There are two great things about Twitter:
- You can choose who to follow and define who you listen to, from all the people on the world who care to share their thoughts. This means you get to decide what your filter-bubble looks like, and it doesn’t have to be identical to your friends and coworkers anymore, as it is for anyone not using Twitter.
- You can share your thoughts, to make the first point work. You can be a part of the filterbubbles of people you’ll most likely never see, can influence their lives in a (hopefully) positive way, and be someone they can ask for help / opinions.
There’re more great things about Twitter, but redefining what your mental social input is is one of the biggest factors I can imagine.