I don’t know why they got into fashion. Twitter is useless barring short blurbs.
Here’s a more opinionated rant against them:
Stop writing Twitter threads! – Chez pieq
First of all, it is really, really hard to read. The people who posted these had to hash their writings into
farts twatstweets of 280 characters or less. Each tweet is displayed independently, and the reader has to make a cognitive effort to follow the flow. Adding GIF memes every 2 tweets doesn’t help with this, but I guess this is a generational issue (I’m old, get off my lawn!).
A bit more technical explaination:
It’s pointless to be on Twitter unless you know how to automate it.