Wednesday, 30 January 2013
“Writers should be thinking of big ideas, but Twitter sucks you into small, petty battles. It can distract you from the important to the urgent. Like a game of whack-a-mole, you can end up chasing the things that irritate you — hoping to correct every misconception or lie. This is no way to be productive. It’s no way to live.” – Mark K. Lewis
Tuesday, 4 December 2012
That is much harder for me than quitting Twitter for a month—or even quitting Twitter entirely.” – Adam Brault
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Friday, 23 March 2012
Sunday, 11 March 2012
“I recently deleted Facebook, Twitter, RSS, and Flipboard from my phone, and have been very happy with the result. Today, I am deactivating my Facebook and Twitter accounts. This is not a decision motivated by Lent, and I have no idea at this moment when or if I will reactivate them.” – J Ben Deaton
Monday, 23 January 2012
Saturday, 21 January 2012
“When in doubt…Err on the antisocial side. If you’re not sure whether to keep someone in your fake digital social life or not, remind yourself that it’s a fake digital social life and trim the fat. The people who actually matter will never be on the chopping block to begin with. Chop chop. Chop.” – Sam Biddle
Monday, 18 April 2011
Friday, 11 March 2011
“A lot of Twitter’s success is attributable to a diverse ecosystem of more than 750,000 registered apps. We will continue to support this innovation. We are excited to be working with our developer community to create a consistent and innovative experience for the many millions of users who have come to depend on Twitter every day.” – Ryan Sarver
I do know that if Twitter pushed consistency from day one – it would have never reached 750,000 registered apps. And it would have never attracted the developer ecosystem it attracted.
I would have found it far more compelling if they embraced diversity, utility, and the developer ecosystem. Instead, they’re fighting to shake off the barnacles.