The downside is that Twitter, like Facebook, is very much ephemeral. It is next to impossible to find a particular tweet unless it's pretty recent.
I got onto another Twitter rip today, with the theme of "If Science by press release existed in [...]'s day," satirizing the kind of sensationalistic, overly dramatic, factually challenged, and premature types of reports that pass for science journalism these days. So for the sake of a permanent record- for my own satisfaction, at least- here are my tweets (and one from another) on that topic:
If Science by Press Release existed in...
- Newton's Day: "New Discovery May Lead to Space Flight: Report."
- Stone Age: "Control of Fire May Resolve Transportation Problems Says Eminent Witch Doctor."
- Pasteur's Day: "Animicule Theory Could Lead to New treatments for Bad Air."
- Archimedes' Day: "Application of Density to Astronomy Suggests New Class of Exotic Space Objects."
- Becher's day: "Phlogiston Theory Supports Existence of Human Soul, Angels, Demons, Study Says."
- Eratosthenes' day: "Shape, Size of the world: Controversy and Conflict Among the Experts"
- Agricola's day: "New Study to Examine differences between Dwarf and Kobold Mining Techniques."
- Socrates' day: "Announcement: New Element Discovered, Named 'Aether.'"
- Pliny's day: "The Next Supervolcano Eruption and You: Is YOUR Family Safe?"
- Mendel's day: "Peagate 'Proves Inheritance is Hoax:' Scientific Report" (with followup comment from @canislatrans, "Gene Skeptics Scoff at New Wrinkle in Mendelist Theory")
- Hutton's day: "Claim: Earth May Be One Million Years Old. Theologists Express Skepticism, Outrage."
- Mendelev's day: "New Periodic Organization Dismissed: Chemists Prefer Traditional, Alphabetic Order.
I'll add any others that I come up with, and, with appropriate credit, other folks post. How would your favorite scientist(s) have been misquoted, misrepresented or misinterpreted by today's so-called "journalism?"