Ommmm. The Former Tweeter Guy Says Sorry

April 3, 2022

I read an interesting Silicon Valley real news report called “Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey Said He’s Partially to Blame for Centralizing the Internet and That He Regrets It.” Gee, mea culpa. Rough wool cassock, a bit of sharp wire donned as a T shirt, and starving one in a stone cell until a certain wall decoration speaks to him? Nah, hey, regret. Cue the music:

Regrets, I’ve had a few
But then again, too few to mention
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption

Fade out.

The write up is an interview with the inscrutable Silicon Valley thought leader and dual CEO capable Jack Dorsey. Mr. Dorsey allegedly said:

“Centralizing discovery and identity into corporations really damaged the internet.” “I realize I’m partially to blame, and regret it,” Dorsey continued.

Cue the music:

I find it all so amusing
To think I did all that
And may I say, not in a shy way
Oh no, no, not me
I did it my way

And consequences? For some investors, payday. For Geofeedia, a bit of a downturn for sure. For some techno pundits? Win. For those who output “alternative” information? Free nudging which can be automated?

Yes, damage. Regrets. For sure.

Stephen E Arnold, April 3, 2022


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