This is interesting, and I kind of agree. That said, as I was nodding my head I realized that I posted a link to twitter just this morning, and thought about why.
In this case, I read something from the BBC and the article was largely based off the few twitter posts it was citing. It seemed better to link the primary source then the secondary.
Sometimes there is newsworthy stuff that's also original content on twitter; we should still discuss that in the fediverse, no?
I don't have the same distaste for the platform as many folks in the fediverse, but I imagine that's largely because I haven't interacted with it much (don't have an account.) I've heard that there's a lot of crappy vitriol and I believe it, I just haven't seen it personally.
When it comes to twitter I kind of live under a rock.
@devlaf @trwnh @resist__berlin I have no hard feelings towards Twitter either, but I am regularly irritated by people boosting a toot that starts with “RT firstname.lastname@example.org“ with the content being that user commenting on something by quoting another tweet.
That's just way too many unnecessary layers. :D
small, relaxed instance for friends