/2016/10/hiding_vs_encapsulating_complexity_twitter_replies

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Ailurus:
Or instead of trying to fix the unfixable, we could just sign-out and let Twitter quietly lose value until it's absorbed by some old-world media-conglomerate that uses it to run 98% promoted tweets while we bicker about touchbars and headphone jacks using as many damn characters as we want, with or without pictures and/or links.

Just an idea.
6:49 am — Saturday, 29 October 2016
To Be Fair:
>The fundamental problem with most designers of complex systems intended for mass market use is that they decide to hide complexity. They won’t admit it — they’ll deny it even — but it’s because they’re disdainful of their users.

Sounds like Apple.

>Apple has always been very good at this — designing software and hardware where complexity is encapsulated rather than hidden.

No they haven't.
8:35 am — Saturday, 29 October 2016
Sebby:
Copy that, TBF. Couldn't have said it simpler.
9:13 am — Saturday, 29 October 2016
gruber circlejerk:
> Apple has always been very good at this — designing software and hardware where complexity is encapsulated rather than hidden.

> No they haven't.

Agreed. One doesn't need to think that deep to turn up iTunes as a counterpoint.
2:07 pm — Saturday, 29 October 2016
daniel:
THIS JUST IN: Twitter is completely inscrutable. Shocker. God I can't wait for that shit show to finally die so I never have to hear about it again.

Just imagine how great it's going to be: Trump and his ragtag basket of deplorables, the gamergate fuckwads, the ISIS recruiters, the white nationalist… All that shit can be flushed down the toilet and back into the obscure wastelands of the internet where it rightfully belongs. Reply All will no longer be able to do their insufferable "Yes Yes No" segments. It will be wonderful.
2:21 pm — Saturday, 29 October 2016
anonymous:
TBF right on spot.

8:13 pm — Saturday, 29 October 2016
anonymous:
Twitter is full of censorship. It's an Orwellian shithole just like Facebook.

Fuck them both. Hope they both die and FREE platforms take over.
11:56 pm — Saturday, 29 October 2016
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