The Big Ben block party is ending

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One of the most intriguing aspects of the Twitter experience comes from Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, whose account has blocked an incredibly large number of other accounts.

Although Roethlisberger does not personally handle the Twitter account, he realizes that it’s his account — verified with a blue check mark — and thus he’s the one who is blocking people, even if he’s not actually pressing “block” on Twitter. And, per a source with knowledge of the situation, that is changing.

The block party is ending. The plan is to unblock all accounts, and implementation was due to commence on Tuesday.

So if you’re one of the many who ended up without access to @_BigBen7, that’s apparently going to change. And kudos to Roethlisberger for understanding that, if it’s going to be his account, the unpredictable, widespread, and at times confusing “block” decisions made by someone else ultimately will trace to, and stick to, Roethlisberger himself.

19 responses to “The Big Ben block party is ending

  1. Lol if I was an athlete I’d be blocking a lot of people to. Some of the things people tweet to them from behind a computer screen and anonymous accounts is mind boggling.

  2. I don’t use Twitter.

    Can one make multiple accounts, one that you use for reading, and is silent, thus never blocked, and one that you use for commenting?

    What good comes from having a twitter account?

  3. After playing for the Steelers over all these years, Ben has little tolerance left for bad blocking.

  4. arealisticpackerfan says:
    June 10, 2020 at 10:19 am
    Lol if I was an athlete I’d be blocking a lot of people to. Some of the things people tweet to them from behind a computer screen and anonymous accounts is mind boggling.

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    I mean, just get off twitter then.

  5. Why would any public figure want to have a Twitter account? Why open yourself up to all the idiocy that inevitably follows?

  6. Twitter is evil. I would recommend Roethlisberger and everyone else stop and delete their accounts immediately.

  7. Twitter = “Listen to me, listen to me!!! I have something important to say and you need to listen to me!!!”

  8. Why shouldn’t anyone block people they have no interest in interacting with? Why would you want to engage with people who want to stir trouble, troll or chat rubbish? I don’t understand.

  9. Once the hate-filled Tweets start flying in Ben is going to realize why his PR team blocked these accounts.

  10. Why even have a Twitter account if you’re not going to be the one running it? Seems to me if you’re too busy to post and read things, then you probably don’t need that annoyance in your life anyway.

  11. Just say no to social media. Nothing good has come from it.

    Hello sir, I hate to inform you of this, but the comment sections of websites are in fact social media.

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