Careful not to confuse Twitter
With the internet or physical technology themselves;
It’s not Twitter that ‘democratises’ information
—That was the internet and handheld technology;
We are not beholden to a single private company for any of these things
And perhaps it should be questioned why Twitter became so freely, exclusively
Embedded into our daily news articles in the first place;
I could never get over the name of it!
A de-facto, ‘universal’ communication platform that is privately owned is always going to be unstable and abused;
The same ‘legitimacy’ given to Twitter for free by media organisations also works against it— by concentrating all the trolls and destabilising influences;
The internet remains stable as a general medium because it’s decentralised and operated on fixed, universal standards. The standards are decided collaboratively by international groups. Everything else is non-essential.