August 8, 2018

The Day Twitter Died

Matt Haughey:

Over the years I started to get increasingly frustrated with the decisions made by Twitter. Every six months or so something would happen that’d make me stop and ask why I still use the site and I kept thinking of all the new voices I’d read and enjoyed that I wouldn’t have been exposed to otherwise. But the looming doubt over the future of the service eventually became too great.

Brent Simmons:

Last night I deleted all my tweets going back to the beginning of Twitter time.


In effect, Twitter is at a moral crossroads — and choosing the wrong path. The choice to allow Jones and his rhetoric to remain active on the platform suggests that there is no point at which a situation will become morally reprehensible enough for the company to take a stand.

The Verge:

Dorsey’s preoccupation with appearing apolitical blinds him, and Twitter writ large, to the fact that inaction and selective enforcement are political acts.


I’m tired of rationalizing my participation on this site. If these are the voices that @jack and @twitter choose to amplify… it’s time for the rest of us to leave.