I am a 73 year-old obsolete magazine photographer. I feel a tad vital because I write a daily blog. I have done this since January 2006. I have found out in the last few years that RSS feeds are no longer relevant. If I don’t link my daily blog into facebook or Twitter people think I am not blogging. I have used facebook and Twitter as links. I am now re-purposing my blog (when relevant) into Medium. I like the way the folks at Medium Help, respond and help me when I have issues. I feel that with Medium I am an individual, a person. The loss of paid journalism and the advent of citizen journalism is what has generated the abuse you write about. Compare how civil the Democtrats behaved in their debate with the rude (and abusive) Republicans. How can that be? The answer to that might solve the issue with Twitter and with the Republicans.