It's even worse than it appears..
Sunday May 14, 2023; 9:45 AM EDT
  • When I ran a BBS in the early 80s, we’d get hacked from time to time, and usually they’d wipe the database, which left us with a fresh start, and for a while everything would be nice and simple, until it got all clogged up again. So there was a silver lining to getting hacked. 😄 #
  • Another phenomenon that might be at play. Remembering Clubhouse, the voice-only twitter, was wonderful until it became a juggernaut then it was filled with spam and influencers, and the comradery that people loved at first was gone.#
  • So Twitter is old and clogged. Its rules are more or less set in stone. A new network, where there isn't much of a caste system, or it can be avoided, has more potential. People are on somewhat of a level playing field. The trolls haven't gotten organized yet. Whatever it is, Bluesky is nice. But it will get clogged too, and they should prepare for that by being more open to different uses. #
  • One thing they're all missing is that these are writing environments first, so studying writing on computers would make sense. If they did, they'd instantly get some important new ideas for features users would love that could sustain them once the newness wears off. #

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