I never actually purchased any music by Fleet Foxes (please don't throw your shoes at me). That is, until I saw this tweet:
"No matter how good a musician you are, if you diss other bands in print / on twitter / are snarky, I care about your band less. It NEVER comes across as funny / smart / cutting. It's just negativity. You look mean. There's enough negativity on the internet already."
Robin Pecknold (Fleet Foxes frontman)
I loved this so much, I went out and bought a bunch of their songs. I feel the same way, whether it's about a band, friend, or stranger. That's not to say that you do not have that right (you do!!), but it's just the honest to God truth- it makes me much less interested in you when you do these things. Any time I see a tweet from someone that starts with "I guess some people think it's ok to... (fill in the blank)", I immediately unfollow them. If I'm going through my day feeling positive and motivated, why should I end up in the middle of someone else's argument that they're not having? To avoid spoiling your own positive day with my negativity, I will end by saying this- Does tweeting passive aggressive things really make you feel better? Send someone a compliment, it surely will. Thanks for reading.
PS. In case I need to clarify, there is a huge difference between one on one confrontation, and posting snarky comments on FB and Twitter.