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I cannot emphasize enough how much I do not care about notes from an author with whom I never interacted in any way, shape or form on this platform before. As you can probably imagine from my post history, my default email notification settings for everything are “Nope”, and Goodreads certainly is no exception. This email is such a spectacularly bad idea that I really hope this was a bug rather than a marketing campaign.

I blurred the irrelevant parts to make it more obvious: Both screenshots show the same tweet. One in the context of a list, one is the tweet details view. It’s a quote tweet, and it answers the question asked in the quoted tweet with an image. But you’d never know that from the list view, because for some reason the image isn’t shown there. Instead it looks like this person just retweeted the question without bothering to respond – how odd.

Twitter has become so bad at things like that, whenever I’m doing anything slightly more complex than posting a text-only tweet, I now immediately check how it looks on different devices and contexts. Just to make sure their weird choices don’t make me look like a fool.

Okay, this is actually kinda hilarious. Apparently every instance of “message preview of chat with contact X” is replaced with “typing indicator” when contact X is typing, not just the one in your main messages list.

So when you search through your messages with one specific contact, and therefore have a list of “message preview of chat with contact X” instances on screen and they then start typing, this is what you get.

You know, Twitter, just because you show me your garbage twice (despite me telling you to show it less often every single time) doesn’t make me more likely to click on it. How desperate for more engagement can you be, come on.

(This is not something I created somehow, there was no ad or anything in-between that I hid first – this is how the app opened for me that day.)

The popup on the bottom is what you get when clicking “Details” in the error message above. Thanks for nothing.

I like Firefox and what they stand for but these marketing popups always show up at the wrong time (Browser crashed, opening browser after a long time to quickly test something,…).

On top of being the worst piece of software I have currently installed it’s also not very smart. Why not reload yourself?