There's really nothing finer than the social media comments when someone asks a seemingly harmless question about the vibe of a few small towns. It's as if Bozeman folks can't help themselves...MUST...RESPOND...GIVE...WITTY...FEEDBACK.
Unsurprisingly, the verbal assaults started immediately after the decision was made that the Bozeman School District will require masks. Lawsuits are already in the works. To be clear, this writing is not about the politics of the decision but rather the harshness of the ensuing online trash talking.
Bozeman is having an identity crisis. Where we came from vs. where we're going. Traffic. Housing. Comments about the weather. Nothings seems relaxed around here anymore and we're sort of hating on ourselves.
YouTube prankster Jake Vale recently filmed a "Social Media Experiment" in a busy area of Irvine, California. He figured out how to find the most recent stuff people nearby him posted publicly on social media. He then uses the information to mess with them by pretending he's psychic. I think the experiment shows not to trust modern psychics! Check this out:
While the social media landscape often changes quickly, it’s pretty clear that networking on those sites is going to be a big part of our lives for a long time—both personally and professionally.