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(Vox)   Cool beans, now you can limit who is allowed to respond to your tweets to reduce harassments. BONUS: this will make Trump's head assplode   (vox.com) divider line
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2020-08-12 8:22:24 PM  
There was a court ruling that the president can't block Twitter users as that's a First Amendment violation by preventing them from participating in a public forum.  I wonder how this will play as a blanket blocking of responses from specific individuals.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knight_​F​irst_Amendment_Institute_v._Trump
 
2020-08-12 8:32:23 PM  
And we continue to ebb away from the reality of other people.
 
2020-08-12 8:48:58 PM  
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2020-08-12 9:12:48 PM  
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2020-08-12 10:01:21 PM  

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2020-08-12 10:59:50 PM  
Sweet.  More echo chambers.
 
2020-08-12 11:12:00 PM  
Alternatively, you could just not be on the trash fire that is Twitter.
 
2020-08-13 12:51:49 AM  
Do we call news articles without comment sections "echo chambers?"
 
2020-08-13 12:52:52 AM  
Also this shiat ain't new. It was released in June. Nickelodeon used it to great effect to tweet Spongebob during pride month.
 
2020-08-13 4:44:32 AM  

fark'emfeed'emfish: And we continue to ebb away from the reality of other people.


Yep. Just keep creating echo chambers.
 
2020-08-13 7:09:35 AM  

Esc7: Do we call news articles without comment sections "echo chambers?"


It's not an echo chamber without the echo.  It's just a blog post no one reads.  They only want a comment section to make it seem like they wrote a popular article everyone agrees with.

The problem with a comment section is that people might not agree and they'll post their disagreement there for all to see. The comments might also get brigaded by an organized group of specific people who don't agree with the person running it, regardless of the article.
These both give the wrong impression so the publisher then has one of two choices. They can Remove the comments section (reverting to the appearance that no one reads your blog) or Sanitize the list of people who can respond (creating an echo chamber as only those who agree can stay).

Twitter, basically a micro blog, suffers from similar issues. The same people who brigade Trump don't want their own comment areas brigaded. That is what lead to a court case after AOC kept blocking people despite the fact she's under the same public figure rule as Trump.
People want the echo chamber, not the comments.

/echo chamber.
 
2020-08-13 7:14:33 AM  
like a virtual panel discussion or a 1:1 interview.

Today I learned there are people who thought having those on a public twitter was a good idea.
 
2020-08-13 7:59:04 AM  

fark'emfeed'emfish: And we continue to ebb away from the reality of other people.


This.  I can't think of a better way to encourage people to construct a bubble around themselves to minimize exposure to thoughtcrime.

But hey, Twitter is brain poison anyway.
 
2020-08-13 8:40:19 AM  
I block everyone from responding to the twitter I have never used. Nobody needs to know when everyone is crapping or what they had for 2nd lunch.
 
2020-08-13 11:58:48 AM  

way south: Esc7: Do we call news articles without comment sections "echo chambers?"

It's not an echo chamber without the echo.  It's just a blog post no one reads.  They only want a comment section to make it seem like they wrote a popular article everyone agrees with.

The problem with a comment section is that people might not agree and they'll post their disagreement there for all to see. The comments might also get brigaded by an organized group of specific people who don't agree with the person running it, regardless of the article.
These both give the wrong impression so the publisher then has one of two choices. They can Remove the comments section (reverting to the appearance that no one reads your blog) or Sanitize the list of people who can respond (creating an echo chamber as only those who agree can stay).

Twitter, basically a micro blog, suffers from similar issues. The same people who brigade Trump don't want their own comment areas brigaded. That is what lead to a court case after AOC kept blocking people despite the fact she's under the same public figure rule as Trump.
People want the echo chamber, not the comments.

/echo chamber.


This feature removes the echo from twitter.

No one can comment, except the very few enumerated in the conversation, essentially a public 2-3 way convo. No throngs of cheering like minded supporters commenting.

Plus everyone can still retweet and quote retweet you.
 
2020-08-13 10:33:38 PM  
One of my state's assemblywomen has blocked just about everyone from replying.  She doesn't want to hear the complaints from people who lost their jobs because of her (AB5) since they are obviously not qualified to decide things for themselves.
 
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