Nicolas Magand on the internet

Comments about tech, media, nature, &c.

My name is Nicolas Magand and I live in Paris, France. I work as a social media and engagement editor at the Global Editors Network, a non-profit aimed at promoting innovation and sustainability in the news industry. Here I blog mostly about tech and media, but many other topics can face my enthusiasm.

The Twitter Withdrawal

I wish I had written something half as good and precisely on point about Twitter. I previously tried, but I missed some very good points. A must-read.

The resulting feed is one in which links are variously demoted. Links are hat-tips, polite credits, or customary reminders that there is more to see, somewhere else, if you care. They contain the leftovers—the things that weren’t good enough for the screenshot, the highlight, and the post. Eventually, they’re metadata.