Tweet Nothings

Why do newspapers and news stations insist on including a reporter’s Twitter handle? Will I find a follow-up quote regarding a serious piece of journalism or a fun fact about unicorns?

There’s no limit to the number of characters you’ll find on Twitter. Is it entertainment? A citizen-in-the-trenches news source promoting democracy across the globe? A place for celebrities to apologize for racist tweets they “regrettably” posted five minutes ago?

Today I have nothing to look at but an image of myself telling the world how wonderful I am. Humanity gazing at its own navel, an “inny” analogous to our self-absorption.

Twitter is not enlightening, it’s stupefying. Pure noise in a world full of it.