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dreid Dec 14
Replying to @glyph
I read it just fine.
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glyph 🔩 Dec 14
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One might scratch a desperate message in blood. The message may be crucial; that doesn't recommend blood scratching as a medium.
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dreid Dec 14
Replying to @glyph
If you want to talk about how threads affect the comprehension of the reader that's a useful discussion to have.
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dreid Dec 14
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As evidenced by the fact that threading has improved drastically over the last decade of Twitter.
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dreid Dec 14
Replying to @glyph
But I'm not interested in arguing about how your self-admittedly restricted experience of Twitter as a medium is *better*.
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dreid Dec 14
Replying to @glyph
Threads are imperfect, but I'm not gonna try to hard to tell people how they should express themselves.
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dreid Dec 14
Replying to @glyph
Because frankly it is all starting to sound an awful lot like Ed Koch railing against Graffiti.
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glyph 🔩 Dec 14
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That's a low blow and also totally missing the point. We're talking about billboards here, not graffiti.
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dreid Dec 14
Replying to @glyph
I am talking about people finding ways to speak. I don't really know what you're talking about anymore. The aesthetics of speech?
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glyph 🔩 Dec 14
Replying to @dreid
Given the nature of speech, aesthetics are inseparable from mechanics. I'm talking about the consequences those mechanics have.
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glyph 🔩 Dec 14
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One of the major consequences of the tweetstorm as a mechanism is increased urgency for the audience.
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glyph 🔩 Dec 14
Replying to @dreid
In my post, I was talking about how obnoxious it is to use that increased urgency to tell me to enjoy delicious Slurm™
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glyph 🔩 Dec 14
Replying to @dreid
You're talking about the same increased urgency to share desperately important social commentary.
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glyph 🔩 Dec 14
Replying to @dreid
I think there are still problems there, but there's a reason I didn't come out of the gate critiquing that usage.
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dreid Dec 14
Replying to @glyph
You didn't acknowledge or engage with that usage either, which seems an awful lot like dismissing it.
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dreid
And I think importantly, you came at it from a perspective of someone who does has admittedly self-disengaged with the medium.
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glyph 🔩 Dec 14
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Perhaps I'll add an edit to address this somehow. I don't want to dismiss it, but engaging with this properly is a _WAY_ longer piece
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dreid Dec 14
Replying to @glyph
🎶 isn't it ironic 🎶 that your blog post failed capture nuance 🎶
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glyph 🔩 Dec 14
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okay the earlier Koch thing was below the belt but _that_ was a TKO
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dreid Dec 14
Replying to @glyph
I'm sorry I called you old and koch-ity.
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