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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.

Vox:

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.

Me:

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.