Local Twitter is the extremely basic rebuttal to your snobby and toxic Twitter feed

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For every big city Twitter user complaining about the subway or crowded rooftop bars, there's a small town resident offering a glimpse into a much simpler life.

Welcome to "local Twitter," or tweets from teens and young adults who use the platform to share pure and uncomplicated thoughts.

Identifying what classifies a tweet as local can be difficult, because much of local Twitter is about a feeling invoked from a statement, paired with a complete lack of self-awareness or innocence. Local Twitter has roots in the suburbs but as Taylor Lorenz for the Atlantic points out, you don't need to live in one to participate because "local Twitter has more to do with what you tweet than where you live."  Read more...

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