More musings on Twitter’s self-destruction and the future of social media.
Twitter’s current problems – and the possibility that it might all end very badly – just goes to show that we shouldn’t become dependent on any single form of communication.
The feeding frenzy of the headline-driven news cycle rarely informs us of anything we need to know and serves only to increase anxiety – let’s stop buying into it.
Once they have you locked in, the people behind social media seem determined to make the experience as increasingly awful as they possibly can.
Selectively blocking individual Twitter feeds in specific countries will not placate the censorial and feels like the thin end of the wedge.
The disproportionate importance given to whatever a small number of people are discussing on social media is something that needs to end.
It’s time for lazy journalists and politicians to look beyond a quick Twitter search when trying to gauge public opinion.