Tycho at Penny Arcade, on their blog:

I guess I remember that there was an Internet before it was carved into a sequence of predicable, increasingly boring corporate fiefdoms. The purpose of these fiefdoms is to make absolutely sure you can’t accomplish something online they can’t monetize. If I was going to replace Twitter, you know what I would replace it with? Nothing. It’s all unpaid labor. It would be better to replace it with kettle bells.

If Twitter dying (and, at the same time, fewer people using Facebook and Instagram) means we get the 2006 internet back, that makes me happy. I’m not that optimistic. There’s a social media vacuum, sure. But when was the last time the space got filled by something good?


December 2, 2022