The ongoing Twitter migration highlights one of the characteristics of the Internet that colleagues wrote about back in 2012 in what they called the “Internet Invariants”:
There are no permanent favorites.
We remember MySpace. AltaVista. Friendster. And SO MANY others..
In their moment, they seemed THE place to be.
And then suddenly they weren’t.
Twitter will fade, as will Facebook/Meta, and all the others.
New things will emerge. In time, they, too, will fade.
The cycle continues.
[Originally shared on Mastodon - https://mastodon.social/@danyork/109347347499021562 ]