Charlie Stross says that the social networks are a form of telepathy, and it’s dystopian. (“Twitter and Facebook et al are fine-tuned to turn us all into car-crash rubberneckers and public execution spectators.”) The other day Neil Gaiman said that if you want to be a writer, you NEED to go to a Clarion workshop, and the Twitterverse, shocked by a Tweet that was not nuanced and carefully qualified, was plunged into war. And here’s someone who got out.
ETA: What I should have said is that Twitter encourages people to talk in blurbs, and it is reasonable to reply to such blurbs with reasoned discussion of why the blurbs are gross oversimplifications. Thank you, mrissa