The weather was wet and miserable today but things brightened a little when I followed a link to this album, The Stubborness Of Things by Peter Rogers (Bandcamp). I had one listen through and bought it soon after. My new “Good Things” Twitter list is bearing fruit already.
First world problems. I’ve got two spare tickets for a big concert coming up and I can’t decide if sitting at the front or twelve rows back is better.
“You know, it's when people who proclaim themselves as "white supremacists" turn off Good Omens after the first few minutes, and then come on Twitter to tell me off, that I think sometimes a negative review is a marvelous and heartwarming thing. https://t.co/AwX3oclXaZ”
For more than a year, the Observer writer has been probing a darkness at the heart of Silicon Valley. Last week, at a TED talk that became a global viral sensation, she told the tech billionaires they had broken democracy. What happened next?
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Micro.blog is such a nicer place to be. You don’t have to worry about adverts, messed up timelines, or the feeling that everything you do is being data-mined and sold on to dodgy companies.
Decent idea. I’d hope that apps like Tweetbot would provide a “block all non-verified accounts” option.
My contribution to #ninealbums on Twitter. These don’t “define me” but they are important. I could come up with lots of nines though.
Joni Mitchell – Court and Spark
The High Llamas – Hawaii
The Beach Boys – Friends
Genesis – Seconds Out
Stephen Stills – Manassas
Yes _ The Yes Album
REM – Reckoning
Kate Bush – Hounds Of Love
Iron Maiden – Iron Maiden
Lots of people have become disenchanted with Twitter and it’s not hard to see why. The reasons are numerous. I still think it is what you make of it though. I’ve managed to keep out the rabble. My problem with Twitter is the same one I have with every other social media service.
I’m not very good at initiating conversations there and most of my activity is in reaction to other people’s contributions. As more and more of my timeline is filled with retweets my road in seems to be contracting. Hence my recent comment about a “no retweet” option.