12. ANTI-Social Media: The Dark Side of Twitter

You’ve heard me reference this chapter throughout the book, and here it has looming like the great monolith of knowledge from 2001: A Space Odyssey. This chapter is a topic I am asked to talk about in various parts of the country and even around the world. It is a topic I am near and dear to, especially because I have been using Twitter for as long as I have (and still there are people who have been using it longer than me). Although I do understand that change and evolution is inevitable, I also argue that there is a way to use Twitter and not have it misrepresented. Featured in this chapter is an accumulation of experiences on Twitter that lead people to believe, “Oh, this must be what Twitter ...

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