[Marxism] Fwd: The Decay of Twitter - The Atlantic

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Nov 3 06:56:03 MST 2015

In other words, 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.”


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