Regarding those pesky Danny Gokey Twitter Trends…
This is a timely and interesting article about Twitter Trends / Spamming in today’s Mashable. Check it out. I thought about these same issues last night when I discovered a certain top-ranking Twitter trend when I hopped online.
While part of me finds the whole #sophiasheart response to last month’s #gokeyisadouche Twitter Attack utterly laughable, it does help illuminate certain truths.
First off, all those Twitter trends are just becoming spam central. It’s obnoxious and annoying. It’s one thing if you’re trying to market something tangible (i.e., #moonfruit or #evpwsop), its another when its just SPAM. Once something starts trending, then people just attach all sorts of obnoxious spam to it, rendering a lot of these top trends useless.
(And in general, Twitter is annoying…but I don’t have time to get into my opinions on Twitter in regards to sociology and pop culture, nor do I have time to do any textual analysis so…)
Second, Gokey fans launching a Twitter attack on the anniversary of their beloved Idol’s wife’s death? I believe this may have been on command from him? Not sure, but while I’m sure people want to do things for charity, this isn’t the way to do it. And frankly, the guy should mourn in private rather than on…Twitter? He might have gone about this shit in the wrong way, but everyone loves to air their personal bullshit on Twitter these days. Of course, his fans seemed to run with this and hell, I’m sure they really piled on the tributes and memorial donations in the hopes he would notice them.
I didn’t care for the guy on the show and most of the stuff he says and does makes me cringe, but I can’t go so far to say he is a horrible person. I don’t know the guy and from what I’ve seen, a lot of his actions could be out of naivite or stupidity…or the fact Pastor Rolex has served as a role model spiritual leader for the last several years of his life.
Pastor Rolex is always lots o’ fun on Twitter. He talks about eating out a lot. And movies he sees. And the treadmill. He eats a lot, then he talks about going on the treadmill to burn it all off. He also seems to travel a lot. Must be on church business, of course. Tithe away, FBIM Faithful, tithe away!
Let’s check out some of Pastor Rolex’s recent Twitter gems.
Here is one Tweet where I think he may display a tinge of homophobia, but I’m leaving that up to you. The guy has a habit of talking out of his ass. Most obviously, he is once again actively voicing his love for both food AND material consumption.
Right before talking about Sophia Gokey yesterday, Pastor Rolex pimps out his church service. Like, seriously…he pimps it …
Can’t wait for church tonight @ FaithBuilders Milwaukee! Gonna be off the CHAAAINN!Kickin it old school with my homies!Meet ya @ the crib 7p
10:14 AM Jul 9th from web
The Pastor Rolex goes into the Danny & Sophia Gokey stuff, but it takes about 3 or 6795 Tweets because he is so verbose. I’ll just post them all in one string…
Those who love & care about Danny Gokey please remember that today is the one year anniversary of Sophia’s death! It would be great if u…
10:59 AM Jul 9th from web
(cont) Please pray for Danny and Sophia’s family! Maybe send Danny an encouraging tweet!:) Sophie was the best and she is in our future!
11:01 AM Jul 9th from web
Like I said, I don’t know about Danny Gokey being a douchebag, but I’m 100% positive Pastor Rolex is one. Sure, I hated most of Gokey’s performances, the heart hands, the “godly way” stuff with Sarver, the Jesus shit, et al, but sometimes I just think the guy is clueless and/or naive rather than a bastion of complete and utter evil douchebaggery.
Basically, I pretty much just wonder if the guy would be a bit easier to take had he not stumbled into Faith Builders International Ministries for services one day, don’t you?