I've harbored a heartfelt fondness for Twitter through the years. Tragically, its towering influence still tempts me and so many others. Many migrated, then meandered back, meanwhile moaning about the merry-go-round of changes. The manipulative marketing maneuvers multiply, marring the medium that was so effective. The cherished chronological timeline, once the crown jewel, the core of classic Twitter, has crumbled. It’s been replaced by the algorithm which is anarchic and ambiguous, adheres to almost no norms. The ephemeral nature of Twitter was part of the value, ideas could drift away into time, similar to the coins those in arcade pusher games. All of that was a function of chronological time, and now it’s gone. Twitter is not quite the deserted dystopia once imagined it would be, but in not too many ways is it better. I’ll never use its new name. That would give it credit where none is due.