Twitter Usage Rules
In what concerns reading tweets and retweeting, it is absolutely crucial that all of us do the following:
– follow the link and slowly read it in its entirety;
– look at the provenance in an unhurried way, research it and think about it;
– if you are going to retweet or repost, check against two other sources.
Of course, this kills the whole purpose of Twitter, which is to churn out volume and emotion, fast and without thinking. But I got burned several times, believing and even retweeting dishonest tweets. Then I looked closely and realized that they are all dishonest because that’s the nature of the medium. Even weather forecasts can’t productively and conscientiously be reduced to a few characters.
Don’t be like Trump. Don’t retweet.