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the distinction between "transmission" and "ritual' views of communication
I am trying something new today. This thread will introduce you to an academic concept that scholars of media and communication have found useful: the distinction between "transmission" and "ritual' views of communication. Let's see if i can bring it alive for you. Ready? 1/
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6 days ago by nullrend
How hard is it to have a conversation on Twitter? So hard even the CEO can’t do it • Recode
Kurt Wagner:
<p>Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Recode co-founder Kara Swisher agreed to conduct an interview Tuesday on Twitter, and it had all the makings of a great read: the CEO of one of the most influential and controversial tech platforms in the world taking questions from one of the industry’s most ferocious reporters.

The only problem? No one could follow along.

Despite the public interview and a dedicated hashtag (#karajack) for the event, it didn’t take long before the dozens of tweets between the two started to get confusing. They were listed out of order, other users started chiming in, and there was no way to properly follow the conversation thread.

Swisher’s questions about Twitter’s complex abuse policies and Dorsey’s subsequent responses were floating around my timeline along with the regular tech news and opinions I always look at. If you wanted to find a permanent thread of the chat, you had to visit one of either Kara or Jack’s pages and continually refresh. It made for a difficult and confusing experience.

Dorsey even admitted so himself.

“I am going to start a NEW thread to make it easy for people to follow (@waltmossberg just texted me that it is a “chaotic hellpit”),” Swisher tweeted, referencing Recode’s other co-founder, the now-retired Walt Mossberg.</p>

I think this is a misunderstanding. Twitter isn't a real-time service in that way. This is trying to use a hammer as a saw.
twitter  thread 
7 days ago by charlesarthur
Discover and Read the Best of Twitter Threads
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10 days ago by dchesters
Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley - Wikipedia
THREAD: Assassination, unsolved mysteries
During the weeks leading up to his death, Darnley was recovering from a bout of smallpox (or, it has been speculated, syphilis). He was described as having deformed pocks upon his face and body. He stayed with his family in Glasgow, until Mary brought him to recuperate at Old Provost's lodging at Kirk o' Field, a two-storey house within the church quadrangle, a short walk from Holyrood, with the intention of incorporating him into the court ...
10 days ago by colindocherty
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12 days ago by tante
Five ways to wear: A textured blazer
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18 days ago by kingofcool

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