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  1. God Did the World a Favor by Destroying Twitter | WIRED

    Paul Ford on Twitter and Mastodon. “The Fediverse apps are all built on a set of rules called the ActivityPub standard, which is a little like HTML had sex with a calendar invite. It’s a content polycule.”

  2. what do you want from the internet? - by Brian Feldman

    “It’s been weird to watch people who have never had to leave an internet haunt before be confronted with an eviction.”

  3. How a Ghostwriter Makes $200,000 a Year Writing Tweets for Top Silicon Valley Investors

    “We’ve been living in the metaverse for 15 years. We live in a technology-mediated reality. There are no facts. Narrative is the only thing that matters. Everything is propaganda.” (via Money Stuff)

  4. Welcome to hell, Elon - The Verge

    “The essential truth of every social network is that the product is content moderation, and everyone hates the people who decide how content moderation works.”

  5. I Should Be Able to Mute America

    “…we need a way to mute America. Why? Because America has no chill. America is exhausting. … America has effectively built a Green Zone in our cultural consciousness … I should not know who Pete Buttigieg is.“

  6. Elderblog Sutra: 13

    On what the demise of Twitter, or an Elon Musk-ruled Twitter, might mean for the distribution of blogging.

  7. @lemonodor/Advisory Circular bots / Twitter

    Twitter bots that automatically post when a helicopter’s detected flying in circles over a particular city. Includes @SkyCirclesLON. (via Ask MetaFilter)

  8. Darius Kazemi on Twitter: “For example: the One Piece Treasure Cruise…”

    Fascinating thread on how Twitter accounts might be classified as “bots” when they could be “normal” people, cross-postings, auto-postings from games, etc. (via FaveJet)

  9. UK Rave YouTube Comments (@UKRaveComments) / Twitter

    These are lovely. (via Imperica Web Curios)

  10. Your Twitter Trend Analysis Is Not Deep, and It’s Probably Wrong

    I didn’t understand the thing where people on twitter 👏 write 👏 things 👏 like 👏 this. Now I guess I know where it comes from but still don’t know why most people who use it do so.

  11. Notes on some artefacts | The Monthly

    “It is impossible to say whether this is a bot account, though, because conservatives appear to be modelling their online presences on bots.” Good stuff. Like pointing out how much stuff around now is Gibson-esque.

  12. Future Historians Probably Won’t Understand Our Internet - The Atlantic

    On the impossibility of archiving the experience of using social media, even if ignoring the fact, like this article seems to, that so much of social media is private to some degree. (via @kevin2kelly)

  13. Shaula Evans on Twitter: “Hey friends…”

    On why you shouldn’t get the ‘Verified’ mark that Twitter now allows anyone to claim.

  14. Three Years in San Francisco » Mike Industries

    Some good thoughts on building teams, management, product managers, diversity, etc.

  15. Twython — Twython 3.1.2 documentation

    “Actively maintained, pure Python wrapper for the Twitter API. Supports both normal and streaming Twitter APIs” Probably more up to date than whatever I was using before. For future reference.

  16. Exquisite Tweets from @nraford

    “I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by PowerPoints, starving hysterical for content…” Noah Radford spent two hours recasting ‘Howl’ over Twitter. (originally collected by @debcha)

  17. Met Police encourages Twitter pile-ons (with images, tweets) · anyabike · Storify

    Interesting, in an unpleasant way, to see how Twitter etiquette, and tone of voice, and the blurry lines between personal / professional Twitter accounts make this kind of thing get a bit horrible. (via @mildlydiverting)

  18. How I Built Emojitracker — Medium

    Brilliant write-up of the difficulties in developing what at first glance looks like a very simple site. Also, makes me pleased Twelescreen is simpler and less popular. (via Waxy)

  19. Lonely Tweets :’(

    Nicely done, and pretty sobering. (via @annegalloway)

  20. Exquisite Tweets from @pretendoffice, @rooreynolds

    This was a lot of fun. Saving for future reference. (Thanks @blech)

  21. Exquisite Tweets from @ftrain, @thelancearthur

    Lovely little improvised text adventure. (via @blech)

  22. ifttt / Log tweets to a Dropbox file

    Nice idea for making a backup of your tweets and @replies. (via Stellar)

  23. Issue #3057: bootstrap-dropdown.js clearMenus() needs ; at the end · twitter/bootstrap

    Long, long discussion over whether to use a semi-colon or not. Saved to show non-coders how important the smallest details can be. And, also, USE SEMI-COLONS, WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?!

  24. Twitter Bootstrap Generator

    Enter colour, font options etc and it generates a compiled CSS file to use with the Twitter Bootstrap framework thing. (via Brett Terpstra)

  25. Bootstrap, from Twitter

    Twitter’s CSS/HTML frameworky thing, which I keep forgetting about.

  26. ThinkUp Archives and Analyzes Your Social Media Life | Smarterware

    This looks very good. So much more than just archiving your activity on services, which would be a good thing in itself.

  27. Sycorax: Bring Fictional Characters to Life on Twitter

    “Sycorax is a Twitter client, written in Python, that choreographs the online behavior of fictional characters.” Very nice. Introduces slight randomness, characters interacting, etc. (via Infovore)

  28. Wstonesoxfordst · Storify

    The collected tweets of @wstonesoxfordst. ‘The Bookshop of Babel’ was quite fun.

  29. FRSTEE the Twitter Snowman

    Our new fun product thing: customised, rapid-manufactured snowman decoration based on your own Twitter stats. (I made the site; my fault if it breaks.)

  30. Why Twitter’s Oral Culture Irritates Bill Keller (and why this is an important issue) | technosociology

    Very good, and worth some time. On how Twitter is conversation, and how that compares with written language that some people are concerned is threatened by social media. (via @blech)

  31. Twitpic, Twitter, Lockerz, YFrog, Mobypic – good or bad? | Jon Boyes - Photographer - blog

    A comparison of the T&Cs of five Twitter-oriented image hosting sites. Avoid Twitter, Lockerz and Twitpic; use YFrog or Mobypic.

  32. Twitter Ye Not – why this geek went back to the real world | Sarah Angliss

    On why she’s stopped using Twitter. I’ve been going through a love/hate thing with it all myself the last few weeks and most (but not all) of this captures some of my feelings. (via @FinalBullet)

  33. Infovore » Where’s @towerbridge?

    Aside from anything else: Twitter appear to have handed one person’s account over to someone else, and all the original tweets have been deleted. How safe does your account feel now?

  34. Difference between geo and coordinates in status - Twitter Development Talk | Google Groups

    Coordinates vs geo vs place in the Twitter API. It’s not good when you have to read email threads to work out how to use a company’s API.

  35. [RS] Re-Sweet: @samuelpepys -

    Odd but nice: two guys who sing tweets have, at someone’s request, sung one of @samuelpepys’ tweets. (via @lili_bird)

  36. Exquisite Tweets from @kaygeeuk, @Danny_Saxby, @m1ndy9876, @MissEllieMae, @ARRJAYKAY, @BenDylan, @kevmcveigh, @squashypigeon, @sliderulesyou, @oliverburkeman

    Highly edited (none of the retweets for a start) version of the “Sky reporters offered protestors £25 to throw bricks” rumour spreading on Twitter, curated by me.

  37. Twitter / alex butterworth: For the next ten weeks I w …

    “For the next ten weeks I will be tweeting the events of the Commune through the voices of the participants.” Lovely idea, seems a bit hard to follow what’s actually happening, or maybe I’ve missed the point.

  38. Snap Bird - search twitter’s history

    Lets you search your Twitter friends’ tweets, or a specific person’s tweets (and more), further back than 10 days (unlike official Twitter search). (via Haddock)

  39. Pattern, a Python module for mining web data

    Lovely looking module for grabbing data from a variety of web sources, analysing it, and displaying results in different ways. (via Waxy)

  40. Dancarroll / django-activitysync / source – Bitbucket

    Django app for aggregating activity from different services, currently Twitter, Google Reader and Reddit.

  41. IS Parade

    Lovely, lovely Flash thing that shoes all your twitter followers following you in a big parade. Charmingly done and you must try it. (via Interconnected)

  42. Exquisite Tweets from @candicecbailey…

    Whoops! One careless word and suddenly people think there’s a shooting in Oxford Circus. @candicecbailey appears to have deleted her original tweet now, although it’s not really her fault. (via @abscond)

  43. Exquisite Tweets

    Really handy way of being able to point at an entire Twitter conversation, or a hand-curated selection of tweets, from James Wheare.

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