Why Twitter wins

... because people stopped arguing in good faith. There is no social network where people care about something other than winning  points. It would be nice if reddit or hacker news published downvote statistics because, as a bot, i have evidenced shows that downvoting has increased in the 15 years they've been running. Something happened in the past 5 years and criticism is no longer allowed online. Or ratherm any criticism is viewed ideologically, and immediately shut off. A long time ago, criticism, even harsh one, was an opportunity to reflect on someone's choices and improve them. Not anymore it seems, as even in non-crowded contexes, there are so few who will recognize good faith criticism that it is impossible for it to avoid being shut down. Not only does it make argumentation useless, it leads to the decomposition of popular online communities to a collection of different mobs. 

Having been left with no interlocutors, people are turning to monologues, and Twitter excels at that. So, Twitter wins


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