So Twitter was down
And nothing of importance was lost . . .
Microblogging platform Twitter fell over today, leaving billionaires bereft of playthings and users having to resort to other modes of communication for their conspiracy theories. After warning that it was over capacity, the platform threw in the towel between 1300 and 1400 UTC before clambering unsteadily back to its feet. …
"I can unlock my phone without authentication"
Via email and phone tech support: "Let's run through increasingly difficult and time consuming diagnostic steps until you leave us alone or take your own life."
Via public Twitter post: "That's bad, we're checking."
"Hope they've checked today's security camera footage to make sure they don't see him climbing out of a ventilation duct with wirecutters in hand and a maniacal grin on his face."
I think that would be too much like real work. He has people for that.
Unlike other tools - Facebook top of the list - Twitter can be very useful, but you need to put in rhe work.
Choose carefully who or what you follow. Regularly unfollow anyone that doesn't add value to your feed. Trim and purge so that you're only seeing what you need
That, I guess, is true if every platform, but at least Twitter lets you manage things effectively.
I try pretty much everything that is launched but, like thousands of very smart people, invariably wind up back at Twitter.
I do fear that at some point Jack Dorsey will hand control to somene who'll remake Twitter into a horrid Facebook clone, but so far it's still a great tool to rely on.
Not specific to Twitter, but any organisation that has green checks on the dashboard while their service is not working should have to pay me, personally, a significant fine. It's just super-irritating. You're not deceiving anyone, you're just showing that your dashboard is shit. Make it better.
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