I just deleted an entry I was going to right about some things that are bothering me, mostly on twitter, for fear that people would selectively read it, misquote it (or quote it out of context), and in general contribute to a discussion that deserves a quality standard up there with the gene pool of the British royal family.
I'm not entirely sure when Americans lost the ability to actually have a discussion without it turning into a hate war. And as Americans like to export everything else, we seem to be exporting our hate-intolerance all over the place. To that effect, twitter/etc seems to be magnifying those negative emotions, as well as giving an amplified voice to a specific demographic of people. Those people are loud, angry, demand to be heard, and at the same time refuse to recognize any viewpoint other than their own, and at times violently act towards others who disagree with them.
I'm not sure what it is. Are there massive needs for attention? Is there a a false-dualism of "we need to solve [insert complicated issue] right here, right now?" Many of them, possibly because of short attention spans crafted by media and constant alerts and interruptions on their devices, seem to be unable to help design long term solutions. Yes, we haven't reached the goal you want, but you (a) haven't articulated it (b) haven't given actionable steps towards the goal (c) have not recognized those who have made steps towards a goal.
It's as if the Internet has become a digital cesspool where whoever throws the biggest temper tantrum in 140 characters or less "wins" the game. Although by the time they won, they forgot to ask for the prize.