On Twitter, bad news comes at all hours, with the latest political scandal chasing the most recent military action.
The site is an informational storm surge, and it’s tempting to log off forever.
But I’ve found another strategy for coping with the deluge: I follow a small army of artistically inclined Twitter bots, peculiar creations that intermittently populate my dispiriting feed with subtly strange images.
Scattered amongst the day’s more troubling reports, they provide brief moments of solace—soothing without suppressing real facts.
Call them the social media version of escapism.
They’re like kitten pictures, except they’re built from code instead of fluff.
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