Tech Leader Pro podcast 2023 week 18, a better Twitter

Published on 2023-05-05 by John Collins. Socials: YouTube - X - Spotify - Amazon Music - Apple Podcast

5th May 2023


  1. This week I signed up for the invite-only beta of Bluesky.
  2. Lots of folks are scrambling to build Twitter clones, but who is building a better Twitter?
  3. A better Twitter would:
    • Deescalate mob dynamics algorithmically
    • Have community moderation via negative scoring
    • Reward effort with positive scoring
    • Unlock features via reputation score, not payment
    • Reward constructive engagement
    • Verification via domains
  4. Basically, a meritocracy.
  5. Hacker News already has similiar mechanics:
  6. Bluesky gets identity verification right by allowing users to use their web domain names as their Bluesky handles:
  7. What are I building this week:
    • Greater than 600k web pages in my index now.
    • I am writing a script for my next leadership podcast, "On working with recruiters", which will also be in this feed in the coming weeks.
  8. Media I am enjoying this week:
    • "Silo" is out on Apple+ today! Based on the trilogy of books by Hugh Howey
    • Currently reading: "Dune Messiah" by Frank Herbert, and "A Case of Conscience" by James Blish.


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