Today, I begin writing about the euphoria of Twitter, the quick hit rush of blurting, the joy of sensing that I might be heard when my voice seems so small, especially in light of the emergence of this new political disaster.
Things I expect to find:
- Immediate references to the 2016 election and that one guy who can't stop endangering our country with his tweets.
- Lots more of #1.
- Warnings about "your brain on Twitter."
- Neurobiological analysis of how Twitter rewards (yum!) circulate within our limbic system.
- Theorizing the neural turn and how our renewed attentiveness to neurobiological systems and rhetoric help us to both understand, and maybs to alter our social media practices, especially
- in Twitter. Because brevity. The ease of the "quick hit," the endorphin rush, the euphoria that feeds our feeds (clev/not clev, but this is part of it, the shift in our desire toward clever shortform articulation).
And then, the exigence for my writing about any of this:
- Exploring how Election 2016 has meant more tweeting for me. And not only more tweeting, ...
- ... but tweeting without shame, with far fewer retractions (i am a serial deleter because of some of the things i have written about -- and presented at the conference of the 2016 Rhetoric Society of America -- shaming in social media, especially for academic rhetoricians, who are "supposed to know better" (than to post THIS or THAT).