Hey informal survey, do y'all remember migrating here because Twitter fucked something up and people you follow there talked about moving here?

@plsburydoughboy I was doing the pushing to my birdsitefriends, after I looked around and it seemed to have significant potential. This was Thursday.

Twitter used to make me happy (hung out in STEM / AI / econ / fin / VC / startup circles, always learning new shit) but after the primaries everything became politics and it hasn't let up since. Then... yes, Twitter broke all the emergent reply behaviors we've used for years with their new update


@plsburydoughboy This was the last straw for me. The UI isn't the issue, though it's also dumb -- too many taps to do anything. Making handles take up no characters is fine. But the way they did it broke dot-replies, inline QT threading, reply-QTs, and reply directivity*, plus self-reply visibility is now ambiguous. Probably more I'm forgetting.

*convention, goes like this:
@[replying-to] replytext w/ @[mention] in it if need be, and @[watchers] & earlier @[participants] at end

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@plsburydoughboy They either broke entirely or dramatically altered all of those. It's fucking garbage. It's being redesigned as a broadcast platform for bluechecks, and for normals to yell at bluechecks. Conversations are dead.

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