Twitter convos lol

> Although we built Fleets to address some of the anxieties that hold people back from Tweeting, Fleets are mostly used by people who are already Tweeting to amplify their own Tweets

this is exactly my problem with Twitter. It’s an even bigger echo chamber than FB. As much as I try, I can’t seem to escape the oversaturated bubble of a handful of extremely loud mouthed tweeters and their ardent followers. Mix in the toxic conversations, and it’s definitely not a place I feel comfortable discussing anything.

Twitter the Service was designed to allow you to spit a few words out there, that’s it. It was never, ever meant to be a conversation tool.

And yet Twitter the Company has been force-feeding the idea that tweets are conversational. They are not: actual conversations go nowhere or straight to DM/email. Because good conversations are mostly private, digital world or not. Replies and quote tweets are like comments on blogs, they’re not a conversation, they’re a comment. And that’s fine! But that’s not a conversation, which means it’s optional, which means Twitter the Company can’t make money off of that.

Twitter’s value is in its real-time commentary core, and the only way to monetize this is with a subscription model but that virtually kills the ad model too. I wouldn’t mind that at all but subscriptions are probably way less lucrative. Oh well.

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