Coincidentally, I’ve always ended up in Toronto for all of my co-ops so far. In hindsight, I always made the right choice; I picked the best jobs to apply to, and the offer that would boost my career the most. Those jobs always ended up being in Toronto.
H: It’s been really interesting for me. I wasn’t planning on staying after finishing school but I ended up getting a job I really liked after graduation and found my passion for startups and building a better world with new, technology-enabled business models. I’ve always considered myself a third-culture kid so there was zero culture shock for me when I moved to Toronto. I feel completely Canadian because Toronto accepts me.
Honestly, it’s a lot more personal. There are a lot of reasons Twitter still matters to me, and to a lot of us. It’s the last bastion of the old era of blogging or social media that still has huge cultural relevance. It’s the last big company to at least give lip service to some of the values of the web we lost. We idealize Twitter despite its egregious flaws because it still has glints of the best parts of the Internet. But the worst of Twitter has crossed the line into overshadowing the best of Twitter for many people, and if we learn from past social platforms, that kind of phenomenon often reaches a tipping point. Sometimes it feels like Twitter-the-product is fighting a losing battle against Twitter-the-company.