Stuff I did (and stopped doing) in 2021 (January 3, 2022)
My 2021 was less about accomplishment than revision. Most of it was good, and none of it was easy.
How and why I deleted 40,000 tweets (January 31, 2021)
Last week, the day before I started my new job, I deleted more than 40,000 old tweets. This action came after some days of soul-searching, and then a bit of research on GitHub. I feel very glad that I did it, in the way one feels glad after a thorough cleaning of one's work-space.
🍿🍿🍿 (January 17, 2021)
Recent events have encouraged me to lower my voice on social media.
For Pi Day, I restarted @AcrosticPi (April 13, 2019)
I've refreshed and relaunched a Twitter bot I created five years ago, one that recites the digits of π entirely through other peoples' tweets.
Beginning a daytime Twitter fast (July 3, 2018)
During the month of July, 2018, I will restrict my daily Twitter browsing to only the hours after sunset. I feel hopeful this will be the first meaningfully successful Twitter-diet I've attempted.
Twitter needs more bureaucracy (November 11, 2017)
Twitter has taught us to stop pretending it's a public utility. Now it must stop treating itself like just another tech start-up.
Introducing TwitterSplit (August 13, 2016)
I just published a new tool called TwitterSplit. Paste in an essay or another hunk of text too long for Twitter, hit the button, and receive back a tweetstorm ready for pasting into the client of your choice. You can optionally have “page numbers” appear at the front or back of every tweet, or stamp them all with a certain hashtag. The tweets’ length in any case will never exceed 140 characters each.
A few principles for a healthy Twitter timeline (March 29, 2015)
I shall now present some guiding principles on how I read Twitter. This list does not cover the posting etiquette I follow, but does get into the politics of following, unfollowing, and muting, with the aim of lessening the tension and awkwardness endemic to these actions, while keeping myself mindful of why I use Twitter in the first place.
Less tweet, more meat (February 17, 2015)
Coincidentally, after my previous post mentioning both Marco Arment and Google Reader, Marco himself dismally speculated that Reader’s dissolution in the summer of 2013 coincides with a global cessation of growth among blogs’ readership.