119/7 = 17 & Q = 17
119 \u27977 is now the Chairman of the Public Interest Declassification Board. This new information could be of importance to many. I wonder what that could mean for those who have taken actions to obscure potentially damaging information from the public view?— 337Tomahawk (@absitminded) December 23, 2020
I can’t find the like , or it appears to have been “unliked” but here’s a video of someone who claims it was there just a few hours ago
This comes from the JFK grandchildren video singing “Timber”
@ 0:50 👀
Check the domino. Posted to 4ch it has zero returns on tineye
Now check the domino
Posted to 4ch it has zero returns on tineye
Grateful for a place to share ideas & to have grown from 900s to 7.1k since then.
Learned a lot about Twitter's algorithms over this period.
Sharing 1 tip to grow your Twitter per every 2 likes 📈 🐦
All your reach on social media is dependent on Network effects.
If you're below < 2k followers most of your tweets should be helpful replies to other larger accounts.
Don't be a "reply guy" tho. The audience of a large account can tell & the large account holder my block u.
When you borrow reach from a large account & someone clicks on your profile you should ->
Specify why people should follow you in your bio.
Give people a reason to follow you.
Titles & Social proof do help, unfortunately.
I Tweet About / Explore X
I Do Y
I Am Z
Your Pinned Tweet is the next possible point of converting someone into a follower.
Ideally, your pinned tweet should have a lot of social proof (likes) & summarize the essence of your bio & expand as a thread.
This is where you start to have an umbrella for your brand.
Each tweet you make should add value.
It should either:
You don't want a girlfriend, you just want to feel loved.
If you brag about not giving a fuck, you’re giving a fuck.
You only hate your parents because you're too scared to forgive them.
People you haven't forgiven will live rent-free in your mind until you do.
Whether you have 100 followers or a million, you can do something to help… 📢
1) Don't share the ugly stuff, not even to expose its ugliness, if it’s just powerless fools looking for attention. (If you just can’t help yourself, use a screenshot, never a link or RT.)
Do expose the ugly stuff from elected officials and others with power. Frame your tweets to be clear you are calling it out. And use a screenshot, not a link or RT, so you don’t send them any clicks of encouragement.
2) Don’t repeat the framing of the hate-mongers. If someone says, “all Ruritanians are terrorists”, do not reply, “no, Ruritanians are not terrorists”, because all you’re doing is repeating the connection between the word, “Ruritanian”, and “terrorist”.
3) Never share links to hateful headlines & clickbait fishing for outrage clicks. Don’t be a sucker. (If you just can’t help yourself, call it out with a screenshot, so you don’t encourage click-seeking media outlets to deliver more of the same.)
1. Many of its most outspoken defenders are also outspoken racists. Almost every one that I spoke to focused on my skin color and whatever stereotypes they could fabricate from it in their responses.
2. On a related note, their primary means of argument seems to be largely ad hominem. There was very little discussion of the actual issues. Instead, insults, insinuations, and mockery seemed to be the rules of the game.
3. I think this need to focus on ad hominem arises from the ideological rather than evidential nature of #DisruptTexts itself. There's a lot of social justice jargon and feeling used to support it, but no talk that I saw about student outcomes or efficacy.
4. Relatedly, there is a religious feel to the whole thing. Heresy is not to be reasoned with but rooted out and destroyed. Only the truly initiated understand the secret gnosis. The plain meaning of words is disregarded in favor of a mystical interpretation.
2/ If a company's highest paid people had jobs they'd only observed, had never trained for, and had no actual experience doing, you'd think it was crazy. Yet this describes people managers in most orgs.
3/ Managing people is not a promotion in your current line of work. It is an entirely new career that uses a different set of skills. Train. Your. People Managers.
4/ If your employees feel like they have to manage people to make more money, that's a fail. Management jobs are for people who are passionate about helping others optimize their gifts, not just for people looking for more compensation.
5/ Provide non-management career options that offer better compensation for specializing in a certain area and documenting/communicating what you know. This helps keep bad managers out of management.
She's a Doctor, Physician, PhD, MA, Clinical Psychologist, Hospital Consultant, PTSD consultant, Long Covid Consultant.
2. Although sometimes she’s also an AUTHOR and English Academic.
3. A Hospital Consultant and ex Gymnast.
(Pinterest public profile)
4. A Physician, Doctor, or hospital consultant.
A “Hospital Consultant”, would probably mean a senior doctor, in the UK at least.
5. Hollie changes her Twitter picture and bio so often, it’s hard to keep up with her qualifications.
Twitter came through and deleted a ton of accounts. We are worried that we are next. It could be nudity, it could be retweets, it could be content posted- we don't know. And while Twitter has clear rules, SWs get
Punished often for not even breaking the rules but just existing, so we are on edge.
Twitter/IG/TikTok are ways we advertise and build a base so when we get deplatformed without explanation, we have to start from scratch somewhere else. We lose years of contacts/content.
So, what is driving these tightened restrictions?
It could be a bunch of laws. FOSTA/SESTA came through a few years ago & made it very unsafe for SWs, both online and real time workers. It even crippled businesses like sex educators and therapists. This was a bipartisan effort.
Bc of these laws, platforms censored their content and users. Remember those Craigslist ads? Meet up groups? Bad date lists?
All gone when F/S came through. So let's move to EARN IT. EI is in limbo right now, just waiting on the new term to get rolling. It isn't dead.
EI is gonna be the every man's F/S. EI is gonna censor so many of YOU READING THIS and then what will you do!? (More of that later.)
Fuck. Ok. Then we have Section 230, also just fucking chillin, waiting for passing. 230 is gonna make it to where sites will be held liable
Exactly a year ago, my family and I were headed back from Vietnam, with no idea how close we had been to the outbreak brewing in China. It took me a while to realize the gravity, but this first story I wrote about the virus still (mostly) holds
In March, it became increasingly obvious from research being published that the virus could spread in the absence of symptoms. Yet US officials were still mostly pooh-poohing it. In this article I talked to scientists who knew
We know now that some of the worst effects of Covid-19 are because of the body's immune response, not just the virus itself. There were just early hints of that when I wrote this piece about cytokine
In this story in May, I delved into what we knew about the relationship between the viral dose and the risk of infection -- a topic we still know woefully little
1. last year, Binance launched a PoA-based EVM compatible chain, compatible with common tools like metamask, trustwallet, etc. It works with ur eth address
2. this point of interoperability is important, because a user doesn't need to deal with new wallets or infrastructure to use this chain, whereas past projects like Tron required you to download a new set of tools (TronLink wallet, use tronscan, etc.)
3. Disclaimer: This chain operates with 21 validators that have staked BNB. It is currently centralised, and can be conclusively described as permissioned (aka binance has selected who can operate these nodes and thus can have influence over this chain).
4. However, while that means the chain in theory could be manipulated by B, there are incentives to not screw over users' funds, double spend or rehypothecate anything. why? because it can jeopardise more lucrative business of
5. think of it like proof-of-staked reputation. These attacks put binance in the most likely position to be attacked by double spends or other malicious activity on chain, in which binance, which custodies the mainnet real assets of many chains, is on the hook if things go wrong.
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People are constantly seeing the same stuff over and over again on their timeline.
This is why you need to learn how to stand out.
When they’re scrolling you need to grab their attention and reel them into something they want to read.
If you think about it, your job is just to get them to click your tweet. Once that’s done, they’ll be reading your other ones in no time.
In order to get them to click you need to show one of these 7 things:
The easiest way to write headlines based off of these things is to write out your audience’s objections.
Then, indirectly counter their objection within your headline (sounds cool right?).
An old copywriting trick 😉
“Why should I read your thread? What have you done that makes me trust you”
“$97,840 in Profit This Month Using This 5-Step Plan to Make Landing Pages”
Authority shows people you know what you’re doing by telling them a true stat/claim.
I'm fairly progressive. Elizabeth Warren was my #1. I know there are associations ppl make w white women who support her, but my black self liked her bc she has progressive values and seems fit to hold office. Bc progressivism in practice needs someone who knows how to govern.
She was called a snake by "leftists" for myriad reasons, but one of them was not quitting so Bernie could win. LMAO. Seriously.
That's when I noticed twitter "leftism" was a cult of personality. Bc if the closest person ideologically to Bernie is a snake for differing on her healthcare plan (not ideologically btw, just practically), then this shit is about that man. Not ideology.
Twitter "leftists" also have a race problem. HUGE race problem. "Solving class will help racism" is a STUPID political philosophy anyway, bc foundationally American economics is racist. Literally we're a world super power bc we didn't pay slaves for a century
(for the people who know me, skip the rest of this thread!)
A brief tweet portrait of me; I am deputy director general of @embl and co-direct (with Rolf Apweiler, not on twitter) one it's six sites, @emblebi which is based just south of Cambridge, UK.
is the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, a European treaty organisation that does science, similar to CERN. EMBL does molecular biology from high end atomic structural biology to development - and in the future, bridging to Ecosystems.
EMBL is Headquartered in beautiful Heidelberg, Germany and has 5 other sites; Hamburg (Germany also), Grenoble (France), EMBL-EBI at Hinxton (UK), Rome (Italy) and Barcelona (Spain).
What I’m trying to get at, is not just that Twitter’s decision allows us to see—in ways that have been obscured—how much control they have over content moderation—
but as @Elinor_Carmi points out “platforms don’t just moderate or filter “content”; they alter what registers to us and our social groups as “social” or as “experience.” https://t.co/GSByAOoDWg changed
I’m worried that the celebration of Twitter’s intervention on fascist rhetoric-however too little and too late- directs us to desire tech companies enforcement of liberal and democratic procedures rather than towards an investigation of
how they’ve developed computational infrastructures which exceed the power of the nation state, are hollowing out our institutions for frictionless (see removing human contact) optimization and are insufficiently described by neoliberalism
(I get into topics like alcohol abuse, mental illness, homphobia, and parental death, just fyi)
Some background first: every year I do some kind of restriction. Last year I only re-read books, another year I didn’t buy any clothes. My dad is catholic and even though I hate the religion, something about the ‘fasting’ elements of lent and advent stuck with me.
I enjoy cutting myself off from things to create space in unexpected places. It's where Innovation and creativity flourish. I did some of my best work for Momofuku Nishi, and @davidchang told me I had to create an Italian cocktail program, but nothing could come from Italy.
My family also loved wine and used connoisseurship to cast consumption in a virtuous light. Opening that 4th bottle of Chateauneuf-de-Pape was *educational*
My mom once yelled at a wine steward for not letting my then-17-year-old brother have a glass of wine with our dinner.
Wine is great though! Beer, spirits, etc. They’re all fascinating things to study on many levels. (Hello I wrote a whole cocktail book)
Plus, they’re fun to drink and usually taste delicious and accompanied most major rituals in my life: birthday, Christmas, weddings, funerals…
It's quicker to write insightful tweets than it is to produce 10min YouTube videos or 1400-word blog posts.
Here's a thread of actionable tactics from studying the fastest-growing Twitter accounts.
2/ Fast-growing accounts have two things in common:
1. They spend 30+ minutes per day sourcing and refining 1-3 daily tweets. They don't wing what they say, and they typically sit on each idea for a few days.
2. Key: They write tweets that get *retweeted.*
3/ Retweets bring followers.
We polled people to ask why they retweet. They said:
1. "Retweeting is my bookmarking system for ideas."
2. "I retweet when someone's put elegant words to my thoughts."
3. "I want my followers to know I relate to this statement."
4/ So, to get more RTs:
1. Tweet referenceable content that people will refer back to later.
2. Challenge the status quo with elegance and wit.
3. Pick a debate and argue your side with a novel take.
The most RTed tweets? *Threads with advice like this.*
5/ How to write a tweet:
• Open with a hook: Make it counterintuitive or counter-narrative.
• Concise body: Satisfy the craving your hook created.
• End with a punchy zinger: Summarize implications of your finding and what it means for the reader.
Then I hated "leftists" for personal stuff. Long story short some nutjob leftists think I'm rich bc I'm a tv writer. They're stupid. Oh, and I'm evil, a trait apparently inherited from my mom whom "leftists" told me was evil for being a landlord of the 3 family house she lives in
Well, I do look like exactly my mom. And I'm evil because I told ppl not all landlords are rich slumlords, so if you can afford to, pay rent.
But it all really hit me when Kamala was announced as the VP pick. The first black woman San Francisco AG, California AG, AND VP pick. FIRST. HBCU grad and everything. And "leftists" acted like she aint shit. Like we werent supposed to be proud of her accomplishments.
I was so proud of her. And twitter had so warped my brain on what "progressivism" looked like, that in my attempts to pass purity tests, i muted my enthusiasm for her. I'm so disappointed in myself.
Mary(Not real name) was a friend I met on Twitter. We had good conversations but disagreed on how Twitter court of public opinions handled rape issues. We agreed to meet and our first meeting was at her place.
She brought up the issue of why I always sat on the fence and why I always wanted to hear from the other party because it means I support the “rapist” – RAPIST? I found it funny because how do you label someone a rapist just from an allegation?
You didn't hear from the accused & never want to hear the details of the allegation because you deem it insensitive. Mary explained that she was a victim and she is still traumatized and she asked if I knew just being a guy suffices to make her feel unsafe because she was alone?
That is why she normally prefers having her flatmate around or at least pretend her flatmate was around when she had a male visitor. I said her fears were valid because, stranger danger.
We ate lunch, gisted, played scrabble (which she cheated to win. Lool) and saw a movie.
When it was time to leave, I turned and asked her, do you know if you went on Twitter to say I raped you, nobody would ask question? They will believe because you are a woman. She nodded in the affirmative and said she knows.
Calling disagreement "disrespectful" is bizarre
If you wish to curate replies, you have many options. First, you can change who can reply.
"Everyone can reply" opens it up to the world
"People you follow" ensures that people you've selected are only able to reply
"People you've mentioned" means just that - specfically.
note that this does NOT stop retweets nor does it stop "quote tweet replies", an annoying type of reply that twitter SHOULD allow you to block if you choose.
Alternatively, you can select individual replies you don't like, and remove those from the conversation. In response to this, i'm picking on the lovely @dranniehickox's reply (i'm happy with it!)
Note: people will see "the author has hidden this, would you like to see?"
Another excellent option is to lock your account. This means that you can 100% control who sees your content, and your content is not re-tweetable.