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: The thread runs for several tweets, and it includes wonderful resources such as […]

Twitter feed balagan

Twitter probably thinks it’s doing us a favour algorithmically sorting tweets but what it’s really doing is creating a frustrating Twitter feed balagan.

Twitter says #ThankYouDad

Twitter celebrated Father’s Day with a fun series of tweets and the hashtag, #ThankYouDad. I love this stuff and had to share two tweets I enjoyed.

When 140 characters are not enough to rant

It would be great if Twitter stopped counting links in the 140 characters tweet limit but the prospect of that happening really doesn’t justify the media frenzy. Really, people!

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: Girl gets surprised with a puppy, cries for five minutes http://t.co/HiI51HAUOl pic.twitter.com/7FLVDdCsYG — Alltop (@Alltop) August 30, 2015 This either says a lot about […]

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 […]

We're all coming to your house

I love this Twitter conversation I had with Marie Straub last night. @pauljacobson By "with @simonpegg" you had better mean "starring @simonpegg" otherwise we're all coming to your house. — The All Singing All Dancing Crap of the World (@merrystrwberry) August 5, 2014 It also reminds me of that book “Eats, shoots and leaves“.

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