I don't usually buy into "blame the user" for most problems, but our collective addiction to vanity metrics ruined everything, and even those who didn't buy into them have suffered the consequences. The problem exists between keyboard and chair.
"I'd pay good money to hear the whisper networks' take on that." Five things for November 30, 2023.
Like so many other things, the pandemic completely disrupted those social outings, but at no point did I ever miss getting on the train and going into an office every day... until I suddenly did. Kind of.
"The other half of you are absolutely deluded." Five things for October 26, 2023.
"On book bans, Google Fusion, car-free cities, cars as spyware, and a podcast recommendation." Five things for September 21, 2023.
Much like the lack of flying cars and personal jetpacks, the internet in 2023 is a major disappointment.
"Let it die." Five things for June 8, 2023. That's it! That's the excerpt.
"Be the change you want to see." Five things for April 27, 2023. That's it! That's the excerpt.
"Cynicism and pessimism... that's its own kind of failure." Five things for April 13, 2023. That's it! That's the excerpt.
Whether it's the outright banning of individual journalists he doesn't like, or the recent mis-labeling of NPR's account, Twitter has become an even more dangerous platform for spreading misinformation under Musk — a comically dystopian combination of The New York Times and Truth Social.