I've, mostly, stopped living on Twitter. Definitely still probably a "heavy" user, but much better balanced than before.
Between that, pairing down who I follow, actively asking "would my reply here provide real value beyond feeding my ego", my life is definitely better.
I seldom think any tech by definition is toxic, but it is easy to spiral out into toxicity there.
Worst case? Ugh, this is just sensational mess. Abbots of monasteries used to be "for life" and now are generally simply open-ended. An abbot leads until he doesn't believe it is best for the community for him to continue. It's been fine.
It is a shift for sure and this is all just rumor of folks reading the tea leaves, but if it comes to pass, the world and the Church will continue on just fine.
You may have seen in the news yesterday that Cameo, the site where C-list celebrities get paid to send birthday greetings to tooth-grindingly dull people, just laid off 87 people -- 25% of its total staff. https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/cameo-celebrity-video-shout-out-app-lays-off-25-of-its-employees/ar-AAWVkal
If you're like me, your reaction to this news went like this:
1. Wait, Cameo employs 400 people?
2. What the hell?
Which gives us a good starting point to talk about the weird dynamics of venture capital! So let's do. ( 🧵 )