Your view is a good example that Twitter is indeed what the users make out of it. I have maybe 2 who rarely post cat gifs. I barely find silly stuff in my TL, but I’m also not confronted with the negative parts. So yes, my timeline is so reliable that I can take Twitter serious.
Ahem, what prevents you from speaking in images on Twitter? You can tweet images, even more than one per tweet or animated GIFs .
Do you just wonder about journalists? Sports and politics journalists are afaik at least as well connected and active on Twitter, as games journalists.
Well, I’m glad that I managed to contribute positive feedback via Twitter once or twice Chris. :)
I’m in the wonderful position that 99,9% of my Twitter exchanges are at least civilized. Had nothing yet that blocking wouldn’t have solved. I must admit though, that I don’t share private data or work related stuff, so it is naturally easier.
Nevertheless Twitter is usually what you make out of it. I couldn’t be happier with the people I follow, or my own followers.