From Auron MacIntyre at IM-1776:

Twitter is the preferred platform for our elites. Journalists and media pundits, i.e. the people responsible for weaving The Narrative that every American is forced to ingest (whether they realize it or not) all operate within the bird app.

Speaking for myself, I agree with Mr. McIntyre here – Twitter’s importance derives not from a large number of active users, but from its centrality to the people who create narratives. But what is the implication of this? When I became aware of Twitter in 2008, I thought that its format was conducive to bad content and vapid sloganeering. Last year, I concurred with Mr. Haruki Murakami that Twitter encourages bad content. What does it say that a platform that very few people can use well is favored by power-players who use it very poorly?