I like the way Levinson (2009) describes the few tweets like “I’m bored” or “I’m feeling good” as a “kind of virtual apparel or jewelry, something we ‘wear’ or send out to the world, like a dark hat or a bright necklace, to indicate our emotional disposition” (p. 136). This is exactly what our class was trying to describe when we were talking about people who tweet such things. Levinson then goes on to describe the political tweets, in which he refers to them as “campaign pins or T-shirts with messages” (p. 37). This is all making perfect sense to me now! Thank you Levinson!
Twitter can definitely be dangerous for many reasons but I definitely do not tweet anything provocative and I don’t use Twitter that much. Therefore, I am not going to comment on the dangers of Twitter.