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28 October 2016

Writing

  1. What isn’t an Incredible Journey?

    Is Twitter’s closure of Vine an Incredible Journey?

Tweets

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @jkottke There is something so happy-making about these things!

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    @kottke There are a few similarly good (and others less good) on reddit.com/r/CrowdPulledO… I think youtube.com/watch?v=Bceuh8… is still my fave.

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    @NeilBennun It just took me 15 minutes to work out how to get a PDF from my Mac on to my iPad.

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    @marks Part of me has sympathy, part of me thinks “you didn’t think this might happen?”

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @dracos Yeah, seems to nice and easy and free and everything to last. Also, this glass is half-empty!

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @dracos I meant a start-up/business, rather than a hobby, but I kind of ran out of characters :)

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    We're starting an effort to archive @vine. If you have favorites, please let us know by using this Google Form: docs.google.com/forms/d/1otnjc…

  • philgyford’s avatar

    And, yes, it’s easy for me to sit up here in my ivory hobby horse taking gentle potshots at people, having never started anything myself.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    I could have written that as an unwieldy and hard-to-find-in-the-future series of tweets, as is all the rage. But I like you.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    I wrote about why I don’t think Vine’s closure counts as an Incredible Journey: ourincrediblejourney.tumblr.com/post/152418580… In case you care.

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    @textfiles I’m easily persuaded either way!

  • philgyford’s avatar

    “Buy a business and close its service” is very different to “Buy a business and try to make it work for years, but fail”.

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    Should Vine count as an “Incredible Journey”? It’s been 4 years since acquisition. After so long it’s more like a business failing, sadly.

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  • textfiles’s avatar

    @philgyford I know you wanted to spend the next 3 hours arguing with me