I've heard mentioned numerous times (probably by Merlin, also in Jon Ronson's "So You've Been Publicly Shamed") that Twitter is the epitome of internet mobs.
This pair of tweets reflects it best. (Edit: cont.)
Note that I'm not taking a stance in either direction. It's a personal matter to agree or disagree with this approach, though I can see the downsides.
But the whole fact that two diametrically opposite opinions can be located within a subtweet's distance is somewhat boggling my mind. This means that there are no barriers between both sides and hence it's easier for the anger of either side to turn onto the other.
I guess Jon Ronson has spoiled Twitter for me. Suppose I'll remain here, in my quiet corner of the internet whence nobody cares.
Perhaps it's better that way.