Jack's Clusterfuck Sandwich

If my preferred Twitter client on Android (Flamingo) is made worse by the continued work of Jack and co. then I’ll be left hoping for, ironically, my RSS reader (Readably) to carry the activity of people who I like and only use Twitter for microblogging.

And that’s only thanks to Feedbin whose work with Twitter integration has rightfully been praised.

Swimming in the waters of Micro.blog have spoiled me; not only does the work of Manton and co. integrate well with the open web (one of their stated goals) but they are not philisophically opposed to high standards in a desparate rush to clone Facebook of all fucking things.

It’s time for me to take the hint and wind down my Twitter use to the point of nil, instead spending this type of energy on both reading the open web and fine-tuning my experience therein.

Congratulations Jack, Jack’s co-workers, and the Twitter users comfortable with eating shit; your contributions to the mediocrity that defines so much of this world are only increasing over time. πŸ‘

I’ve been using the official Twitter client as my only access on mobile and, honestly, it’s not fine or just as good as third party options. For the people who say this it’s clear they have abandoned the idea that good standards – let alone high standards – are important.

Pro Tip: yelling at people to leave established social media services for something that is not as developed or user friendly will not make the alternative look good.

One of my biggest hopes for MB is that non-Apple alternative apps are developed at an accelerated rate, including those for Sunlit. I am not convinced that the closed Apple audience is the best base from which to launch a network; the greater variety of people the better.

Top of my Web Wishlist of Small Things:

  • Every company that makes something in the arts stops insisting on having their own network for you to create an account on.

(Seriously, Square Enix, WTF.)

A week without home internet is like being slowly choked by an invisible version of Superman; you keep forgetting that it’s happening and when you do remember you can think about little else other than how there’s basically nothing you can do to stop it.

I’m listening to the latest ATP, speficially the discussion about Apple’s education event. Honestly, “They’re a luxury brand and always have been." is becoming an increasingly weak counter to any number of critiques. Apple are failing in multiple ways.

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Glitch is live.