I present two pieces of evidence, just from this week’s news:
- Ashley Feinberg’s interview with Jack Dorsey, in which Twitter’s CEO said they company would “certainly talk about” removing a hypothetical tweet in which Trump called for murder.
- An early look at some of Twitter’s possible future features by Sarah Perez and Ingrid Lunden show that as messy as the current version of Twitter is, the ideas bubbling to the top within the company all look pretty bad.
This is hard for me. I like my little community on Twitter, but I know it is a hellscape of abuse for many. I use it to promote my work and to talk with my audience, but every time I open my replies, I brace myself for something terrible to be there, waiting for me to see it.
Regardless of all of that, I think it’s clear the leadership at Twitter has no idea what they are doing, and I think the network’s time is ticking away faster than ever.