Kyle Williams Twitter Death Threats, 50 Cent's Dirty Follower, Twitter Mourns Joe Paterno: The Twitter Feed

Kyle Williams Twitter Death Threats, 50 Cent's Dirty Follower, Twitter Mourns Joe Paterno: The Twitter Feed
Crips....... Really?

In this edition of The Twitter Feed, we take a look at the uglier side of Twitter. Twitter is a great tool for both public figures and casual users. It enables celebrities, athletes and political figures to appear more "accessible" to the general population. As for the followers, it gives them a more "personal" vantage point to those in which they idolize or respect.

Then there is the dark side to Twitter. The one that forces those who create accounts to cancel them. Death threats, personal attacks, all on the most public of forums are a destructive combination and a recipe for undoubted disaster.

That wasn't more evident in the case of San Francisco 49'ers return specialist and son of Chicago White Sox general manager Kenny Williams, son Kyle Williams. Williams replaced Ted Ginn as the Niners' return man, after Ginn was ruled inable to play.

The young Williams failed to get out of the way of a punt, the ball touched Williams and the Giants recovered. It looked as if either Williams didn't know the ball touched him, or he was trying to convince millions of viewers and camera's they were all wrong. Unfortunately for Kyle the misfortunes didn't end there.

With the game in overtime, Williams fumbled a punt, giving the ball back to New York, who scored to win and advance to the Super Bowl. After the game, Williams suffered what I view as the Darkside of Twitter, followers began to send Williams hate-Tweets of the harshest manner,

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And then there was the flat out bizarre...

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49'ers President Jed York chimed in on all the criticism on his Twitter account..

Williams has since responded to the all the noise being made on Twitter, handling the issue with class. He could have cleared his locker and waited out the media like some NFL players do to cushion the blow of embarrassment. But like a true professional, Williams stuck in and answered the media's questions about the miscues and Twitter,

“It’s one of those feelings that you don’t ever want to feel on the football field, to give it up in a situation like that,” he said. “It’s painful. We’re very passionate about what we do, and we’re very passionate about getting to the Super Bowl. To be able to be that close and not to get to it is painful, but hopefully we’re going to get through it as a team and we’ll be back.”

Like many others have said on Twitter in response to the detestable tweets around the globe,

Keep your head up Kyle - like in football or any other sport, you win as a team and you lose as a team.

 

Fiddy's Response

50 Cent took the world by storm in 2003, with his mixtape-turned-six times platinum album "Get Rich or Die Tryin", catapulting the Queens native into instant commercial success. A while has passed since his first album and each of his following albums never reached a success that of GRoDT.

50, like many other celebrities has taken to Twitter, earning an official Twitter account, marked by a blue symbol that recognizes it is the official handle of a certain member of the spotlight.

@50cent has been pretty active in recent months on Twitter, promoting himself and fellow money-lover Floyd Mayweather Jr. whom both work together on various projects. However Fiddy recently tweeted about a particular extra-curricular activity,

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 And 50 responded..


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 Then it gets a bit odd...


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To which 50 responded...

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And as many of these Twitter-fights end, a fan or follower will take a personal shot and end the back and forth. 50 cent has most recently been in news due to his tumultuous relationship with his son's mother. Who he has reportedly taken most of his child support and other monies granted due to suspected infidelity and occupancy of one of his homes, which she was granted, by another man.

This is what Twitter can become. Not sure if it was ever intended on being this kind of outlet. But what makes Twitter dangerous, also makes it useful, to have such direct contact with information and sources. It is like you have anyone that has a Twitter handle's phone number.

It is also a public forum for mourning, encouragement and announcement. When things of a public matter happen in the media, it is also common practice to now check Twitter accounts to see who is saying what about what topic or tragedy.

Keep checking out "The Twitter Feed" button to see what your favorite athletes, writers, and celebrities are saying in 140 characters or less.

Check out the Twitter Feed below to see what everyone is saying about the late, great Joe Paterno,

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