You can't be successful in any elite sport if you're too conservative. In Formula 1, where the difference between success and failure is measured in fractions of a second, that is doubly true.
The mob mentality is by nature conservative, which is why so few sporting entities thrive when managed by a large committee. This brings us to social media, effectively the 21st century digital manifestation of the mob.
It's all too easy to bemoan the 'modern' age. Doing so is as old as human nature itself. Actually, social media platforms such as Twitter are a great thing, but they are inevitably overwhelmed by those who shout loudest.