by Shelt Garner
It took me a number of years to get into Twitter because I was spoiled by my use of Usenet many moons ago. Listening to Kara Swisher’s Sway podcast about Elon Musk buying 9.2% of Twitter and what he wants to do with it, I’m reminded of Usenet’s feature rich experience.
It would make a lot of sense if Musk cherry picked some of the more interesting elements of Usenet. Making Twitter more like Usenet would allow for things like full page posts and inline editing. Things that we’ve somehow lost over the last twenty five years. But I’ve written at length about how one might do it, and am I’m tired of talking about something that will never happen.
Cherry picking features from Usenet opens up a whole rang of very interesting an innovative possibilities. But I think the moment for doing anything like that is long gone. We are all now just waiting for the Metaverse to get figured out.