as archival systems go, Twitter is beyond useless – the shift to the infinite-page ‘More’ button and the complete lack of any sort of dated archive mechanism means finding things you’ve said in the past is almost impossible
Hmmm, suggestion. Twitter is as popular as it is exactly because archiving is useless. It’s so shitty that it almost approaches an actual conversation in terms of forgetteability and deniability, and this is valuble.
Of course, it only feels like that. Things are hard to find if you’re looking for them, but not actually gone, so we have things the dangerous and nasty way round, rather than the useful-to-monkeys-with-overdeveloped-social-lobes way round. But it feels safer.