Test pattern

Those new features/formats/subjects never quite showed up, did they? It certainly wasn’t due to a lack of subject matter. All the usual suspects have been up to their usual tricks, up to and including reports yesterday morning of Twitter introducing a paid tier. But as I mentioned in that previous post, none of it’s anythingContinue reading “Test pattern”

My Twitter muzzle

I don’t think I’ve referenced this here yet, but for approximately a month Twitter has censored search results for any tweets containing this blog’s url, as well as any of my tweets containing a hashtag. Soon after discovering this, I tweeted Support about the url and hashtag searches separately and filled out a couple ofContinue reading “My Twitter muzzle”

Twitter’s Muslim-registry ruse

Twitter recently received praise for being the only of nine prominent tech companies to publicly refuse to assist the Trump administration in building a Muslim registry. While certainly a feel-good piece of news if you briefly glance at the headline, the reality is anything but. An enormous red flag is flapping away in the blogContinue reading “Twitter’s Muslim-registry ruse”

DeRay, Inc

DeRay McKesson first entered public consciousness during the August 2014 protests surrounding the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. As control of the protest narrative shifted from influencers and talking heads to protesters on the ground, DeRay emerged as one of the most recognizable. His daily chronicling of the protests on Twitter, alongContinue reading “DeRay, Inc”