Because I’m a small target, Twitter is the perfect Samizdat vehicle to pass on news about Leftist insanity — news I later develop here, at Bookworm Room
Why I’m still on Twitter. Even as Glenn Reynolds has backed off of Twitter, many of you have probably noticed that I’ve seriously escalated my Twitter use. This is not because I see Twitter as an effective forum for debate. Indeed, I too am horrified by the way in which Twitter is shutting down any non-Progressive ideas while refusing ever to censor Proggies, no matter how often or blatantly they violate Twitter’s ostensible rules. But….
I am currently staying on Twitter for two reasons. The first is because I’m not yet willing to let Twitter run me off. I’m a little gal and it’s not paying attention to me, so I still have room to say with impunity verboten things such as “there are two genders” or “Bruce Jenner and Bradley Manning” or “Michelle Obama is a singularly mean and angry woman.” As such, I feel a little like a Samizdat Twitter activist, still able to make noise while Twitter goes after the bigger targets.
The second reason I’m still on Twitter is that I’ve discovered that it’s a very useful way for me to store articles or ideas that I later want to blog about. Over the years, I’ve tried capturing those articles in Word files, bookmarking them in my web browser, or even noting them down on paper. No system, however, has worked as well for me as just scanning my Twitter feed. Indeed, I’m very sorry I didn’t figure this out ten years ago, rather than a few months ago. So as long as Twitter is a useful repository for things that interest me, I’m inclined to keep going with it.
And speaking of things that interest me…. [Read more…]