Twitter, democracy

When it comes to social media, I never liked Twitter much. I’ve been an avid user of Facebook for years, but never “clicked” with Twitter. I didn’t like being limited to 140 characters, for one.  But over the years, I’ve noticed:  it’s great for democracy, freedom, and getting real information right away. When I want to know what’s happening in Syria, Iran, other places where voices of individuals are quelled, I can hear. People in otherwise oppressed places can share their cries and speak where they’re otherwise silenced.

And, for this, I ❤️ Twitter. #oppression #setfree

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