kindness shines through
December 5, 2017 12:44 PM   Subscribe

 
Hope is the evil that didn't flee Pandora's Box, but instead stuck close to people's heart.
posted by I-Write-Essays at 1:01 PM on December 5 [3 favorites]


Couldn't find the panels, unsurprisingly - so here's the script to Neil Gaiman and Morpheus' take on hope.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 1:07 PM on December 5 [1 favorite]


> Discussion recently has risen around a heuristic known as the Twitter “ratio”: if the number of replies vastly exceeds the number of retweets and likes, then the tweet is “bad."

This seems utterly counterintuitive to me. A "bad" tweet is one a lot of people engaged with enough to actually type something in reply to, while a "good” tweet is one that is silently shared via retweets and shit-your-friends-liked?

But then again I have mostly left Twitter for Mastodon, where I love the switch at the top of the timeline that lets me turn off RTs from everyone in one fell swoop. It’s awesome, there nothing there but things my friends are actually saying, I can actually keep up with my timeline without it feeling like work.
posted by egypturnash at 1:52 PM on December 5 [2 favorites]


This seems utterly counterintuitive to me. A "bad" tweet is one a lot of people engaged with enough to actually type something in reply to, while a "good” tweet is one that is silently shared via retweets and shit-your-friends-liked?

The logic is that if the tweet is good, you ALSO "liked" it.
posted by capricorn at 1:57 PM on December 5 [2 favorites]


A "bad" tweet is one a lot of people engaged with enough to actually type something in reply to, while a "good” tweet is one that is silently shared via retweets and shit-your-friends-liked?

If I like a tweet, I like it. If I hate a tweet, I make fun of it. If I really hate it, I share it with my followers so that they can likewise hate it.

I also share a lot of stuff I think is excellent, but I also like that. If you wind up with a lot of likes and shares, you're doing good. If you consistently wind up with a lot of comments and shares, you should consider the possibility that you are a terrible person.
posted by maxsparber at 2:28 PM on December 5 [2 favorites]


egypturnash, note that you've gotten more replies than plusses. And those replies have been...
posted by happyroach at 10:41 PM on December 5 [1 favorite]


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