Public Nerd Display Shows The 'Frightening' Side Of Twitter

Forget people acting like idiots on Twitter. That's not scary. It's stupid. What's scary is just how pervasive — meta, even — Twitter has become.

Case in point: The above photo was snapped and posted onto Twitter. Some hardcore figure collectors like to take photos of their plastic friends outside. This is not mainstream at all in Japan. It's not really scary either. Let's not judge! Well, let's not judge too much.

Regardless, we have a Twitter user posting a photo of his Hatsune Miku figure at the train station. Got it. But that's not the freaky part!

Then, we have another person who sees this, and tweets out: "At Shibuya Station during rush hour, there was this idiot putting out a doll."

And, there was another person who tweeted out a photo of the same individual with the Hatsune Miku figure. The difference is that the tweet was a photo of a photo on his digital camera. Oh, and that this Twitter user hoped that the figure photographer would die. That's... not nice.

(While writing this post, I kind of hoped that someone on Twitter would take a photo of me writing it, and then tweet it out. But, alas, that did not happen. Sadly.)

These days, seemingly everyone is using Twitter. Everyone. They're watching you! Like Big Brother, but with only 140 characters. So, that's right, you cannot take photos of plastic figures in the privacy of Shibuya Station anymore. What is the world coming to?

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    Not a fan myself, but i somehow ended up with a Miku figurine sitting on my monitor and a Miku plushy hanging above my bed. My partner REALLY loves her for some reason.

    Don't worry Brian, this article was tweeted not long after it was posted.

    This is why I don't get too caught up in social media. Inherently, a lot of the people who are into it aren't very nice.

    That guy might know he's not an idiot. He might be totally comfortable with who he is and what he's doing. But read enough negative comments about yourself from random strangers and it's still going to effect you.

    It's a shame. People love judging.

      you're pretty ironic...

        Making truthful observations is not irony.

          It isn't but judging people for judging is.

            That's hypocrisy, not irony.

              Yeah, you're right. I drop the ball on that one...

            Wait.... Are you judging me? On social media? Thx for proving my point!


    Given the amount of people going through Shibuya station at rush hour with their phones out, it's not overly surprising that he was spotted. It's a weird thing to have the same vector of information capture it though.

    We're rapidly approaching the point where any privacy is a thing of the past. People seem very intent on making every single fact about them public knowledge and anything we don't reveal, others will gladly do it for us without asking. It's why accounts that use real names is such a scary prospect, people can find out where you are, where you go, what you do and who you know very easily. Although, it's merely just a moderate challenge without one. /socialcommentary

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