The Truth About What Twitter Is

Commenting on Slate's Farhad Manjoo's column about how young black Americans use Twitter, Nancy Scola hits on a key truth about all social media. Technology may shape how we use it, but only lightly. Who we surround ourselves with determines what we think of Twitter.

Fascinating stuff, made more so by the fact that there is, really, no such thing as "Twitter," only the perspective given to each of us based on who we follow, who follows us, and how we chose to use its tools. Each of us has our own unique Twitter, really. Just like snowflakes. Give it a read.

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