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zmeiat_joro

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Twitter and what the fuck is going on with it
« on: 30 Apr 2022, 05:29 »

I'm confused: Twitter was initially conceived as a thing for people who have not access to the Internet on their phones by SMS on the Internet -- kind of like WAP. It's apparently a different thing now (I mean I knew but seriously)? I know its user base changed throughout the years, but that much?
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Re: Twitter and what the fuck is going on with it
« Reply #1 on: 30 Apr 2022, 20:07 »

This is in the wrong place as far as I can tell.
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Re: Twitter and what the fuck is going on with it
« Reply #2 on: 02 May 2022, 05:25 »

I'm confused: Twitter was initially conceived as a thing for people who have not access to the Internet on their phones by SMS on the Internet -- kind of like WAP. It's apparently a different thing now (I mean I knew but seriously)? I know its user base changed throughout the years, but that much?

Long story short, part of said changes happened when Yahoo! bought tumblr, banned 'female presenting nipples' (a.k.a. "the tumblr titty ban"). Which, in turn prompted many of the artists on tumblr as well as the most annoying users who'd given it such a bad rap to migrate to twitter. The latter group forming up the so-called "twitter mobs".
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Re: Twitter and what the fuck is going on with it
« Reply #3 on: 04 May 2022, 12:00 »

@Gyrre : "part of said changes happened when Yahoo! bought tumblr" oh, I can see that.
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Re: Twitter and what the fuck is going on with it
« Reply #4 on: 26 May 2022, 12:46 »

I have a 50 inch monitor that I have to stand half a meter from because I don't have a wireless keyboard or mouse. It's extremely disconcerting.

edit: thankfully for only this evening.
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