The Atlantic: The Decay of Twitter

Incredibly thoughtful article from The Atlantic: The Decay of Twitter. I’m delighted that the article is extremely cerebral and academic and then throws in the word smoosh. “…on Twitter, people say things that they think of as ephemeral and chatty. Their utterances are then treated as unequivocal political statements by people outside the conversation. Because there’s a kind of sensationalistic value in interpreting someone’s chattiness in partisan terms, tweets ‘are taken up as magnum opi to be leapt upon and eviscerated, not only by ideological opponents or threatened employers but by in-network peers.'”