected career trajectory of Dr. Dre. There’s not a person alive who heard Dr. Dre in the 1980s and thought, “You know what this guy will be doing in the future? Optimizing computers for Hewlett Packard.”
Next thing I know, I’m involved in a tweet battle with a guy in Compton.
But in addition to picking up wisdom like that on Twitter, I discovered something else really interesting the other day. And it came to me in the form of a virus.