It's even worse than it appears.
Saturday February 22, 2020; 10:32 PM EST
  • This came up in an email discussion. #
  • Doc said he doesn't really understand how Twitter threading works. I'm not sure I understand it either, and I've implemented it in two of my tools, first Electric Pork and now LO2. #
  • Here's how I do it.#
  • Suppose you have a sequence of four bits of text you want to turn into a Twitter thread.#
  • Label them A, B, C and D. #
  • When you post a tweet you can optionally specify which tweet it is in reply to.#
  • First I post A to Twitter, not a reply.#
    • Then I post B, in reply to A.#
      • Then C, in reply to B.#
        • And D, in reply to C.#
  • Twitter will display that as a thread. Like this. #
  • Could I have had them all in reply to A? Not sure. I haven't tried it. #

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