“Twitter will ruin us, and we should stop.”
So said Farhad Manjoo in The New York Times last Wednesday, in his opinion piece entitled “Never Tweet”.
And I’m stopping - as I said I would. I’ve deleted my account permanently. And I won’t miss what Manjoo rightly calls “the world’s most damaging social network”.
After getting chased off the platform last week, I returned briefly to Twitter on Monday to circulate my “Bitter-tweet” retort to the swarming I endured.
The response to my new post was overwhelming, and almost entirely positive – welcome proof that not everyone has gone stark raving mad.
It didn’t stay positive, of course: that’s not the Twitter way. Twenty-four hours later the incessant natter of the trans-activist jungle had resumed its Chinese-water-torture cadence, its intellectual depth summed up nicely by a pungent “breathe in all my farts” dismissal of my essay. Read the rest of this entry »