I don't fully understand the hate some people have for Twitter (above and beyond social media itself). It's filled with toxic dickheads, but no-more than any other part of the internet. The things that make it the most dysfunctional social media platform also make it the best IMO.
It's so incredibly easy to block every single brand that hoves into view, and most of the more annoying blue-checkmark dorks too. Once you've put in a tiny bit of effort you're left with an ad-free feed of mostly interesting folks.
I think it gets a bad rap for toxicity because of the way political bubbles end up rubbing up against each other in ways that don't really happen much elsewhere. That ends up being unpleasant sometimes, but it does help expose folks to ideas they wouldn't have encountered otherwise (for better and for worse I suppose).
It certainly isn't a good place for long-form discourse, but it's held it's place as the social-media-for-annoying-politics-nerds for a reason.
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