— You can’t get there from here There’s 12 hours and 10 minutes remaining in the sale/anti-sale. That is, it’s 10 minutes before midnight as I begin this final post of my year 2022, 2565 in Thai years. I’ve given half the can of tuna I just opened to the feral cat who stops by……...Read More
— “Toto, I’ve a Feeling We’re Not in Kansas Anymore” Alright, we’re closing in on the new year and my publicly-available posting campaign together with end-of-year sale/anti-sale is running out of time with lots still in the outbox. After this, I’m shifting to a couple of Thailand-Life updates and might close it out with a……...Read More
— A Mystifying Thing That Would Be All Over World News If The Cause Was Anything Else For this entry in my end-of-year barrage of public access posts and Newsletter emails, you’ve pretty much got to view it in your browser. Email doesn’t afford the ability to click and expand individual images in a gallery……...Read More
— It’s Not Hype To Say Miracle Drug…Miracle Plant A good place to start this unbelievable and serendipitous story is at the beginning. Last September, I moved into this new place and found myself residing between two young Thai women. Both turned out to be real sweethearts. The one to my left, Thanida, works at……...Read More
— It Comes As No Surprise… First and foremost, I hope you and yours are having an unfettered and merry little Christmas time. As I begin writing this, many of you are just sitting down to dinner or you’ve just finished it over in Ameriland. Just vid-chatted with my parents on WhatsApp. Dad’ll be 85……...Read More
— Catch Up; The Twitter Files; I’m All In on Twitter and Here’s Why; Food Preparations; Hit & Run; Pet Peeve Catch Up It has been a weird week. Low productivity. Low motivation. Low energy. I dunno, happens sometimes for inexplicable reasons, I guess. The only thing I can put my finger on is the……...Read More
—Should I be embarrassed over making a big deal about deleting all social media accounts? In The Definitive Case For Deleting Social Media, I argued that good reasons for getting off it were: To the second point, above, I wrote: I think where it’s not creating more and more plain crazy people, sociopaths, psychopaths, and……...Read More
— Cool Motorcycle Paint Job; Making Twitter Fun Again; I Got Hit By a Car; Excess Mortality; I Asked A Pregnant Woman “Boy or Girl” and Here’s What Happened; Food Pics, Recipes, and Reviews; Hit & Run Section; and My Pet Peeve Catch Up Inconsequential, but I did a 3-minute video trailer for this newsletter……...Read More
— I Wasn’t Shocked, For a Good Reason The Cute and Pregnant Thai Girl I met Kip shortly after moving into my new place in August. She’s a typical 25 year old young Thai lady. Very demure. Cute as a 45-kilo button (100 pounds). She did get a little grouchy when I guessed her age……...Read More
— Twitter Means Nothing; Or Right Now, It Means Everything
- What is Twitter, Anyway?
- What Does The Left Think Elon Musk is Trying to Accomplish?
- What is Elon Musk Really Accomplishing?
- The Golden Helmet
- Making Twitter Fun Again
- My Account is Still Permanently Suspended
- My Video
What is Twitter, Anyway?
It's just a social media platform with very limited features by design.
In fact, when it began, the character limit was 120, same as for SMS on phones. Since 2017 it's been 280 but still, that demands quite a bit of efficiency when attempting to get a complex idea off in one tweet.
It was dismissed by many as silly...and with various derisions such as "men don't TWEET!"
In spite of that, however, it gained lots of traction as a place to exchange serious ideas and many serious people have accounts on it because it's pretty damn efficient for that in ways what other platforms like Facebook and Instagram aren't.
Its brevity or, pithiness when at its best, is likely a good reason it has persisted and at least part of why a guy who builds cars and rocketships decided it was worth paying 44 Billion for.
Amongst the things Elon Musk thought about when deciding to buy the thing or not must have been whatever his take is on Twitter's role as a public town square; and if I think about that, isn't it common that in situations where a bunch of people are arguing or discussing ideas, that everyone just gets a few words?
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