Twitter has given me a new way to think. Three days ago, I suggested people buy the weakness because a lot of it seemed technically overdone. I described how I thought that many underperforming hedge funds had loaded up the boat with stocks at the end of the first quarter to show that they didn't miss the action, and they got shaken out after a couple of tough days in the second quarter.
You know also that I believe that 2012 is very different from 2011 and that the stock pickers are, at last, in ascendance, while the macro players with their risk-on, risk-off nonsense and their endless futures gambling have been relegated to the dustbin.
I said the same thing on both of my "Mad Money" shows, openly debating with my friend David Faber about the relevance of Europe over stock investing. You know where I came out.
So, on that last day of the downturn, I went to Twitter@JimCramer and there was an element of resentfulness and anger that I thought was totally out of control. There were so many ad hominem attacks and 140-word blitz bombs that I took to blocking more than 20 people in one day. They were that atrocious. I don't think I have ever had to block more than a handful of detractors a week. And let me make this clear: You only got blocked if you cursed, lied or were so vicious that it was clear you just wanted to inflict pain. It was at the absolute bottom.
What does that tell you? I think that from now on I will share with you on these tough days the "hostile-react-o-meter," a term that I am borrowing from my friend Herb Greenberg from the days he worked at TheStreet -- or maybe even before that. It was often the ultimate tell that Greenberg was going to really nail a story nine ways to Sunday.
On Tuesday, the bearish hostility was off the charts. And it's been nothing but up ever since.