I actually wrote the below a couple weeks ago and never got around to sending it out because by the time I went to hit send, ten new crazy things happened within the TwitterElonGate realm. And now at least a hundred other things have happened
. Honestly, it’s exhausting. I want to care because I want Twitter to survive. But I find myself increasingly tuning it all out. It seems pretty clear that both sides should probably walk away, but cannot. It would be just such a fitting way for Twitter to end, sadly. I really hope it won’t, but my god, what a shitshow.
I suspect like many people these days, I’m fairly worried about the future of Twitter. Regardless of what you think about Elon Musk’s takeover bid
, it’s clearly chaotic and creating a new level of chaos in a company which has always been chaotic. More chaos today
, of course
I love Twitter. I know it’s not in favor to say it these days, but I really think it’s my favorite service on the internet, even now, some 15 years after I started using it. It’s just so great for so many things. Yes, some bad. But plenty good. Many useful.
I also, quite frankly, worry about the service on which I’m writing this newsletter (Revue
), because it’s now owned by Twitter. Does it survive? I’m not sure anyone actually knows right now. I’ve moved this newsletter back and forth between services enough, that it’s not a huge deal. But it is yet another thing to think about and deal with. Should I stay or should I go?
Anyway, here for now.
Aside: since we may be very well back to the experimental stage, I figured I’d try something a little different this dispatch. No excerpts, just quick blurbs in an attempt to make it more parseable. Feel free to click on some things, skip others, etc.