03/02/2022

2022/02/03#p1
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I was going to write something about it being interesting that Twitter was testing an 'Articles' feature which, if suspicions are correct, might let users write long form pieces. Then I remembered that I don't actually care. There is no way I'll be returning to the service so what it does and doesn't provide makes no difference to me.

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pimoore says:Reply to pimoore

@colinwalker Same here, this only potentially eliminates the awkwardness of having to read threads. It doesn’t change the fact you’re giving your content to them and their corporate silo, and that’s exactly what they want.

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hjertnes says:Reply to hjertnes

@pimoore @colinwalker it's a good feature for people who cross post to twitter

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Colin Walker replied:

I really can't see them opening this up.

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pimoore says:Reply to pimoore

@hjertnes @colinwalker True, though this is all assuming Twitter allows cross posts to work with this feature…

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hjertnes says:Reply to hjertnes

@pimoore they'd be really dumb if they didn't have API support for it

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Gaby says:Reply to Gaby

@hjertnes @pimoore it is twitter what wew are talking about here, though...

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hjertnes says:Reply to hjertnes

@Gaby Better than talking about US politics

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Gaby says:Reply to Gaby

@hjertnes true, true true

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pimoore says:Reply to pimoore

@Gaby @hjertnes That’s my thought as well, Twitter cares more about their own interests and profits than looking dumb. I’m happy and willing to be proven wrong though. 😉

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hjertnes says:Reply to hjertnes

@pimoore that's kind of what companies should do. I think a lot of stuff is easier to navigate, deal with and understand when you accept that companies exist to make a profit.

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Colin Walker replied:

I just feels like an exclusive feature designed to suck you in and force you on to the platform. I could be wrong.

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pimoore says:Reply to pimoore

@colinwalker @hjertnes Agreed, I would be very surprised if this wasn’t locked behind their Blue paywall.

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hjertnes says:Reply to hjertnes

@colinwalker It might be exclusive to their native apps to see them, but I think it is in their interest to get as many people as possible to push their content into it, so that people read the articles on twitter instead of clicking a link in the tweet

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2022/02/03#p2
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The reason we talk so much about authenticity now is because authenticity is no longer available to us. At best, we simulate authenticity: we imbue our deep fakeness with the qualities that people associate with the authentic. We assemble a self that fits the pattern of authenticity, and the ever-present audience applauds the pattern as "authentic."

Profound.

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