I have used Twitter for the past 15 years. Recently, Twitter’s management changed. Not only that, it is no longer a public company. The real-life Tony Stark took the bird private (and freed it).
Over the years, Twitter’s popularity has only grown. Obama adopted it, and Trump embraced it.
It’s as American as apple pie.
But you don’t go there to check on friends. You go there to see what’s up. It’s the internet’s town square. It’s a pulse check on the world.
It has also changed the way we communicate. It has created a shortened form of communication. It’s capitalized on instant gratification and contextless thoughts.
In the world of TikToks, it’s managed to stay relevant with text.
But the same thing that makes Twitter great also makes it terrible. The same thing that makes it a news source also makes it a propaganda tool.
But despite all its flaws, I still love Twitter. I think it’s one of the best things to come out of the internet.
And I hope it stays this way in the long run.
Elon Musk didn’t buy Twitter as a charity case. He is a savvy businessman. And he loves Twitter. It will be interesting to see what he does with it.