sounds like folks need to spend less time on social media
— George Jackson (@logicb4politics) February 16, 2022
There’s a defensive style of writing where you can tell someone has spent too much time on Twitter.
You write a normal sentence, then ask yourself how an asshole could interpret it in bad faith and use it to attack your reputation publicly. Then you add caveats.
— Brianna Wu (@BriannaWu) February 12, 2022
I literally LOL’d, because it’s not *just* Twitter…
2/ That statement is not meant to attack people with clinical personality issues, which we need to destigmatize.
3/ Also, I don’t mean to imply there are “normal sentences,” which could be seen to “other” people with dyslexia and other sensory processing issues.
4/ I also don’t mean to disrespect to vital work of consciousness building through Twitter critique, which makes us all better. The beauty of this app is it’s all made us aware of other people’s perspectives.
5/ I also don’t want to imply that there is a thing as “too much time on Twitter.” I know that social media addiction is a real thing, and one that psychological professionals are finding ways to treat.
I know I’m not a professional and cannot judge.
6/ I’m sorry to imply that “writing” is the default, as I know people with disabilities need alternate ways of inputting text. I’ve publicly supported work of Apple to increase accessibility options, and have lobbied tech companies to be more robust with speech-to-text options.
7/ I do apologize if the above caveats could be seen as “sarcastic,” or “a joke.” I know that these issues are serious and need to be acted upon.
8/ Anyway, you can tell when someone has spent too much time on Twitter because it breaks their ability to express ideas clearly.