You Don’t Have to Clap

Warren Ellis pointed me to this breakdown by Robin Sloan of recent developments with Twitter. It’s a good read, but this bit is the kicker:

Wishful descriptions of Twitter as the de facto public town square” or the closest thing we have to a global consciousness” sound, to me, like Peter Pan begging the audience to clap and raise a swooning Tinkerbell.

You don’t have to clap.

I like Sloan’s prediction of an overdue MySpace-ification.” Seems spot on.

April 29, 2022