Words are more abundant than ever. While we probably read fewer books than we used to as a culture, we read constantly.
Social platforms provide an opportunity to hone our communication skills by their built-in constraints. Can you persuade, educate, entertain someone using only 140 characters?
While constant reductionism can reduce meaningful discussion to a slough of thoughtless memes, the practice of honing our messages to their core message can make you a more persuasive communicator.
Just ask Jefferson.