There’s a reason people call Twitter “the hell site”: the waves of rampant abuse and harassment, the motivations that encourage the worst behavior, the anger, the stupidity. But like the dopiest moths to the shittiest flame, we can’t tear ourselves away from it.
If you’ve been on Twitter long enough, you’ve put up with countless iterations of crap. The parody account crazy of 2011-2012 (do you know @TheBronxZooCobra is still tweeting?), the gamergaters, the anime avatar trolls, the Nazis (both literal and figurative), the years of rampant and unchecked harassment and abuse (which, honestly, had finally gotten better lately), the “time for some game theory” guy, the 2016 heyday of Russian bots and manipulation, the endless reign of Chrissy Teigen clapbacks.