A writer who always has interesting takes on things wrote a piece in The Atlantic stating maybe it’s better that Twitter’s dead, maybe people aren’t meant to catch fleeting glimpses of thousands of other consciousnesses a day. To which I thought, but that’s easy for you to say, you’re you, you walk around generating interesting takes in your head all day. You don’t need any company not to get bored. What about the rest of us, who otherwise are trapped with a pretty boring internal monologue.
And then I realized — this is why we’re called followers. This is why social media is the perfect recruitment ground for intellectual rabble.