In the past year, a chorus of critics have questioned the enduring relevance of Twitter, now often referred to as ‘X’. Despite these doubts, it continues to be the platform of choice – a digital town square where influential figures broadcast their groundbreaking announcements. A case in point, can be seen below on how the whole OpenAI and its CEO Mr Sam Altman saga happened over on twitter.
Regrettably, not all changes and developments surrounding Twitter over the past year have been positive. Twitter, in tandem with Facebook, has become a hotbed for the spread of misinformation and the propagation of toxicity. Yet, despite these significant challenges, we have not yet identified a practical and widely accepted alternative that can genuinely compete with Twitter’s extensive reach and influence.
While it’s entirely plausible that a strong competitor may surface in the future, the current reality is unambiguous – Twitter, with all its merits and demerits, continues to occupy a unique position in the social media landscape for news. This makes it all the more essential for us – particularly those engaged in the tech industry and politics. All users would do well to remember to navigate this platform with both awareness and responsibility.