Twitter’s conversational problem is that it’s not suited to have one

Recode's article titled "How hard is it to have a conversation on Twitter? So hard even the CEO can’t do it." highlights a perennial challenge on Twitter: having a coherent conversation about pretty much anything - There simply wasn’t enough room to have the kind of nuanced conversation the subject requires. It was symbolic of…

Tweeting to preserve history

I suppose Twitter still has its good use cases. Tweeting to preserve history isn't one of them. I came across this fascinating Twitter thread by Marina Amaral about the Sami people, who've been living in what's now Finland for thousands of years: https://twitter.com/marinamaral2/status/1005904882140925953 The thread runs for several tweets, and it includes wonderful resources such…

Is “Girl … cries for five minutes” really worth tweeting?

Sure, Twitter is used for all sorts of things and I don't always agree with what is shared on Twitter but this tweet takes inane tweets to a whole other level: https://twitter.com/Alltop/status/637809761472397313 This either says a lot about our culture or about Twitter culture (if there is even a difference). Whichever, the Human race is…

Twitter engagement – much ado about nothing much

I read Anil Dash's post titled "Nobody Famous" on Medium recently and it is worth reading if you are either wondering if it is worth the effort attracting a large Twitter following or if you believe your large Twitter following is somehow meaningful. Nobody Famous I noticed that a tweet I posted was getting a…
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