Do we need another twitter?
a very short post
Twitter: It’s not doing so great. You know it if you’re on there. It has the vibes of a party everybody’s stayed a bit too long at. But the website also keeps on breaking down. Weird limitations get imposed and lifted. It’s a mess.
There’s not a great replacement for Twitter because, Facebook aside, most other social media sites are about image and video, not text. Reddit is fine if you want to hang out, but it’s not really a networking and promotional tool for writers. So people keep trying to build a replacement or anoint one: Mastadon, the “notes” functionality on this website, Cohost, Blue Sky, Post, and, now, Threads. (This list is non-exhaustive.)
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Blue Sky has a slight edge on its competition thus far but if you log on there you’re going to get like ten posts about how nice this place is compared to Twitter. None of these places quite have cultures of t…
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