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Me on Twitter: "A product was updated to get better."

Jackball on Twitter: "BUT BUT ANOTHER PRODUCT EXISTS AND I PREFER IT. LET ME EXTOLL THE VIRTUES OF THAT PRODUCT."

Not helpful.

@jsnell I've been learning about the vices of thread hijacking lately. Conversation on social media is very different from IRL talk, at least I'm telling myself that lately.

@screwjaw Not every article is a shootout between competing products, nor should it be.

@jsnell Agreed. I was reacting more to the rationale behind the second part of the "hypothetical" conversation, as they used the opportunity to promote their standpoint/product over staying on the original topic.

@jsnell I've been guilty of doing the same, and I'm working on not doing it.

One that used to happen a lot and doesn't happen that much is writing about the iPhone and getting a bunch of people explaining how they like Android. Dude, I just don't care.

Me: "I like a TV show!"

Them: "ANOTHER TV SHOW IS BETTER!"

Me: <reaches for axe>

@jsnell 😂 I'm often glad I don't have the audience you do.

@jsnell yeah, I think somehow social media instilled the opinion in some people that their viewpoint is the only valid one

@jsnell Jason, I think you'll find a sword will work better than...

Nah. I don't even have the heart.

@chartier @jsnell Well actually, that's more of a hatchet.

(Please don't kill me.)

@jsnell Your axe is not even a Stronginthearm Special. Why are you using a low-quality battle-axe?

@jsnell axe? I much prefer a chainsaw... What was that? Don’t let the door hit me on the way out?

@jsnell I believe my first ever interaction with you on Twitter was similar in nature.

Fast forward a few years and now I'm borrowing movies from my library so that I can follow along to your podcast.

@jsnell I got in a LONG discussion with someone on why I choose iPhone. Like, they couldn't wrap their mind around the fact that I don't care about rooting, because Android doesn't have Shortcuts or Things 3

@jsnell I was curious enough to go look at your tweets and discovered there’s a new Overcast. Thanks for the heads up and review.

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