Twitter is often dismissed as a toxic cyber wasteland where manners and intelligence go to die, which is ridiculous. It’s not that Twitter isn’t that, because it is, it’s that Twitter isn’t just that.
Believe it or not, under that mountain of disinformation, stunningly mean insults and other various forms of trollery (which is now a word), there’s actually some worthwhile treasures hidden away.
Twitter has brought fans and athletes closer than either God or nature ever intended. These guys used to take the stage maybe a couple of times a week, but today, they never leave it. And it’s fair to say that some of them are better performers than others.
On Twitter, it’s true that not all athlete follows are created equal, but they all provide us with an interesting learning experience that would’ve been unfathomable a decade ago. So it’s time to celebrate that knowledge.
Here are 30 interesting (some more than others) things Twitter taught us about athletes in the last month.