Anonymous asked: But social media isn't the only public sphere there is. Go outside - that's public. Saying stuff in a political meeting, school club meeting, grocery store, gosh - wherever, is public. But like I said, it's easier to enumerate over twitter because of hashtags and a centralized location. You can't do the same with words that are spoken in meetings unless they're carefully transcribed and then meticulously searched. Social media is not the only public.
The Internet is more public than outside, I’d submit to you. EVERYBODY has access to it. Whereas if you just go outside, only the people in your vicinity have access to it.