As a longtime user of Twitter, I must admit that I’ve really enjoyed the random connections and information that I’ve gotten from it. However, in the current age of misinformation, alt-facts, and trolls, Twitter seems to be a double-edged sword. Like many tools, it can be used for both good and evil. Personally, I’d hope to be on the side of the good (and maybe the weird).
Lately, Twitter has largely become a channel of outrage. I get that. In fact, I am mad as hell about the culture of fear, ignorance, and intolerance that is taking over the world. However, I just don’t know how I should channel that anger. Should I add my voice to the growing outrage? Would doing so impact any part of my (mostly progressive-leaning) Twitter bubble whatsoever? Or would it mostly just attract a bunch of trolls to a flame? Does silence make me appear tone deaf? Is it even appropriate to post weird thoughts about code,or bikes, or kids anymore? I honestly don’t know.