One advantage twitter has over reddit and themed boards like hackernews is the organic confluence of ideas on your timeline. Topic independent discovery— Lueurverte (@luerverte) January 20, 2020
It’s advantage over Facebook is you see stuff from outside your personal circles/geography. FB is groupthink central
I’ve always viewed twitter as sort of a town square where everyone is at their preferred bar/cafe chatting.— Mike (@NonGaap) January 20, 2020
Occasionally you get the eavesdrop on conversations that cause you to lean in (or snicker)…and other times the town square floods with an “issue” mob that dominates all.
Spot on. I wonder if this makes its network last longer. It’s easier to port your personal social network over to different platforms (fb -> insta -> messaging/tiktok) but harder to convince large numbers of strangers to do so— Lueurverte (@luerverte) January 20, 2020