The internet can be a bad and scary place. Yesterday, we were offered a moment of reprieve when many websites went down, struck by a massive DDoS attack. But the internet is back today and everything is flowing just like it always has. An alt-right troll tweets a Nazi Pepe at a Jewish journalist. An asshole from your high school posts an #AllLivesMatter rant on Facebook. The world continues to turn.
Now that things are back in order, and my sweet Twitter has returned, I have a new found appreciation for the luscious content she provides us. Sure, Twitter has had an abuse problem since its inception, that’s been exacerbated as of late, likely due to the 2016 election and the rise of the alt-right. Twitter’s harassment problem is so bad for the company, that it might’ve been the reason nobody wanted to buy it.
But Twitter can also be a beacon of good. And White Men Can’t Jump star Wesley Snipes’ account teaches us the beauty that can be born out of the troubled social network.
Snipes has achieved great things with his Twitter. Last month, he put a call to action out to his fans: he wanted help finding one of his favorite jacket from the 1980s.
We truly love your energy too, Wesley. Never stop tweeting.