One person’s history of Twitter, from beginning to end
Mike Monteiro

This is what happens when startups strive to “do well by doing good” but they only understand what “doing well” means, which is making a lot of money. “Doing good,” they believe, will eventually be defined by users. This is how Twitter’s model evolved into the cesspool you did such a fine job of portraying here, and Facebook’s business model evolved into using other people’s content without paying for it.

I started suspecting that Twitter and Facebook were both negatively affecting my mood. I dumped both and am much happier for it. The drip-by-drip exposure of their amoral practices continues to validate that decision.

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