Is Twitter Harmful?

–Twitter may be a phenomenon but it seems it may have an underside–I just read a long article about Twitter. No matter one’s generation it is a phenomenon, the difference being in what kind of a phenomenon, each generation seeing it through their own prism. I’ve been intrigued and curious but not taken in by it. It is a followers’ medium. For celebrities, for certain businesses, for those who have a following it is useful or at least suit their purposes. If I’m correct, what this implies is distressing because the implication is that Twitter works on the herd mentality, and would thus reinforce what may be a lower aspect of being human. It does so at a time in the history of humanity when individual thought is crucial if our herd instincts are to be left behind for greater things.
I am left with a question of whether or not Twitter is harmful?