We interrupt our coverage of the evil and stupidity of Europe concerning Islam to cover the evil and stupidity Jack Dorsey concerning Twitter.
Alas the evil has not persuaded the shareholder to revolt to change it.
But now there is the stupid:
TWITTER IS SHUTTING DOWN TWEETDECK FOR WINDOWS: Funny, when I joined Twitter in December of 2008, Tweetdeckwas Twitter for me. Built around multiple columns, with one for people in my Twitter Stream, another people responding to me, and another direct messages, Tweetdeck allowed me to have real time conversations, instead of trying to decipher the firehose of content coming out of my Twitter homepage. (That was back when I wanted to be interactive. After watching endless Twitter flamewars, I’m much happier to simply retweet interesting news and comments, and save my content creation for here and the main PJM site.)
“Twitter’s plan is to push all users to Twitter.com for their advertisement revenue,” as their stock price has cratered in recent months. That that tends to happen when companies exit their original function to go full-on SJW instead. This despite the fact that “Tweetdeck is insanely popular among Twitter desktop users. They had previously bought the client.”
But this isn’t the first time that a Sillicon Valley corporation flush with cash has bought a product in order to eventually kill it.
And twitter is being kind enough to make sure every Tweetdeck users knows it when they open the app.
Before I discovered tweetdeck twitter was of no interest to me, one had to have multiple windows open or constantly be checking items to see what people were saying. It just wasn’t worth the effort. With Tweetdeck twitter suddenly became user friendly and starting Tweetdeck became a regular part of my startup sequence for my computer and the ability to see Direct messages at the same time as tweets was VERY useful (although Anthony Weiner might disagree).
The impending end of Tweetdeck means I would need to have a browser dedicated to twitter that I would have to constantly refresh to see what is being tweeted.
Frankly it’s just not worth it and if it’s not worth it to me how much less worth it would it be to people who use multiple social media platforms.
Twitter is hemorrhaging users, so how does twitter react? Make it harder for users to use twitter.
That’s going to increase the customer base isn’t it?
The shareholders at Twitter might be willing to forgive Jack for being evil, perhaps some of the bigger ones are ultra liberals who want to silence conservatives so they’re onboard with it.
But will they forgive stupid that costs them users across the political spectrum?
Closing FYI: After April 15th I won’t be tweeting regularly, If I see an embedded tweet on a site I might retweet it or comment on it via the site it is embedded on. If you would usually DM me on twitter I suggest emailing me instead at DaTechguy AT Datechguyblog.com because I’m less likely to see it, or call me (not on my cell but on my home number, I rarely carry my cell unless I’m traveling).
Closing thought: Given Trump’s dependence on twitter to bypass the media could this be a tactic to decrease his reach down the home stretch?
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