There are two really good things about Twitter. The First One is the "search" box on the top right. It allows you to research an obscure topic (like "Why is Taney County Missouri named after the Dred Scott Case Supreme Court justice Roger B. Taney, and why are they pronounced differently?") and meet someone across the globe who is also tweeting about the subject. You might have found the same article through a Google search, but it is very hard for a recent article to move up Google's ranking, and virtually impossible to pass Wikipedia etc. But enter "Roger Taney County Missouri" in Twitter search, and you'll get some very recent and current insight and thinking on the matter.
The second good thing about Twitter is it forces you to be brief. It rewards "pithy"
(Blogger does not, evidently).
So most of the "facts" about African e-waste and Agbogbloshie that you find on Twitter are just retweeted BS. But add some other key words, like "Dagbani", and you can meet someone through the smoke and fog who also sees what you know about the place.
Most of the photos on the web of traffic in Los Angeles are actors in colorful wardrobe, dancing on the tops of their cars in @LaLaLand.