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Sat Nov 19, 2022, 11:39 AM

Twitter even allows experts to emotionally respond too quickly.

I listen to people like Tribe, Weismann, McQuade, Banks, because I want to learn all I can. Twitter makes it to easy to respond quickly to a big news event. Now that people, experts, have had time to think about the SC they are saying this is not as bad as they thought at first.

I have never used twitter.

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Reply Twitter even allows experts to emotionally respond too quickly. (Original post)
fightforfreedom Nov 19 OP
ColinC Nov 19 #1
SheltieLover Nov 19 #2
Irish_Dem Nov 19 #3
Ocelot II Nov 19 #4
fightforfreedom Nov 19 #5

Response to fightforfreedom (Original post)

Sat Nov 19, 2022, 11:41 AM

1. So true

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Response to fightforfreedom (Original post)

Sat Nov 19, 2022, 11:43 AM

2. I don't use it either & am glad my personal info isn'f in their system!

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Response to fightforfreedom (Original post)

Sat Nov 19, 2022, 11:44 AM

3. A fast response means they are not subject to group think?

Not self censoring to get favorable opinions.

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Response to fightforfreedom (Original post)

Sat Nov 19, 2022, 11:48 AM

4. That has always been a shortcoming of Twitter.

It's great for transmitting quick facts and as such has been very valuable for reporting fast-moving news events, but it also allows and even encourages people to comment on things immediately without thinking their comments through. Subtlety and nuance are impossible, so even people who are normally very good at that can't do it (unless they do serial tweets, which are just a PITA to follow). We have been relying far too much on Twitter for analysis, at which it sucks, and serious people who want to say serious things shouldn't try to say serious things via tweets - assuming Twitter survives at all.

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 19, 2022, 11:51 AM

5. Good post.

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