Insomnia Twitter is a remarkably unhinged yet unifying place

Mashable 24 Mar 2020 12:30
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From the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. you can almost certainly count on Twitter to be an overwhelming hellscape.

During that specific span of time (and a few hours afterwards) nearly everyone you follow is awake, logged on for the day, and ready to tweet into the void until the sun goes down. But when they log off or fall asleep, Twitter transforms into a completely different platform. After midnight the online space becomes a digital rendezvous for insomniacs.

On the surface, Insomnia Twitter is a place to broadcast about your inability to sleep. But it's so much more than that. A lack of sleep can sometimes inspire people to fire off their most unhinged takes, chat with users they might not ordinarily interact with, and open up about the genuine anxieties that are keeping them awake.

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