Current Events Editorial

…and just like that, Twitter rescinded the policy

“I’m so happy / ’cause today I found my friends / they’re on Mastodon…”

Mere hours ago, I posted an article title Twitter just banned links to many other social media services. Near the end of that article, I wrote:

Twitter might revoke the policy by the end of this week. It wouldn’t be the first time since Elon took charge that they did something rash, then undid it hastily.

(I added some additional emphasis to that first sentence.)

Never mind by the end of the week; they revoked the policy by the end of the day! At 9:50 p.m. EDT on Sunday, December 18, Molly White (@molly0xFFF on Twitter) tweeted:

As I keep saying: at Twitter, there is no plan, just knee-jerk responses to stimuli.

If you’re still using Twitter, ask yourself why.

And if you’re still working at Twitter and there isn’t something like an H-1B, medical insurance, or a much-needed contribution to the household income keeping you there, ask yourself why twice.