If you spend a lot of time on Twitter, chances are you'll come across somebody who really grinds your gears. They'll say something rude/wrong/silly/unnecessary and you'll be tempted to engage. A spat will ensue. A kerfuffle. It's important you are prepared. Below is your template. If this happens to you, assume the role of tech evangelist and Rackspace Startup Liaison Officer, Robert Scoble.
Conflict can come out of nowhere, like this link to a thoughtful and interesting post about the role of Facebook's algorithms in censoring a very important and sensitive national news story.
A fellow thinkfluencer refutes your claim.
Here is where it is important not to give up. Dig in.
Here, you could give up. But this is a marathon. Steel yourself.
And then, when nobody is expecting it, repeat this tweet word-for-word:
*the ground below you begins to shake*
Now, finish him.
For the purposes of full disclosure, the author's Klout score is 14 points lower than Robert Scoble's.
Charlie Warzel is a senior writer for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Warzel reports on and writes about the intersection of tech and culture.
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