Twitter just ain’t like it used to be.
When the social media platform launched 12 years ago, it was more of a mundane check-in service. Think: “Eating pizza and wings at Duff’s. Yum!” or “Anyone else got that new song ‘Pocketful of Sunshine’ stuck in your head?”
It quickly morphed into a place where snark was king and off-color was the language du jour. Rolling through the mean tweets of 2008 through 2015 or so was an invitation to criticize and be criticized, often in the starkest terms possible.