Ed West:

There’s an interesting theory that social media is to bad ideas what the first cities were to diseases, and that they are having the same radical effect. Civilisation allowed both memes and genes to spread much more rapidly, but the effects could be devastating at times. Similarly social media allows hysteria and catchy, simplistic themes to spread like plague through a medieval city.

That’s why this place is fortified with a moat, drawbridge and portcullis.

Tertullian and Aquinas claimed that the saints in heaven would enjoy observing the torments of the damned writhing in hell. Personally, I look forward to watching the population of Twitter, which consists mostly of journalist junkies and failed-writer plague victims anyway, claw at the gates, wailing and begging to be released.