Twitter is making me dumber | 52 Tiger.

Social media allows people to reach out and distract each other. The immediacy of the Internet is a benefit and a hindrance, reducing thoughts and stories to virtual Tic Tacs that we mindlessly pop into our mouths.

One thing I will say is that I find many of the things mentioned are also dependent on the quality of information that you allow in. If you follow a small number of people who are careful about the things they wish to share and set a high quality bar themselves, then the experience will be different.

That said, I’ve quite been enjoying the quality of posts and conversations I have on app.net and find the additional post length and general population makes even the global stream a rewarding experience more often than not.