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Wednesday,  12/14/22  06:08 PM

If you're a longtime reader you know, I haven't particularly taken to Twitter.  At first I didn't get it, and now that I do, I realize there's less there than one might have thought.  It's microblogging - anyone can post [just about] anything, and it's easy, so a lot of people do it.  The value comes from the aggregation and ease, and that's not nothing.

Also, many have used it as a form of "manual RSS"; posting links to deeper content elsewhere.  That's another real use case.  Why not use RSS?  That's another real question.

Perhaps the most interesting thing on Twitter just now is the debates about Twitter.  Elon Musk himself has observed this, and he's not wrong; even critics of all the changes he's making are mostly using Twitter to complain.

I've found it most interesting to see who is supportive of these changes, and who isn't.  I follow a bunch of bloggers from all over the political spectrum, and many who don't post about politics have revealed their political proclivities by how they view these changes.  So be it.  That's exactly what Elon seems to have wanted, and he's getting it.

In the meantime, pass the popcorn! - it's great theater, and I can't wait to see what's next...  on Twitter.