Twitter & The Counterpublic Sphere

As far as social networking sites that most people in my direct orbit don’t even use go, Twitter has played an outsized role in my life. In fact, it’s changed it many ways. Now Twitter itself is changing ownership, having been successfully purchased by the world’s richest man. Now is as good a time as any to reflect on how this relatively small site (in comparison to social behemoths like Facebook, Instagram, and now TikTok) made my world bigger, brighter, and bleaker.

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