In this episode, we try to understand why it is that Twitter seems to be so awful, and can be so easily weaponized to destroy someone's reputation or career. We focus on a proposal from C. Thi Nguyen (University of Utah), who argues that one of the major problems with Twitter is that it gamifies communication, and in so doing, it warps the purposes of communication so that it aims only at likes, retweets, and follows. Also, just when is mass, online. public outrage warranted?
Toby Napoletano, Michael Hughes