Twitter is a breeding ground for madness

Lately I feel like Twitter and its users are suffering from some sort of mass psychosis. It’s all id - to use a Freudian term. And it’s communicable. I’ve seen normal rational people descend into madness tweet by tweet. I’ve felt it happen to me. Why? Is it the format that breeds this? Does that mean it would happen here? Or is it format + critical mass, like a petri dish? Could this medium breed generosity and kindness instead of rage and agression? What do you think?

Leo Laporte @leo