Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

Teriffic look inside Twitter as it wnt through convulsions after being acquired. The story is a good case study of why individual owners shouldn't have so much power over a company. "Twitter's staff spent years trying to protect the social media site against impulsive billionaires who wanted to use the reach of its platform for their own ends, and then one made himself the CEO... Musk appears unaware of what he's actually broken: the company culture that built Twitter into one of the world's most influential social networks, the policies that attempted to keep that platform safe, and the trust of users who populate it every day with their conversations, breaking news, and weird jokes - Twitter's true value and contributions to the world." More: Publishers lament the removal of Twitter Moments as referral traffic dips.

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