Federating Failure

Twitter’s got problems. I hope I don’t need to convince you of this. If you haven’t been the victim of harassment yourself, I hope you follow some people who have. They’re the ones who are challenging the frogs, gators, and eggs.

For me, there’s really no point in leaving Twitter for something else if it doesn’t also have those voices. I’m not saying that I wouldn’t chat with friends I already know in a smaller space, but if something is going to replace Twitter for me, it needs to be a space that includes people that don’t see any appeal in technology for technology’s sake. That means that a replacement needs to scale because it’s hard to be challenged by unexpected and new perspectives in a small, highly interconnected community.