Twitter is dead – Weeknote #234 – 25th August 2023

I have been on leave for previous two weeks, so this was my first week back at work and I spent a lot of time in the office in Bristol. It was a lot busier than I thought it would be, which was nice.

While I was away on leave, we saw more and more changes to what was called the Twitter and has now been rebranded X. It’s got to the point where I am practically not using Twitter anymore. I did say back in 2009 that Twitter would eventually wither and die. I gave, what I thought were ten good reasons, why Twitter would not survive. Nowhere in that list was that a billionaire would take over the company and kill the brand and community in just a few months. Shows what I know!

I have been using Threads, though isn’t quite there for me yet. Not the level and depth of engagement that I would like. I do realise some of that is on me.

The analytics (stats) are also not working correctly, so doing my top tweet of the week has become nigh on impossible. I also checked that I can’t even do my top ten tweets of the year either, so 2022 was the last year for that.

Image by David Schwarzenberg from Pixabay

I published a blog post on coffee, analytics, and wellbeing          .

Could we use data from coffee machines to deliver a better retail experience to students and maximise their wellbeing.

Slightly tongue in cheek, but coffee analytics is in fact a thing.

Asked on Wednesday to log into Slack using SSO, when I moved in 2019 from (what was) Digital Futures in Jisc to a different team, I really stopped using Slack, as the team I was in mainly used Teams. I did, in the first few months, popped in now and then, but working on different things meant that engagement went right down. I did log in, but didn’t stay…

Finished my Q4 review paperwork. I use these weeknotes and a combination of weekly updates to confirm progress on my objectives and other areas of work across Jisc.

Have been thinking about my objectives for the next review year.

My top tweet this week was this one.

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