About a year and a half ago Twitter came up with the relatively bad idea of making their website unusable for me. This is usually called an "upgrade". As a result I abandoned it.
Meanwhile stuff happened, as it is wont to happen. I quit writing in Romanian, for instance. MPEx grew to about the size of the Romanian Stock Exchange, for another example. You know, the sort of stuff that happens. As it turns out, not everything that happens happens to me. Some of it happened to twitter, too.
Bugpowder My god... Zerohedge commenters are significantly more retarded than redditors. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-02-28/bitcoin-your-thoughts
mircea_popescu This is true. I quoted a diff article yest, was horribly clueless.
Bugpowder Where are the intelligent forums these days? Reddit and slashdot used to be ok 4 and 12 years ago.
mircea_popescu http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-02-26/alternative-currency-goes-mainstream-bitcoin-atms-emerge get a load of that. Replete with the "hands stuffed in ears going lalala Bitcoin is a scam".
Bugpowder I guess it's all on twitter now.
mircea_popescu I would guess some sections of irc. Something Bashful likes to pretend they're the solution, but I dunno.
Bugpowder My twitter feed is excellent
mircea_popescu Ya well, you probably curate it.
Bugpowder I interact with nature editors, star scientists, great writers, etc. Yes curation is key.
mircea_popescu Well if you curate it then everything is fine. You can turn zh into gold by selecting the one nugget to be found in there (somewhere). The idea is to have something that works by itself.
Bugpowder Also a 3:1 ratio of following to followers.
mircea_popescu Followers means pretty much jack. I turned my twitter acct into a rss feed of Trilema, I still have k's of followers.
(a short pause)
mircea_popescu Well da fuck. So I quit twitter about 2 years ago ? Cause it fucked up the site and it didn't work for me anymore. Now you had me test it out and it works. I guess I'ma have to get back into it now ;/
Bugpowder Yeah dude, get back in. It is not busted anymore. And the quality level is very high in the right circles. Plus it only takes a minute to write a post rather than the 2 hours a good blog post takes.
mircea_popescu Heh. It only takes me 20-30 minutes really. O wow, they added a request archive link. Bejesus twitter desuckified in the interim. Now the monster task of purging the 1k+ romanian hotties i used to follow.
BitHub Are you hiring Mircea?
mircea_popescu BitHub yes.
mircea_popescu ;;google mpex old style pr
gribble MPEx hiring: old style PR : Bitcoin: http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/1743ib/mpex_hiring_old_style_pr/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter; MPEx hiring : old style PR pe Trilema - Un blog de Mircea Popescu.: http://trilema.com/2013/mpex-hiring-old-style-pr/; FAQ - MPEx: http://mpex.co/faq.html
thestringpuller This is the best reddit post I've ever seen! Wtf I made a lisp when I typed...
mircea_popescu lol ?
thestringpuller Is bitcoinstore.com down for anyone else? Roger Ver is a poop.
BitHub Old style pr?
mircea_popescu Yea. Dude all these nineteen year olds that meanwhile are like... stale.
thestringpuller Wtf you on about?
mircea_popescu My twitter acct.
That's pretty much the summary of eighteen months : I made a lot of money, Twitter fixed itself and a thousand or so girlies withered and wasted away (but no matter, there's a new set cropping up each Autumn).
So I guess I'm back to Twitter. Who knew.