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Or — an apparently opposite genre to the hyper-banal tweet (“Lunch again today!”), but identical in effect — they tweet something cryptic to the point of senselessness. This is the tweet that says, whatever its actual content, “I have nothing to say but I want to say something.”

As a Bad Twitter User, I am totally guilty of this. But I also consider this not unlike how some people (read: I) make a loud, funny noise whenever they (I) think about something embarrassing. It’s an outburst of emotion; the alternative is just to squirm and let it stew inside. Sure, the result is nonsense. But it’s deeply personal and vital nonsense.