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Twitter is bad for me and it's probably bad for you too. Stay away

Twitter is bad for me and it's probably bad for you too. Stay away

Journalists love Twitter. We love it because it’s an easy way to get our stories out. It’s a shortcut to find quick, easy quotations for stories. And it is often an easy story in itself, hence the weird genre of stories about stories that were stories only on Twitter.

For example, the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times (among many other publications) ran articles last week about a typo, “covfefe,” that appeared in one of President Trump’s late night tweets. Between them, the two publications cited reactions from an NPR reporter, The New Yorker’s television critic, political writer David...

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