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
But Twitter does a horrible job of showing you its advanced features.
Here are 10 of them you probably know nothing about:
The most underutilized Twitter feature: advanced search.
It blows my mind how few people know this.
Want to find someone's best tweets?
In the search bar, type:
Replace the handle and the number of likes as you see fit.
Another good advanced search tip:
Want to see everyone's tweets on a particular topic?
In the search bar, type:
Again, replace the handle and keyword as you see fit.
You can filter by popularity too:
from:dickiebush "consistency" min_faves:100
We all have those people we don't want following us, but don't want to block.
Here's a good hack:
Block them, then unblock them.
This will unfollow you, but they'll never know.
Get mentioned in a tweet that is receiving way too many replies, turning your notifications into a disaster?
I've been there.
Click to expand the details of the tweet, then click the three dots on the top right-hand corner.
Then, click "mute this conversation."
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.
Massively grateful to everyone who took time out to read, comment & share these across the year. I really appreciate you.
1. Breaking-in – study notes, free textbooks & past
If you have any study notes, past exam papers, quick excel models... anything you feel could help Twitter peeps, post the links below \U0001f4aa\U0001f4aa— Koshiek Karan (@iamkoshiek) May 29, 2020
2. Breaking-in – the job connector
The interview job connector thread. If you're currently job hunting, please post the industry/role & someone who is already in the field can give you tailored tips ++ share their experiences \U0001f4aa\U0001f3fd\U0001f4aa\U0001f3fd— Koshiek Karan (@iamkoshiek) December 4, 2020
3. Breaking-in – book smart vs. street
Anyone who has ever worked a corporate job will tell you where you studied means very little.— Koshiek Karan (@iamkoshiek) August 8, 2020
Education doesn't guarantee ability.
4. Personal Finance – MEGA Property
The Reserve Bank cut the repo rate by 25bps & just like clockwork, the rats who are paid to sell houses are encouraging people to go out & buy— Koshiek Karan (@iamkoshiek) July 23, 2020
The usual "influencers"/ estate agents/ mortgage brokers/ banks/ loan sharks/ excavator salesmen
Here's a useful MEGA property thread:
Here they are, in chronological order, w highlights from @nikitabier, @BrianNorgard, @rsg, @Mazzeo, @prestonattebery, + many more
(sry for weird twtr cropping + threading)
Knowing how to use it will help you find the hidden gems of the Twitter archives and 10x your Twitter experience.
Here's the step-by-step guide:
Most Twitter users know nothing about advanced search.
And the few that do think you have to access it this way: by clicking the three dots in the search bar, then clicking advanced search, then using these fields.
This is painfully inefficient.
Luckily, there is a better way.
You can leverage the power of advanced search right in the search bar using text.
And there are six different things you can create filters for:
• Number of likes
• Number of replies
• Number of retweets
Let's dive into how to use each.
Before we do that, you might be thinking, what does this do for me?
Twitter is a real-time platform.
But the Twitter archives are full of gems.
Especially from some of the most prominent people on Twitter, you can learn a lot by combing through popular things they've said.
The foundation of advanced search is the "from" query.
Every query will start like this:
An *important* note: do not include the @ before the user's handle.
Many have piped up with commentary and criticized the mix of religion and politics. A convention long held in Canada.
As a Priest and Bishop-Elect, I\u2019d ask that the UCP send Christmas greetings without the wholly inappropriate inference of divine sanction for their government. There are so many things wrong with their use of these words from the Prophet Isaiah it\u2019s hard to know where to start. https://t.co/rwOxVzvnI5— Anna Greenwood-Lee (@AnnaGreenwoodL1) December 27, 2020
The quote is often repeated at Christmas. “A child is born...” makes reference to the birth of Jesus. Makes sense.
But what does it mean?
Christians (and other religious observers with their religious texts) have made an art form out of interpreting what passages mean.
To those most radically devout (some might say zealously faithful), hidden divine meanings are gleaned from “correctly” reading the bible.
That’s what Dominionists believe. That god himself wrote the bible. Through inspiration of the actual authors, & only they can interpret.
And thus, the “inerrant“ bible serves as a strict road map to save ones soul.
Many devout Christians view the passage as a prophecy made centuries before the birth of Christ. A promise made by god through one of his prophets. Jews interpret the passage very differently.
The Anglican Priest is (obviously) correct about this being supersessionism, and a form of Anti-Semitism.
Troublesome as it is for a Canadian provincial govt to be tweeting out Anti-Semitic propaganda, that’s not the only meaning this passage has for Dominionist Christians.
Here are some highlights in chronological order and what you can learn from the process:
1/ August 5 2020: Janel digs into '50+ newsletters' (note the number to build credibility) and creates a thread to discuss the lessons learnt. She also mentions that this is for a side project, which raises awareness of something she may be working
Just subscribed to 50+ newsletters in the past hour— Janel (@JanelSGM) August 4, 2020
(for a side project)
Here are some lessons I've learned
2/ August 5 2020 (cont): Each tweet in the thread is focused on a key message, with clear pointers for newsletter writers to
1/ Clear Value Proposition— Janel (@JanelSGM) August 4, 2020
Do you articulate clearly the following?
- What content you write about
- Who your newsletter is for
- How your audience will benefit from your newsletter?
3/ September 1 2020: Janel tweeted about #buildinginpublic (note the hashtag) with @pabloheredia24 for @makerpad's challenge. While the project is https://t.co/tMb1qCnxVY and not NewsletterOS, Janel is getting in the reps on how to build in
4/ October 18 2020: Janel hints at building her new product using @NotionHQ and @gumroad. But instead of telling the audience directly what the product is, she invites her audience to take a guess.
I've been launching a product a month, with the aim of launching 12 in 12 months (w/ @LaunchMBA)— Janel (@JanelSGM) October 18, 2020
This month, I'll be launching an actionable info product.
Core Tools: @NotionHQ @gumroad
Want to guess what I'll launch?
Free copy for the first person who guesses right.
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.
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
1. Scientific method:
LMM continually tests and monitors the impact of each tweet and blog post.
He measures the impact of their ideas, which are sometimes radical, seeking to have a loyal rather than broad follower base.
Everything LMM does is leveraged. Guides, tweets, blog... he writes once and he reaches thousands of people.
He is one of those who best understands that the internet is a huge lever, which allows to disassociate time and money.
3. Compound interest:
LMM has been adding value for 2 years, from the beginning, knowing that time plays in favor of compound interest.
Its growth is brutal, reaching 200k followers. The more people LMM knows, the more his ideas will spread and the stronger his brand will be.
LMM writes a lot about the mindset. He knows that resilience, getting over the bad times is the way to success.
In today's society, where everything is effortlessly wanted, LMM relies on the fact that a fall is not fatal, it is just a lesson along the way.
These are usually men, who will assume expertise because they've always been told they were the smartest in the room, were given a platform because of who they are, and feel no sense of humility when they decide to ramble off and take down others. 2/
Here I am talking about @NateSilver538 @mattyglesias and @DouthatNYT who have decided they are the arbiters of truth in science and public health. 3/
It started with the #ACIP recommendations on the next phase of #COVID19 vaccination (which as far as I know is still pending). All three of them are suggesting that #ACIP doesn't know what it's doing because there are discussions happening about how to manage trade-offs. 3/
All three believe age-based allocation is the only way to triage vaccine delivery and they've been scornful of the deliberation of #ACIP for talking about things like equity, essential workers, etc. 4/
In March, while we all watched in horror as the Trump administration botched the initial response to the pandemic, I wrote for @Independent about the bizarre and unjust access many healthy celebrities gained to COVID tests, which were quite scarce.
In April, when it was apparent Joe Biden was on his way to winning the nomination, I wrote for @washingtonpost on why progressives should have optimism about a Biden White House.
In June, the Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling affirming employment protections for LGBTQ people. It's cause for celebration, but as I wrote for @Cosmopolitan: this is a mere fraction of LGBTQ equality. We *must* pass the Equality Act.
That same month brought controversy as J.K. Rowling seemed to be completely unaware of the violence and discrimination faced by trans and non-binary people. So, I wrote about my own experiences in that vein for @USAToday in the hopes of educating folks:
First, microaggressions are harmful! Despite their name, they signal “you don’t belong here” to marginalized groups.
Second, interview days are already nerve-wrecking.
One comment or experience has the ability to undermine an interview day. Applicants may not have the ability to report immediately and anonymously or may fear retribution for doing so. Interview day microaggressions put applicants in an awkward spot in addition to the harm.
They are also not rare experiences. As a Black woman, I have experienced them at multiple institutions and different levels. I’m sharing my stories as examples of what happens, but I have no doubt there are many others, even within your institution, that need to be responded to.
College: I had an in-person panel interview for a full-tuition scholarship. One POC on the panel repeatedly asked, “where are you from?” I was 17 and eager to please, but also knew I didn’t have to share that my ancestors were traumatized thru slavery. I got flustered and bombed.
Med school: A diversity website wrote, we need more physicians of color because they are more likely to serve in underserved communities. While true, the reason we need more representation in medicine is because minoritized groups have been kept out. PERIOD. I didn’t apply there.
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.
Not a user was stirring, not even in fleets
The drafts were all scheduled for the a.m. with care
In hopes that virality soon would be there
The children were all nestled all snug in their snaps
Their instas, their twitches, their lit tiktok apps;
And mamma in her Pinterest, and I in my LinkedIn,
Had just settled down (the edible had kicked in)
When out on the lawn there arose such a ruckus!
I cursed the doorbell stream app I'd deleted for 'Among Us'
Plus the wi-fi was down, so I leapt from my bed
Flung open the window and lifted it over my head.
I could see nothing, I was in no mood for jokes
Snowblinded by moonlight, climate change is no hoax
When what to my furious eyes did appear?
The outline of a sleigh, and eight tiny... I wanna say, deer?
With a round little driver, he was no kind of runt
It was either St. Nick or a damn YouTube stunt.
More rapid than retweets, they came on like vandals
And he whistled and shouted and called out their handles
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:
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.)
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.