109 Matching Annotations
  1. Feb 2020
    1. Screenshots are disposable, but highlights are forever.

      Highlighting this sentence on the Highly blog (on Medium) ironically using Hypothes.is. I'm syndicating a copy over to my own website because I know that most social services are not long for this world. The only highlights that live forever are the ones you keep on your own website or another location that you own and control.

      RIP Highly. Viva IndieWeb!

  2. Jan 2020
    1. “Twitter is the most amazing networking and learning network ever built.For someone whose pursuing their dream job, or chasing a group of mentors or peers, it’s remarkable. In any given field, 50-80% of the top experts in that field are on Twitter and they’re sharing ideas, and you can connect to them or follow them in your personal feed.If you get lucky enough and say something they find interesting, they might follow you, and the reason this becomes super interesting is that unlocks direct message, and now all of a sudden you can communicate directly or electronically with that individual. Very, very powerful.If you’re not using Twitter, you’re missing out.” — Bill Gurley

      I cannot agree more on this, since I finally accumulated a great network on Twitter. It's important to hit the bell icon next to the profiles we value the most, so that we're never missing out of their new content

  3. Dec 2019
    1. The Magic of Twitter“Twitter is the most amazing networking and learning network ever built.For someone whose pursuing their dream job, or chasing a group of mentors or peers, it’s remarkable. In any given field, 50-80% of the top experts in that field are on Twitter and they’re sharing ideas, and you can connect to them or follow them in your personal feed.If you get lucky enough and say something they find interesting, they might follow you, and the reason this becomes super interesting is that unlocks direct message, and now all of a sudden you can communicate directly or electronically with that individual. Very, very powerful.If you’re not using Twitter, you’re missing out.” — Bill Gurley
    1. That approach: build protocols, not platforms.

      I can now see why @jack made his Twitter announcement this morning. If he opens up and can use that openness to suck up more data, then Twitter's game could potentially be doing big data and higher end algorithmic work on even much larger sets of data to drive eyeballs.

      I'll have to think on how one would "capture" a market this way, but Twitter could be reasonably poised to pivot in this direction if they're really game for going all-in on the idea.

      It's reasonably obvious that Twitter has dramatically slowed it's growth and isn't competing with some of it's erstwhile peers. Thus they need to figure out how to turn a relatively large ship without losing value.

    1. Tagging systems were “folksonomies:” chaotic, self-organizing categorization schemes that grew from the bottom up.

      There's something that just feels so wrong in this article about tagging and the blogosphere that has a pullquote meant to encourage one to Tweet the quote.

  4. Nov 2019
    1. No Twitter, os perfis bolsonaristas são Isentões, Dona Regina, Tonho Drinks, O Ódio do Bem, Bolsonéas e Patriotas, entre outros.

      Importante saber quem são os babacas lambedores de saco

  5. Oct 2019
    1. We recently discovered that when you provided an email address or phone number for safety or security purposes (for example, two-factor authentication) this data may have inadvertently been used for advertising purposes, specifically in our Tailored Audiences and Partner Audiences advertising system. 

      Twitter may have sold your e-mail address to people.

      Twitter has only done this with people who have added their e-mail address for security purposes.

      Security purposes for Twitter = sell your e-mail address to a third-party company.

      Spam for you = security purposes for Twitter.

  6. Aug 2019
    1. mmentary. It also includes many annotated newspaper and magazine articles.An articMaha Bali2 weeks agowould be nice to include a screenshot. Also, I feel like I need to read up on Cambodian history to understand the significance of this particular royal - you don’t explicitly talk about how he is using power here. Was he trying to influence public opinion, was he just annotating for his own knowledge and learning, what kind of power is at play here?(I also wonder if the whole leaders having “right to express freely their view” does not work to anyone’s favor in the case of Donald Trump, so I would contest this strongly. That freedom of expression for political leaders maybe should be weighted differently than for the general population, no? As it has broader consequences for the entire country or even the world…

      I nearly added it above in the opening, but Maha’s comment reminds me of it again. In a countercultural way, a web developer created a browser plugin that will re-format all of Donald Trump’s tweets to appear as if they were written in crayon by an eight year old: http://maketrumptweetseightagain.com/

      While not technically annotation in a “traditional” form discussed in the text so far—though close from the perspective of the redaction technique mentioned above—, by reformatting the font of Trumps tweets, it completely changes their context, meaning, and political weight.

    1. The author and literary critic Sam Anderson has written: “Twitter is basically electronic marginalia on everything in the world: jokes, sports, revolutions.”

      I like their idea about Twitter being an annotation tool and to some extent it is, and a good one at that. However, we still need to address the distribution mechanism and the fact that Tweets like this are often bereft of context and cause context collapse.

      Quote tweets and dunking mechanisms would be interesting to study in this context, particularly in a world where people often delete tweets (dunked or not) which means the original context is gone or missing and we're only left with an orphaned annotation.

      Other cultural examples of missing context include commentary for live sporting or cultural events like the Super Bowl, World Series, World Cup Soccer, or the Academy Awards. Watchers will comment on something in real time (often even without an identifying or contextualizing hashtag, eg: #Oscars19), supposing an implied context from their audience, but later generations will be at odds to find or re-complete the original context.

    1. this notion of community is based on users who have no connectionto each other rather than either supporting or abusing Caroline

      communities do not appear distinctly on twitter

    2. Twitter (aplatform where communities are not well-defined)

      different platforms good for different reasons

  7. Jul 2019
    1. Without a retweet button, Wetherell said, brands “would certainly be less inclined to have a financial relationship with [a platform]. And when you're Twitter and that's vastly your primary source of income, that might be a challenge.”
  8. May 2019
    1. Here’s my pitch for a Dumb Twitter app: The app forces you to tweet at the original 140 character tweet length. You can reply. You can’t like or retweet. You most certainly can’t quote tweet. There is no private DMing. Linear tweet stream only.

      Perhaps he's unaware of it, but this sounds a lot like the design decisions that micro.blog has made in it's platform which is very similar to DoOO, but for the broader public.

    2. So far coming back to Twitter has felt like visiting your hometown: it’s great to visit but it’s also a reminder of how much you enjoy not living there anymore.
  9. Apr 2019
    1. Instagram, despite not having any official reshare option, allows near unlimited hashtag spamming, and that allows for more deterministic, self-generated distribution. Twitter also isn't as great for spreading visual memes because of its stubborn attachment to cropping photos to maintain a certain level of tweet density per phone screen.

      Some interesting UI clues here that either help or hamper social networks

    2. time travel back to pre-product-market-fit Twitter

      Want to see what your Twitter timeline would've looked like 10 years ago today, if you followed all the same people you do now? https://t.co/41a6iQcYhc

      — Andy Baio (@waxpancake) May 24, 2018

      <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
    3. What changed Twitter, for me, was the launch of Favstar and Favrd (both now defunct, ruthlessly murdered by Twitter), these global leaderboards that suddenly turned the service into a competition to compose the most globally popular tweets.

      For the social status conscious these two services definitely created a layer of interesting discovery to the service that it hadn't had before.

    4. Recall Twitter in the early days, when it was somewhat of a harmless but somewhat inert status update service.

      As I'm thinking about it I definitely went to Twitter for its use as a tool and not for the social or network piece.

  10. Mar 2019
    1. The Wired Classroom: Leveraging Technology to Engage Adult Learners

      This article discusses how even though instructors may be hesitant to include new technologies in their learning environments, doing so can enhance the student experience. It specifically explore the use of twitter for classroom discussions, simulation tools, and the LMS systems universities use currently to support online work. Soliciting feedback from students to ask how tools are working for them is important for evolving the classroom to fit student needs.

    1. But that post-digital lens asks us to look beyond the “twitter is a cesspool” argument.

      This is important because even well meaning and thoughtful platforms like micro.blog could have bad actors once they reach scale. Working on this separate and broader issue can mitigate those eventualities.

  11. Feb 2019
  12. Jan 2019
    1. With the new take, we’re also trying to bring more of a classic SvN style back to the site. Not just big, marque pieces, but lots of smaller observations, quotes, links, and other posts as well.

      I wonder if they might also support Webmentions for commenting along with possibly maintaining their own microblog as they move away from Twitter too.

  13. Dec 2018
    1. Regular readers of Gillmor's eJournal will recognize his commitment to user participation. "One of the things I'm sure about in journalism right now is that my readers know more than I do," he says. "To the extent that I can take advantage of that in a way that does something for everyone involved ó that strikes me as pretty cool." One fascinating aspect of Gillmor's Weblog is how he lifts the veil from the workings of the journalism profession. "There have been occasions where I put up a note saying, 'I'm working on the following and here's what I think I know,' and the invitation is for the reader to either tell me I'm on the right track, I'm wrong, or at the very least help me find the missing pieces," he says. "That's a pretty interesting thing. Many thousands more people read my column in the newspaper than online, but I do hear back from a fair number of people from the Weblog."

      Awesomely, this sounds almost exactly like something that David Fahrenthold would tell Jay Rosen about Twitter nearly 16 years later in an interview in The Correspondent.


    1. Aaron, to change the famous quote, "It's not the number of characters (140 or 280), but the content of your character that define you." I far prefer reading your links, analysis, and even thought leadership here to people I've never met on twitter with thousands of followers.

    2. It’s the same old story – if you spend a lot of time trying to become famous, then you become famous, but you won’t have spent any time doing anything worth being famous for.
  14. Nov 2018
    1. Neoliberalism is the requirement to submit all your research outputs to the faculty website, but neoliberalism is also the pride you feel when your most recent article is Tweeted about.

      The Tweet pride part of this hits home.

  15. Oct 2018
  16. Sep 2018
    1. That they can download their data, access via APIs

      Interesting concept, should you have full ownership of your data? If yes, how can we enforce this?

  17. Aug 2018
    1. However, as the following diagrams will show, the middle is a lot weaker than it looks, and this makes public discourse vulnerable both to extremists at home and to manipulation by outside actors such as Russia.
    1. M.B can’t be reduced to stereotypes, of course. But there’s also a bar to entry into this social-media network, and it’s a distinctly technophilic, first-world, Western bar.

      You can only say this because I suspect you're comparing it to platforms that are massively larger by many orders of magnitude. You can't compare it to Twitter or Facebook yet. In fact, if you were to compare it to them, then it would be to their early versions. Twitter was very technophilic for almost all of it's first three years until it crossed over into the broader conscious in early 2009.

      Your argument is somewhat akin to doing a national level political poll and only sampling a dozen people in one small town.

    1. To start you thinking, here’s a quote from lead educator Jean Burgess. Jean considers how Twitter has changed since 2006 and reflects on her own use of the platform in the context of changing patterns of use. In response to the suggestion that Twitter is a dying social media platform, Jean states that: the narratives of decline around the place at the moment […] have to do with a certain loss of sociability. And to those of us for whom Twitter’s pleasures were as much to do with ambient intimacy, personal connections and play as they were to do with professional success theatre, celebrity and breaking news, this is a real, felt loss: sociability matters.
    1. That said: I will try to work out using webmentions to reply to folks replies that get backfed to my site, using my site’s comments. We’ll see.

      I spent some time trying to figure this out. It's not as hard as I would have presumed to thread comments between WordPress and Twitter. https://boffosocko.com/2018/07/02/threaded-conversations-between-wordpress-and-twitter/

      I do wish I had an automated way to write the comment on my site and syndicate it to Twitter automatically and have the threading work properly. For now I'm doing it manually--the few times I do do it.

    1. “Please bear with me,” said one team member at the meeting. “This is incredibly complex.”

      That a group of people would have the skills to create a tool like Twitter by no means assures that those same people will have sufficiently mature moral reasoning to understand or guide the tremendous social forces they have unleashed. The clearest evidence that the creators of Twitter are unequal to the task of guiding its values is simply that they lack the humility to imagine they need help.

  18. Jul 2018
    1. Then I used Gephi, another free data analysis tool, to visualize the data as an entity-relationship graph. The coloured circles—called Nodes—represent Twitter accounts, and the intersecting lines—known as Edges—refer to Follow/Follower connections between accounts. The accounts are grouped into colour-coded community clusters based on the Modularity algorithm, which detects tightly interconnected groups. The size of each node is based on the number of connections that account has with others in the network.
    2. Using the open-source NodeXL tool, I collected and imported a complete list of accounts tweeting that exact phrase into a spreadsheet. From that list, I also gathered and imported an extended community of Twitter users, comprised of the friends and followers of each account. It was going to be an interesting test: if the slurs against Nemtsov were just a minor case of rumour-spreading, they probably wouldn't be coming from more than a few dozen users.
    3. RuNet Echo has previously written about the efforts of the Russian “Troll Army” to inject the social networks and online media websites with pro-Kremlin rhetoric. Twitter is no exception, and multiple users have observed Twitter accounts tweeting similar statements during and around key breaking news and events. Increasingly active throughout Russia's interventions in Ukraine, these “bots” have been designed to look like real Twitter users, complete with avatars.
    1. The New Yorker’s Sasha Frere-Jones called Twitter a “self-cleaning oven,” suggesting that false information could be flagged and self-corrected almost immediately. We no longer had to wait 24 hours for a newspaper to issue a correction.
    1. To that point, I've also basically not refollowed any news accounts or "official" corporate accounts. Anything I need to know about major headlines gets surfaced through other channels, or even just other parts of Twitter, so I don't need to see social media updates from media companies whose entire economic model is predicated on causing me enough stress to click through to their sites.

      Some good general advice...

    2. It turns out, I don't mind knowing about current events, but it hurts to see lots of people I care about going through anguish or pain when bad news happens. I want to optimize for being aware, but not emotionally overwhelmed.
  19. Jun 2018
    1. (Roose, who has since deleted his tweet as part of a routine purge of tweets older than 30 days, told me it was intended simply as an observation, not a full analysis of the trends.)

      Another example of someone regularly deleting their tweets at regular intervals. I've seem a few examples of this in academia.

    1. One of the things I do a lot on Twitter, for example, is retweet stories that I find interesting in order to come back to them later.

      retweeting as a bookmarking behavior

  20. May 2018
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  22. Mar 2018
    1. At the moment, several projects in the space are working to adopt new supplementary protocols, with the intent of building better bridges between one another. The proposed development might end up looking like this:<img class="progressiveMedia-noscript js-progressiveMedia-inner" src="https://via.hypothes.is/im_/https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/1600/1*3pEK-Fwq7bNOVcnXfVdNuQ.png">Diaspora at this time has no plans for new protocols, having just significantly upgraded its own. postActiv intends to adopt support for Diaspora federation in a future release. Mastodon just released support for ActivityPub, and Pleroma , Socialhome and GNU Social are thinking of adopting it. Nextcloud is also notably getting into the federation space, and Hubzilla and Friendica will likely both support the ActivityPub protocol as extensions.

      Where we discover that Friendica (and Hubzilla) are clearly the best options for navigating The Free Network.

      It's a shame that the connectivity to Twitter and other non-free networks and services is not better highlighted. It's clearly by being compatible with the non-free networks that the Free Network will win in the end -- by allowing people to escape en masse.

  23. Jan 2018
    1. Hey Hypothesis Users!

      Thanks for checking out the hashtag. If you are interested in learning more, there are multiple places to find Twitter EDU - Your one-stop-all-you-need-to-know-guide to Twitter for FREE. You can find them all here: http://DavidTruss.com/TwitterEDU Happy Tweeting! :)

  24. Dec 2017
  25. Nov 2017
    1. It’s very difficult, and in many cases impossible, for researchers to independently look at behavior on the platform.

      Also some stories last week about Facebook and Twitter going back and deleting content (and access to content) from the election. Researchers were unpacking this...and then all of a sudden things disappear.

      I believe the Internet is the dominant text of our generation. These discussions on Facebook, Twitter, and elsewhere are public discussions and documents (IMHO). There should be "rules" about deleting and obfuscating these texts...even by the companies themselves.

    2. Facebook could also offer an optional filter that would keep any post (or share) of an unverified account from showing up. I’d use that filter.

      I'd love this for Twitter, Facebook, etc. Some "verification layer" that let's you know if the person went through extra steps and is "real."

      This would save the hassle of reading something ridiculous...and then having to click through to their profile and realizing that ALL of their other content is also ridiculous.

  26. Oct 2017
    1. We also downloaded Twitter user profiles, such as the size offollowers, along with their profile description.

      I wonder how many profiles in the 3,389 tweets? Did the automate the review and capture of the details? Or did they review each profile by hand?

    2. healthcare roles, yet thereis a considerable amount of conversations from healthcare providers to average consumers,and from average consumers to media

      these are node attributes. I wonder how they derived them from twitter. Hopefully this will be spelled out in the methods.

    3. Anti-vaccinations groups, for example, have reliedon viral videos to sell the panic of vaccination side-effects

      Unfortunately, this is very true. We can say the same about fake news. Such practices can contribute to hurting the validity of the overall data. The Twitter data is not collected with systematic investigation or systematic collection methods. This data collection method heavily relies on “public opinion”. I do think that if one wants to find general public sentiment or general public opinion, this is a great way to do it.

    4. alert the public about epidemic outbreaks

      This reminds me of readings a few weeks back where we learned how social networks are used in giving warnings about public epidemic outbreaks. For example, bird flu. In fact, the SNA is also used for need of a disaster response via social media.

    5. health-minded individuals discuss health problems with their peers and seek support fromexperts

      Absolutely. There are hardly any topics that are not discussed on the Twitter. The networks are created when the like-minded twitter users retweet each other’s tweets, creating a unique social network.

  27. Jul 2017
    1. If you have more than 3200 tweets, the free and Open Source Twitter Archive Eraser (TAE) is the tool you’re looking for. Unfortunately, this only works for Windows. I’ve not yet found a similar solution for Mac or Linux. If you know of one, please share this in the comments.
    1. When is it best to do a Google search versus ask a question on Twitter? Why would students tweet to a particular hashtag or person versus another? When they tweet to people from another country in another time zone, what kind of context do they need to consider? What should they add, remove, or modify in order to communicate better?

      As an older millennial (now given the new label Xennials), I am of the Facebook generation and never got into Twitter. It always seemed really lame to me and dangerous to share my every "140 character" thought with the world. But this gives me new perspective on how it can be used for the more positive exchange of ideas. This could actually be a pretty neat way for students to answer questions they have and be directed to new information sources they otherwise may not have known existed.

  28. Apr 2017
    1. The digital social networks that have quickly become ubiquitous have made visiblemany of the patterns underlying existing academic personal and professional relationships,and the ways in which reputation and reliability circulate in these structures. Social andintellectual networks have long constituted the professional contexts of scholars, but digi-tal networks representing some subset of those contexts have exposed more of what takesplace at the margins of those networks.

      Digital Social Networks, particularly Facebook and Twitter.

      Makes an interesting point about homogenisation in Facebook and Twitter (i.e. people are a binary of friend or not friend, categories that collapse all different categories.

      Interestingly, both Facebook and Twitter have taken steps to address this recently.



  29. Mar 2017
    1. to my students (they are unaware of that for the moment unless the one Tweep has done his job for the masses and sent it viral in Clermont Ferrand STAPS).

      connection individual witness

  30. Feb 2017
  31. Jan 2017
    1. Asking questions via social media that are intentionally designed to elicit responses can provide a plethora of useful responses. Why wait until an end-of-year survey to find out about an issue when you can poll/question students throughout the year via social media?

      It doesn't have to be just student feedback about the operations and mechanics of the course, or as a replacement for a course survey tool. You can also use the platform as a way to engage students on the content relevant to the learning outcomes of the course. And use the platform to connect learners with people in the field of study.

  32. Oct 2016
  33. Sep 2016
  34. Aug 2016
    1. “The original sin is a homogenous leadership,” one former senior employee told BuzzFeed News. “This is part of what exacerbated the abuse problem for sure — because they were often tone-deaf to the concern of users in the outside world, meaning women and people of color.”
    1. there’s a story about how Twitter was more popular with black people than white people, years ahead of most mainstream coverage of the platform’s influential role in public discourse on race.

      interesting information about twitter

  35. Jul 2016
    1. own version of the page,

      So this forking is something I've long not grasped from this wiki revival (and the whole git movement). What if the need for consensus has less to do with the need for singular, encyclopedic voice than simply a single page. That is, it's a UI problem more than a content problem.

      Perhaps I need to spend more time in GitHub et al., but generally I don't want to read a bunch of separate takes on a thing. For me, the window of time in which a hashtag is useful for knowledge gathering is quite short. I feel like I would get lost among the forks.

      Part of the reason that I like annotation is that the "fork" of the original content is not too distant and still very much attached to a single page. To me that trail seems cleaner and clearer than duplicating content and starting a new path...

  36. Jun 2016
    1. I have Serious Rant-y Thoughts on requiring that students inhabit public spaces in professional contexts, and I do wonder how much a class hashtag is useful beyond self-promotion of the course and its amazing instructor.

      You may consult input from amazing people like @GoogleGuacamole and @actualham who have very intentionally integrated (not just mentioning or requiring) Twitter use in their courses and implicated its value in students' connections with their professional network.

  37. May 2016
    1. the nature of the stream is it pushes you away from comprehension and into rhetoric. Rather than seeking to understand, the denizen of the modern Twitter or Weibo feed seeks to sort incoming information as right or wrong, helpful or unhelpful, worth retweeting or not retweeting, worth getting into a righteous rage about or not
  38. Apr 2016
  39. Mar 2016
    1. Client<->Server API - defines how Matrix compatible clients communicate with Matrix homeservers. Server<->Server API - defines how Matrix homeservers exchange messages and synchronise history with each other.

      Given the data model (which allows merges) forkdb could be a close candidate to substitute a Client <-> Client API (also called peer to peer).

      Play with it.

    1. Where academic Twitter once seemed quietly parochial and collegial almost to the point of excess, it is now thrust into the messy, contested business of being truly open to the public.

      is being in the public the problem, or is it the change of the tone or format of discourse?

      fully public honest but still civil discussions aiming at making a case, creating more awareness, finding solutions, or trying to understand, clarify, show genuine interest .... is better than a public fight .. right? or am I misunderstanding this?

  40. Feb 2016
  41. Jan 2016
    1. The Internet transmits data of all kinds: text, images, sounds, moving pictures, etc. The World Wide Web is a newly powerful word (or medium of symbolic representation, or language) that allows us to imagine and create newly powerful n-dimensional representations of the n-dimensional possibilities of “coining words” (making and realizing representations) together.

      From Twitter, to Instagram, to Soundcloud, to Vimeo this is extremely evident. Look at the connection between what is said in the article and the links provided. Twitter is full of rich text, images, sounds and motion pictures. It is a sort of melting pot of it all. Instagram as well. The singular options include Soundcloud for sound (of course) and Vimeo for "...moving pictures."

    1. Twitter was first marketed as a micro-blogging tool when it launched in 2006. Since then it has become a very robust social networking service, and has become an active home for discussion in academia. Leveraging the power of public, open discussion, it has also become an asset in teaching and learning. Course discussions once limited to the classroom can now constructively be expanded to interested parties across the globe. The article linked through the image below is an excellent primer for Twitter in Education.
    1. Alice Maz on communication failures due to different cultures of conversation and values.

      Most people value feelings, shared perspectives, and social status. They see correction as an attempt to knock them down a peg. Nerds value facts, logic, and the sharing of information. A genuine nerd shares information with no intention of knocking anyone down, and prefers being corrected to remaining misinformed.

    1. Twitter is rumored to be planning to increase maximum tweet length to 10,000 characters. They want to attract people who don't already use Twitter, and they want to keep users on Twitter for longer periods of time.

      If these extended tweets are hidden until clicked, this doesn't bother me. But other recent changes are obnoxious and insulting. Much more of this will make Twitter useless.

      • filtering your timeline
      • displaying tweets out of order
      • making a chain of replies hard to find
  42. Dec 2015
    1. Hypothesis might make a fine alternative to Twitter.

      • Is anyone using hypothesis in this way yet?
      • What would be a good tag to distinguish "tweet" Notes?<br> (I guess it would be cute to use "tweet" as the tag.)
      • When there's not a specific webpage involved, what would be the best URLs on which to attach such a Note?<br> (I suppose any page of your own on a social media site or blog would do. I also see that we can annotate pages on local servers.)
  43. Nov 2015
  44. Jul 2015
    1. Twitter is an "argument machine"

      Maybe annotation could put "tweet" sized things into context and thereby avoid the "argument machine."

      Rashly assuming anyone will actually take time to read the context and the comment...

    1. It’s the nature of Twitter to not research further, we all know, but if that nature is influencing the way we run museums, school lectures, and conferences, the future might be more bleak than any of us dared to predict.

      It would be worth interrogating what it is about "the nature of Twitter" that makes this so.

      I think it has to do with the intersection of a number of things:

      • 140 character limit
      • Broadcast and re-broadcast that de-couples the Tweet from the authorial context
      • Sub-tweeting and shaming as attire and slacktivism

      I'm sure that's only the surface.

  45. Jun 2015
    1. It could be a conversation. It wasn’t about reporting; it was about connecting.

      And maybe it's not just about reporting and connecting, but reporting and connecting through something specific, some artifact of the online world: annotation.

      There's already a segment of the Twitterati doing this via highlighted screenshots of text attached to Tweets as photos ("screenshorts" they are called).

      Image Description

      There's even an app to do this now: OneShot.

    2. and, of course, Justin Bieber.

      And then we got to share in the pathos of his 18th birthday (best read in reverse):

      Image Description

    3. Illustration by Paul Sahre

      Really love the illustrations for this article. But shouldn't the knife be in the bird's back?

    4. a steady stream of conversation percolating online.

      While Twitter has certainly become just this, it strikes me at how bad Twitter actually is at "conversation." It's actually quite difficult to sustain a focused back and forth on Twitter. IMO.

    1. the social media narrative recalled Cold War ideas that capitalist technology would triumph over communist inefficiency, as if people in the Middle East couldn’t have rebelled on their own without the gifts of American entrepreneurs. In the end, whatever was tweeted, there was no Twitter revolution in Iran.

      Would like to know more about the Cold War ideas referenced above.

  46. May 2015
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  48. Nov 2014
    1. cole_tucker @EPButler Did you have any concerns in your economy of sacrifice article, of appropriation by closet-racists against the creole religions? 11:28am, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client EPButler @cole_tucker The relationship established through sacrifice is real; that doesn't mean that a different relationship isn't possible. 1:22pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client cole_tucker @EPButler ... upon the Laches and Phaedo, one could come to exactly the opposite conclusion. 1:29pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client EPButler @cole_tucker Historically, however, Platonists were against suicide. In any event, I'm going beyond Porphyry there… 1:32pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client cole_tucker @EPButler Especially if the soul had chosen a paradigm of renewing/replenishing that relationship between communities of humanity and Gods. 1:36pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client EPButler @cole_tucker Iamblichus thinks it will always be necessary, but it remains ontologically inferior; while Porphyry sees evolution out of it. 1:46pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client cole_tucker @EPButler Is sacrifice ontologically inferior for Iamblichus in a manner different than offerings of incense or libations are? 3:05pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client DamianChavezArt @cole_tucker @EPButler The only acceptable form of human sacrifice. Animal and the plant are far removed from realm of reason, piously. 9:56pm, Nov 12 from Twitter for iPhone cole_tucker @DamianChavezArt @EPButler We have to differ on this completely. A community is of nearly as precarious an identity as individuals within. 9:57pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client EPButler @cole_tucker @DamianChavezArt And is the animal a member of this community, or merely its material condition? 9:59pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client cole_tucker @EPButler @DamianChavezArt Husbanded animals change the material conditions of the societies they are a integral part of. 10:03pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client EPButler @cole_tucker Justice toward the animals in those societies demands that they be killed only when necessary, not for purely cultic reasons. 10:06pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client cole_tucker @EPButler Which societies? 10:08pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client EPButler @cole_tucker Note, I am talking about the requirements of justice, not making a claim about their practice. 10:11pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client cole_tucker @EPButler I'm still unsure where you're locating the essential harm that clamours for justice. 10:13pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client EPButler @cole_tucker Depriving an animal of its life for purely cultic reasons, or without sufficient necessity generally. 10:14pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client cole_tucker @EPButler Why is it a harm though, if it leaves the soul in as well or a better condition? Particularly if such an end was self-selected? 10:18pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client EPButler @cole_tucker Even were it self-selected, it is not necessary to the God, cannot benefit Him, nor indispensable to a community of worship. 10:23pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client cole_tucker @EPButler ... animal sacrifice, while others refuse it. 10:25pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client EPButler @cole_tucker … and the Gods have chosen to meet us where we are, rather than dictating that we change our ways? 10:28pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client cole_tucker @EPButler We are left with Gods that did not demand vegetarianism, but still refuse animal sacrifice. 10:30pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client EPButler @cole_tucker The sacrifice is not "refused" qua sacrifice. It is accepted in the same way a bloodless sacrifice is. 10:32pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client cole_tucker @EPButler Took displeasure in, perhaps? Made clear that it was not welcome within their cultus? 10:34pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client EPButler @cole_tucker There is much the Gods say to us, that we cannot or will not hear. Hence it is incumbent upon us to be careful, and reflective. 10:36pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client cole_tucker @EPButler ... requiring ritual expiation, yet actively participating in an act of injustice? 8:39am, Nov 13 from Plume for Android EPButler @cole_tucker With respect to the welter of regulations, restrictions, expiations, not all of them come straight from the Gods, either. 11:37am, Nov 13 from Twitter Web Client cole_tucker @EPButler It's not as if the Gods have no voice, or that such injunctions wouldn't have been legible to the community. 11:47am, Nov 13 from Twitter Web Client EPButler @cole_tucker Really, though, if it were so easy for the Gods to be heard, do you think humans would be so fucked up? 11:49am, Nov 13 from Twitter Web Client cole_tucker @EPButler Why suppose our ideas of virtue are any less confused? Success is our proof. 12:13pm, Nov 13 from Twitter Web Client EPButler @cole_tucker … has so much personal psychology woven through it, is no way to serve the Gods. 12:25pm, Nov 13 from Twitter Web Client cole_tucker @EPButler And it's not the ends justify the means, it's the results establish the protocol. 12:27pm, Nov 13 from Twitter Web Client EPButler @cole_tucker Determining the "results" of any action is not straightforward either. 12:30pm, Nov 13 from Twitter Web Client cole_tucker @EPButler And so we're left with no ground for arbitration? 12:38pm, Nov 13 from Twitter Web Client mason_mem @cole_tucker @EPButler > the question is which views and under or by what standard. guided by what metric 12:47pm, Nov 13 from Twitter Web Client cole_tucker @mason_mem @EPButler ... their unique productions as well as the projects of their encompassing sets. 12:52pm, Nov 13 from Twitter Web Client
    1. When we get to the point where someone sees the mere existence of a political conflict that requires us to criticize allies as a no-win scenario, something has gone very wrong. For the actual work of politics– convincing people to come over to our side in order to make the world a more just and equitable place– those politics have utterly failed. We have been talking about privilege theory for 30 years. We’ve been talking about intersectionality for 25 years. We’ve been getting into cyclical, vicious Twitter frenzies for a half decade. This is not working. And I doubt hardly anyone actually believes that this is working. They’re just having too much fun to stop.

      I've recently decided, for myself, that Twitter is not a viable platform for political discussions. I simply can't do it anymore. I spend more time getting derailed by confusion stemming from trying to be terse when discussing subtleties than I do actually discussing the issues I wanted to discuss.