There is a lot on Twitter that is pretty useless, as I scroll through my Twitter feed I regularly follow and unfollow people to make my feed as relevant to myself as possible.
Individually all the the tweets on Twitter about a topic are singular entries on the internet that don’t have too much effect until they are placed together to form something larger. Trending topics on Twitter make social issues an easy way for people to communicate about them easily on social media and to also find what others have said about the issue.
The tweets can be described as small pebbles. Individually they don’t have that large of an effect, a gatekeeper can easily dismiss them and toss it away. But together a large group of pebbles can form a bridge. Creating an impact.
Twitter allows for social impact, but whether it is good or bad depends on the situation. A single pebble may have no impact, such as all the rubbish on Twitter (Kayne’s Tweets or Jayden Smith’s), but a real social movement by the people conducted online will.
The use of social media, like Twitter, with no gatekeepers allows individuals to create content that is visible to anyone. The pebbles may turn into bridges which can create large social change.