What’s The Deal With Legal Twitter Anyway?
Apr 5, 2022
As the social media manager for ATL, please trust that I’ve spent my fair share of time trolling the net for Nyan Cat remixes, watching 30-somethings laugh defiantly in the face of Gods , and using the internet for its intended purpose . From that wealth of experience, I’ve gleaned a bit of wisdom — the different social media sites have different personalities and uses about them. The once great social haven Mypace that once prepared more youths for a future in coding than the Melinda Gates Foundation now is largely a spot to listen to music. Facebook, once a wild land where Ivy leaguers would post pics of snorting blow without consequence, has morphed into your grandmother’s favorite social media platform. And an international monolith whose collection of data makes Google jealous, but that’s not the point. Instagram is where you go to doom scroll and LinkedIn, much like the show “Cops,” is where you find out “Oh, that’s what happened to that frat bro from that one time.”
But please, for the life of me, can somebody explain the purpose of legal Twitter? Who is the audience? It’s really hard to know who your audience is when your feed is comprised of folks in their mid-40s smashing #s like a toddler eating Chex and a 20-something on their burner account bemoaning how the Cravath raise was functionally an Uber Eats subsidy. Also, please stop with all the hastaggery, they make you look like you’ve stepped fresh out of 2014 . #Nobody #Takes #That #Mess #Seriously and it’s about time somebody spoke out against it. Legal Twitter, whatever it is, is definitely worth keeping around — at least in part because nobody seems to really get its audience. It’s the only way I can rationalize Daniela Jampel pressing enter on this banger of a tweet and not expecting to get dragged.