Saturday, 9 July 2016

Twitter as Word Warfare


Twitter is in large part a platform for the phenomenon of word warfare, including invective, between competing and discordant understandings. 

Indeed, λόγος πόλεμος ἐστιν, the word is strife, especially in the realm of political discourse. 

If we all agreed on everything, perhaps language itself would disappear as we would always fall in line with the thoughts of others, needing no verbal exchange.

That said by forbidding drawn out exchanges and forcing soundbite assertions in the paltry character limit that is Twitter's, the platform is one of superficial jousting and ephemeral alliances.