Yes, abuse can infect and destroy a community.
Hank Green

I use Twitter mainly for having conversations, but the platform is more designed to broadcast information. I feel like I have to struggle against the platform’s design to create the kind of fun, sincere relationships I am seeking. For example, I was very annoyed when Twitter suppressed the net visibility of reply tweets — because I felt like Twitter was saying, “blasting information is important. Bonding and human connection is unimportant. Nobody needs to see that.” Twitter’s been criticized for its lack of female leadership. If more women were in charge at Twitter, you can bet you’d see structural changes which supported relationship building on the Twitter platforms! That way, less people would feel like they were “tweeting into a void,” (great turn of phrase, by the way).

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