Lying beneath the angry, sensational game for influence, attention, and shame is still the quaint coffeeshop and witty banter. Can we still find the best of Twitter without getting distracted by the worst? And can Twitter, in its current state of disarray, find a business model that nudges us to become our better selves online? Or at least not our worst selves?
We are constantly looking for new innovations that empower citizens to inform themselves about the workings of government and to hold their political leaders to account. But what if Twitter already is that innovation and it’s merely being underutilized?