Category Archives: TWEET!!!

Why Doesn’t Twitter Do This All the Time?

Starting October 20, the Twitterz will be different for the duration of the election (boldface mine): The changes will temporarily alter the look and feel of Twitter. The company will essentially give users a timeout, for example, before they can … Continue reading

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Twitter Is Not a Platform, It Is a Publisher

Ditto Facebook and many other sites. With Twitter’s new policy of putting disclaimers on Donald Trump’s tweets, after he engaged in some vile scandalmongering, it’s now clear and undeniable that Twitter is a publisher, not a mere platform. They are … Continue reading

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Twitter’s Feed Algorithm Sucks

I recently did a side-by-side comparison of my Twitter timelines with the ‘latest’ setting (i.e., only people you follow plus promoted tweets) versus the ‘algorithm’ timeline (what Twitter thinks you’ll like plus people you follow and promoted tweets). Before I … Continue reading

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Twitter Isn’t Anything Like Meat Space: The Democratic Primary Twitter

Especially pseudo-woke Twitter. A couple weeks ago, I was on the Lush Left podcast, mostly proving that, as sucky as my blog is, I give even worse interviews…. Anyway, one thing we did discuss was how Twitter isn’t anything like … Continue reading

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The Feature Twitter Needs

Well, really what it needs is a less Nazis setting, but in lieu of that, here’s my suggestion. Often when some story is BREAKING, there is a huge bolus of retweets and quote tweets that takes over my timeline. I’m … Continue reading

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A Simple Plea For Twitter Etiquette

Or maybe it should be Twitter hygiene. I realize there’s a lot of frustration about current political events (which I share), but that’s led to one very annoying thing on Twitter: people re-tweeting every tweet of a ginormous threaded tweetstorm. … Continue reading

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Politics By Twitter

I think Charles Gaba is right: At some point, news media might actually have to report accurately–and that includes headlines.

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One Way To Fix Twitter’s Hate Spam Problem

And it is hate spam. In light of the recent discovery that anti-Semites and neo-Nazis have been harassing and threatening Jewish writers on various social media platforms (I can’t believe I just wrote social media platforms…), it’s clear Twitter needs … Continue reading

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‘Curating’ Twitter Is Hard?

As someone who spends part of his time curating biology stuff, I don’t get this common tech press claim (boldface mine; behind paywall): But algorithmic feeds– which yes, power users freak out about– make Twitter seem more approachable. The biggest … Continue reading

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Twitter Is Run By Idiots

With the latest Twitter improvement–which pulls random tweets into my timeline out of order–I’ve finally become exasperated with Twitter. Does anyone at that company actually use their own product? I realize the harassment issue is ‘hard’–which is to say, it … Continue reading

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