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twitter.. has been huge to me.. almost like swimming has.. and too.. so reminds/resonates me of swimming ness


years later – ethan on twitter.. elon on twitter


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Twitter (/ˈtwɪtər/) is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called “tweets”. Registered users can read and post tweets, but those who are unregistered can only read them. Users access Twitter through the website interface, SMS or mobile device app. Twitter Inc. is based in San Francisco and has more than 25 offices around the world.

Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone, and Noah Glass and launched in July 2006.


The service rapidly gained worldwide popularity, with more than 100 million users posting 340 million tweets a day in 2012. The service also handled 1.6 billion search queries per day. In 2013, it was one of the ten most-visited websites and has been described as “the SMS of the Internet”. As of March 2016, Twitter has more than 310 million monthly active users.


adding page because of this/these

i love co ops but twitter shouldn’t become one

stephen (@swoicik) tweeted at 5:37 AM – 13 Oct 2016 :

This Twitter bot is tracking dictators’ flights in and out of Geneva (

Matt Carroll (@MattAtMIT) tweeted at 3:58 PM – 12 Oct 2016 :

Yikes: Surveillance co. used social APIs (FB, Twitter) to track protesters for police #journalism @russellbrandom (


another/longer twitter/swimming reflection..

twitter has led me to/thru ie: wikipedia.. creating a more everyday life wikipedia ness.. an ongoing/pivoting dance ness..

which has helped me see perhaps a more legit/real fake news ie: that most of us are not-us.. science of people ness..

and all the ridiculous/shiny ways we keep perpetuating that/irrelevant s.. the more i hear our souls screaming.. i need you to wake up

cc/grazies.. @jack @jimmy_wales @flakenstein @cblack_ @leashless @campoSOFIA


David Graeber (@davidgraeber) tweeted at 7:02 AM – 14 Feb 2017 :

Twitter censorship alert! 5 accounts of young people active in Kurdish freedom movement all suspended Feb 1, Twitter refuses to explain why (

Elif Sarican (@elxeyal) tweeted at 4:00 AM – 15 Feb 2017 :

Thanks @davidgraeber and everyone else for helping get our accounts back. Still no explanation from @Twitter No to #Censorship #TwitterKurds (


juxta twitter.. what twitter does to/for me… everyday.. zoom dance et al

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Bryan Alexander (@BryanAlexander) tweeted at 8:01 AM – 14 Feb 2017 :

“to talk about adjuncts is to talk about the centerpiece of higher education” (

Maryam Alkhawaja (@MARYAMALKHAWAJA) tweeted at 7:58 AM – 14 Feb 2017 :

4 children were taken by police in Karraneh, beaten then released #Bahrain (



via Nathan share on fb

A GROUP OF DIE-HARD TWITTER USERS WANTS TO BUY THE COMPANY AND TURN IT INTO A CO-OP..Wall Street doesn’t love Twitter. Why not sell it to the users who do?


what’s next for the buy twitter campaign:


twitter and tear gaszeynep


new privacy settings opt out


Tiago Forte (@fortelabs) tweeted at 10:43 PM – 1 Oct 2017 :

If you want to be brought up to speed on online free speech/privacy, read this tweetstorm


Though to be frank, a lot of places still haven’t caught up with techniques that worked well in fora and could probably scale.


on Rose McGowan suspension.. for calling out weinstein and affleck.. et al

Jesse Stommel (@Jessifer) tweeted at 5:50 AM – 12 Oct 2017 :

Are you kidding? Trump publicly brags about assaulting women, but @rosemcgowan can’t name what was done to her. (

LTone (@LTone) tweeted at 11:57 PM – 11 Oct 2017 :

Rose McGowan’s Twitter account has been suspended for inciting women to speak out against sexual harassment & rape. Anyway, lets hop on over to Richard Spencer’s account & get the deets on the next Klan rally… (

Chillian J. Yikes! (@jilliancyork) tweeted at 3:58 AM – 13 Oct 2017 :

So did @rosemcgowan actually tweet a phone number? Do we believe @TwitterSafety’s story or not? (

Rosa A. Clemente (@rosaclemente) tweeted at 4:30 AM – 13 Oct 2017 :

Can’t with #WomenBoycottTwitter instead why not #WomenHelpPuertoRico,what a privilege to silence 1 of the forms of communication #PRontheMap (


Norton Auto-Updater (@quinnnorton) tweeted at 6:14 AM – 17 Oct 2017 :

@rosemcgowan @Twitter @TwitterSupport And I’ll tell you why they’re not transparent. Because they know their shit is gamable, & getting gamed. But they don’t know how to fix it. (

Norton Auto-Updater (@quinnnorton) tweeted at 6:24 AM – 17 Oct 2017 :

@rosemcgowan @Twitter @TwitterSupport @facebook So the reasons @twitter/Facebook aren’t transparent about how they suspend people is that suspensions would be even more abused if they were

Norton Auto-Updater (@quinnnorton) tweeted at 6:36 AM – 17 Oct 2017 :

@rosemcgowan @Twitter @TwitterSupport @facebook & btw, if you think enduring the hatred & accusations of racism and misogyny directed at the staff at these places is hard, I’m sure it is. (

Norton Auto-Updater (@quinnnorton) tweeted at 6:38 AM – 17 Oct 2017 :

@rosemcgowan @Twitter @TwitterSupport @facebook I’m also sure they’ll take that any day of the week to avoid being called incompetent, and I’m pretty sure that’s how many of them feel. (




Harold Jarche (@hjarche) tweeted at 11:13 AM on Fri, Dec 28, 2018:
Twitter is a written (print) medium, but works in an oral fashion “At electric speed, all forms are pushed to the limits of their potential.” —Marshall McLuhan. Inspired by @bonstewart


Social Media Lab (@SMLabTO) tweeted at 6:06 AM – 24 Jul 2019 :
Instagram and Twitter are removing the numbers of likes and retweets from public view. But it began with a man named Ben Grosser. #SMSociety #digitalmethods #socialmediaresearch (


( pow( e, ( sqrt(-1) * π ) ) ) – 1 = 0  (@ultimape) tweeted at 6:00 AM on Fri, Aug 02, 2019:
Part of the reason for my own eclectic use of twitter threads is needing to find a way to “think” externally (stigmerically?) without needing to depend on my memory working well. This is a great idea.


“Twitter is where academics who don’t like to talk to people talk to the world.” — said during a seminar today.
Original Tweet:


Twitter says it will soon redistribute inactive account handles. The account @flawless hasn’t tweeted in 12 years. But after being called out the account responded with one perfect tweet showing they had been there the whole time.

Original Tweet:

Accounts that seem unoccupied may have a rich inner life.. t

human beings

An old age the emphasis shifts from doing to being, and our civilization, which is lost in doing, know nothing of being. It asks: being? What do you do with it?   – Eckhart Tolle


Fred Wilson (@fredwilson) tweeted at 9:31 AM – 11 Dec 2019 :
I am so pleased that @jack and the Twitter team are looking into this. Having been there when “we took a different path for reasons that were reasonable at the time”, I have long wished that Twitter had been built after Bitcoin not before it (

@jack: Finally, new technologies have emerged to make a decentralized approach more viable. Blockchain points to a series of decentralized solutions for open and durable hosting, governance, and even monetization. Much work to be done, but the fundamentals are there.

@jack: Some of these issues were emphasized by @stephen_wolfram in a blog post following his Senate hearing titled “Optimizing for Engagement: Understanding the Use of Persuasive Technology on Internet Platforms”.

@jack: We’d expect this team not only to develop a decentralized standard for social media, but to also build open community around it, inclusive of companies & organizations, researchers, civil society leaders, all who are thinking deeply about the consequences, positive and negative.

go deeper.. ie: 2 convers as infra

@jack: We’re calling this team @bluesky. Our CTO @ParagAwill be running point to find a lead, who will then hire and direct the rest of the team. Please follow or DM @blueskyif you’re interested in learning more or joining!


the social dilemma (doc)