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still working for me
by writing something like this, *someday everyone will look back and think WOW HOW PRESCIENT
*no one will remember
1) Twitter is becoming more and more like Facebook, which is a bad thing. The web user interface is utterly useless (I still don't understand the converstaion UI). It's eroding what makes it good - you can now tag folk in tweets or something without using the characters. it is as if the developers are feeling constrined by the exact same thing that users of twitter like - simplicity, focus, and concise.
2) the use of the XKCD image in the article isn't the correct useage. misses the point.
didn't read any further
oh right, the link
Im irked now.
(Well, not that much time or effort to be fair). But still, I've spent most of the process wondering how relevant any of it will be in a couple of years. I guess you have to ride the wave while it lasts though.
It reminded me of something I heard about how personal email has changed. Before we used to get pissed off if we got too much marketing email because it got in the way of personal stuff, now that we have facebook, snapchat, whatsapp, LinkedIn etc for our personal interactions, we don't mind getting magazine/marketing type email anymore and browsing through them in our own time.
> gets huge > everyone on it > everyone talks about it being wack but still uses it > people start to talk about it dying > articles crop up about cash loses > EVERYTHING STILL WORKS AND IS THE SAME.
They've been saying this shit about Facebook for years.
how twitter works, how to get the best out of it for personal and business use etc etc.
Probably be obsolete in a month. *shrug*
(unless I have to pay you)
(I'm not even joking)
but people often want to be the first person to declare something "over" so they look ahead of the curve.
it's like when someone on the football thread denounces a promising teenage player DURING HIS DEBUT MATCH while other people are saying he looks alright.
if social media sites just focused on making their product good rather than constantly attracting new users it would be nice
It was never under.
Skim read it. Yep, the misuse of the xkcd is irktastic.
Here's the thing about twitter: it's a proprietary platform, which inherently dooms it to a limited lifespan.
Also, it's a mediocre concept executed very badly.
Cue some bollocks along the line of "You don't know how to use it - it friend who you follow and what you put into it."
it's like you decided twitter was shite having looked at it for five minutes in 2006 and now you've painted yourself into a corner having to slag it off every time it's mentioned
I use it regularly. Unfortunately.
But it's also the only thing of its type that entrenched. It's a bit like Windows 10 years ago: everyone uses it, it does its job and when you know how to use it you just accept the rough edges.
Don't get me wrong, I actually think Windows is good but a lot of what makes Win 7 great is that they finally did their best to apply the stuff everyone had been expecting for the 15 years prior.
But it feels terribly constrained. Do we really still need a 140 char limit? I'd be interested to know how many people send their Tweets in by text. And on my last non-smart phone it handled longer Tweets, splitting them automatically. The idea that the 140 limit is important is odd. Sometimes it's good to make your point in fewer characters but Twitter sparks a debate it's impossible to manage afterwards, and the reliance on glibber statements leads discussions to be very fragmented.
as the reason it was that was cos of text messages rather than anything twitter-related. Maybe it should be something like 200, not including @usernames.
that's why I went on to talk about text messages...
it was chosen for reasons other than it being the best number to enforce conciseness so therefore could be reassessed even though I think a limit to enforce conciseness is important.
And also other people read this forum apart from you.
I don't think they want to lose that link back to its original idea, which is part of the problem, really.
maybe it's important for growth in other less smartphone-y countries
the character limit is what makes it great you idiot
i'd be really shit if every tweet was 20 pages long
" Sometimes it's good to make your point in fewer characters but Twitter sparks a debate it's impossible to manage afterwards, and the reliance on glibber statements leads discussions to be very fragmented."
The problem is what the site ends up being used for. I'm not sure there is a simple solution but because EVERYTHING gets brought up on Twitter it means that 140 chars making one thing brief and to the point makes another thing either over simplified, bafflingly full of shorthand or fragmented over a number of Tweets that then make timelines annoying.
Can't work out quite why. Maybe something about sincerely talking about a thing on that thing.