Twitter cuts (#128)

If Web 2.0 is already bringing everything crashing down, Web 3.0 is going to finish the job.

April 13, 2017admin 17 Comments »


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  • Alrenous Says:

    Twitter’s first value is noticing folk actually want this. Which is weird and weirder. Now everyone knows, Twitter’s value is network effects. So the Urbit twitter wins by API-ing into Twitter so all your stuff is tweeted, but mirroring all of twitter’s follow/like/etc machinery. This is less un-hard.


    Posted on April 13th, 2017 at 9:22 am Reply | Quote
  • grey enlightenment Says:

    that’s what has done


    Posted on April 13th, 2017 at 10:48 am Reply | Quote
  • Brett Stevens Says:

    The real problem is loss of audience. Now that the internet is daytime television, the normal and healthy folk are abandoning it except for Netflix, Amazon, iTunes and the like. Social media died, like most things, of its own popularity; the herd smothered another thing.


    Posted on April 13th, 2017 at 12:25 pm Reply | Quote
  • G. Eiríksson Says:

    » Many characters in Ghost in the Shell have a particular cybernetic augmentation that lets them use specially-designed keyboards for input.


    To control this input device, the user’s hands are replaced with cybernetic ones. Normally they look and behave like normal human hands. But when needed, the fingers of these each split into three separate mini-fingers, which can move independently. These 30 spidery fingerlets triple the number of digits at play, dancing across the keyboard at a blinding 24 positions per second. »

    Speaking of which, does anyone use typing gloves here? Either for PC keyboards or touchscreens. I’m looking for a good brand. If they keep me rather warm also that’s a plus, but not a necessity (altho I’d prefer to have both types of typing gloves). Reportedly some of the wear out fast, but I guess I could replace them monthly. If they wear out that fast, I’d wanna buy them wholesale eventually, but that’s another issue.

    Speaking of buying bulk, I find AliExpress to be rather expensive considering it’s directly from China. No doubt they up the prices to match western standards (Amazon, Ebay) — there must be less popular routes, so as to not get “cyber-tourist” prices.


    Posted on April 13th, 2017 at 12:25 pm Reply | Quote
  • Wagner Says:

    I wonder what the AntiAntiversity will look like, once this is turned around on Curt:

    “If you spend 75 years building a pseudo-religion around anything – an ethnic group, a plaster saint, sexual chastity or the Flying Spaghetti Monster – don’t be surprised when clever 19-year-olds discover that insulting it is now the funniest fucking thing in the world. Because it is.”


    Posted on April 13th, 2017 at 12:29 pm Reply | Quote
  • Dark Reformation101 Says:


    The AV is a” truth service”.

    How does one make fun of that?

    Who said anything about the AV lasting that long?


    Wagner Reply:

    There are more things in heaven and earth, DR, than are dreamt of in your neoreaction. The Catholic church sold itself as a truth service at first and now look at it–the current pope is a total egghead whose tooth-color gives one the impression he engages in coprophagia. Besides, Moldbug doesn’t have anything to do with the truth – his leftist girlfriend screwed the Mexican gardener and frumiously stabby, pacing around in his garage, red-faced, he cooked up a hateful, racist pseudo-gospel.


    Mike in Boston Reply:

    Quiet early in UR Moldbug seems to be getting along fine with a non-leftist Mrs. Moldbug, not any sort of leftist girlfriend. Doesn’t this blog deserve better trolls?


    Wagner Reply:

    It’s a meta-troll. And if you dig in the archives of UR you will find a post where Curt says he had a leftist girlfriend that dumped him; he tries to demonstrate that it doesn’t still sting, but he fails. A psychologist of the future will write an interesting study on how this event in his life led to his philosophy.

    Posted on April 13th, 2017 at 1:04 pm Reply | Quote
  • G. Eiríksson Says:

    I recommend this media player. I’ve tried dozens in my 20 years of computer usage, and this one is not merely phenomenal but next world level. It’s from the afterlife.


    Posted on April 13th, 2017 at 1:21 pm Reply | Quote
  • Thales Says:

    “Web 3.0 is going to finish the job.”

    From your lips to Yarvin’s ears…


    Posted on April 13th, 2017 at 1:55 pm Reply | Quote
  • Wew Says:

    Ironically it’s the leftists and the liberals on twitter who have actually begun to move to a decentralized, federated platform (Mastodon). Yarvin is a huckster selling technological kabbalism to Singularitarians (among others) who think of technology in mystical terms.

    Web 3.0 is vaporware.


    Anonуmous Reply:

    It is only appropriate that they are all moving to the same instance. (Mastodon’s protocol encourages it, too, and protocols are destiny.)


    Posted on April 14th, 2017 at 6:12 am Reply | Quote
  • TheDividualist Says:

    Please, Nick. When Reddit moved from LISP to Python about 10 years ago, a lot of “how to rewrite Reddit in LISP in 30 minutes” blog posts popped u. And they delivered on the bare bones functionality. What was missing that another half a million lines of code that fine tuned everything in a not very visible way. Essentially all that code is about taking the input of millions of people and process it until it becomes input another millions of people want to read. The whole thing is about delivering user submitted content to read, but it needs to be processed by a giant engine because the users who submit don’t necessary submit that content ideally optimized for consumption. For example, fine tuning what you get first when you search for something. Hugely important. That is how a lot of people use it. Reading the mind of users of what they want when they search for something is alone a huge part of it.


    G. Eiríksson Reply:



    Posted on April 14th, 2017 at 1:47 pm Reply | Quote
  • G. Eiríksson Says:

    ‘On the Air: The Story of Radio Broadcasting’ (1944) — Westinghouse Radio Stations, Inc.



    Posted on April 14th, 2017 at 1:57 pm Reply | Quote
  • Bob Says:

    It’s easy to build a Twitter clone. It’s harder to replicate the network effects Twitter enjoys having a bunch of people already on there. And not just any people, but famous people, celebrities, semi-famous people, public personalities, companies, organizations, etc., who comprise much of the appeal of being on Twitter for regular people as Twitter allows regular people to interact with them directly.


    Posted on April 18th, 2017 at 4:23 am Reply | Quote

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