Hot take: Twitter and its for-profit, eyeball-driven nature is the worst thing to happen to government, journalism, the free exchange of ideas, mental health, and countless other factors that contribute to a functioning society, in at least a generation. Change my mind.
@colin the only change I'd make is "and all this goes for Facebook, too. It's essentially Twitter for your parents."
@yakkoj I agree somewhat in that Facebook is bad, but I think for somewhat different reasons. Facebook feels more "group oriented" In that everything isn't public by default. For this reason it doesn't lend itself as well to being the primary source of quotes from idiot politicians/celebrities/etc ripe for the taking by lazy journalists.
@colin in that case, yes, I totally agree. Today's opinion (and worse, NON-opinion) articles are littered with tweets that have no business there.
Trump's asinine twittery has made above-the-fold front page news here. It's totally bogus.
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