Twitter is Going Great!

November 15, 2022

I signed up for Twitter in 2008. This was before retweets were an actual feature and back when likes were called favorites. It was the wild west. No one really knew what the platform was for, but it was fun just playing around. I enjoyed using Twitter for a long time.

My enjoyment started dropping off around 2015. Slowly at first, but much more rapidly in 2021. At the beginning of 2022 I tried to use the service less. I found it tricky, as Twitter had become a habit. For reasons that might be obvious, I find it much easier now.

All this said, I’m still a news junky. I’ve been reading a lot more using RSS and have signed up for some fun newsletters. One story I just can’t quit is everything happening at Twitter the company. Sources like The Verge and Platformer are covering it well, but the shamblefest is non-stop.

That’s why I was happy to find Twitter is Going Great! (a project inspired by Molly White’s Web3 is Going Just Great). It’s not clear how well this service will keep on top of things, but at least a timeline of the ongoing garbage fire will be helpful and likely amusing. Looking at the about page for the project also provided a nice surprise: Molly White published an open-source timeline generator, which powers the site. Handy!