At Psychology Today, Stephanie Newman argues that twit cosplay–twitting as someone who isn’t–on Twitter is somehow a good thing.
Tweeting affords potential psychological benefits. It is a way for adults to flex different mental muscles and exercise a little used part of their brains. Twitter, with its opportunity to write playful messages, provides a play space for those who are mired in day-to-day stresses and challenges.
As near as I can interpret her argument, it seems to boil down to “if it feels good, do it.”
But I’m must a cranky old man.