At the same time as we were telling these dumb jokes we were also meeting a lot of new people. Twitter was a really great way to meet people. And believe it or not there was a time when you could say hello to someone and “fuck you you lib cuck” wasn’t the first reply that came to people’s minds! Some of my very closest friends today are people I met during the early days of Twitter. And here’s the really amazing thing: I still haven’t met some of those people. And some of them live halfway around the world.
I miss Twitter as it was. The same can be said for Facebook and MySpace and various online forums. The web is too impersonal now and there’s far too much hate but I also don’t believe Internet access is a right and I don’t think everyone is entitled to Internet access.