People are putting brackets round their Twitter handles in an attempt to subvert a far-right attempt to identify and harass Jews online
Like many digital non-natives (are we digital tourists? Immigrants? Reluctant asylum seekers?), I like to assume that social media trends I don’t understand can’t be that important, otherwise I would somehow, maybe telepathically, understand them. So it was with the triple-brackets around a person’s name on Twitter. On my timeline, which is roughly divided between foodies and lefties, people started to triple-bracket themselves – (((like this))) – but this is a response to and subversion of the main trend, which is to triple-bracket others.