I'm not gonna lie, I'm not the biggest fan of Twitter threads.
A twitter thread is different from a blog post.
Also, it's on twitter, and most of the time people won't click the link to a blog post.
Also, with the thread you have an idea of the thought process / the quality of writing before deciding to read the rest, which you don't on blog posts - and most blog posts are just clueless rehashes of hackneyed issues and reflexions.
@kev IMO, thread type of discussion are easier to consume. A single portion of a thread branches out to a new discussion until scammers join in.
It works at some point but not every time.
In my opinion Twitter should have a 10 000 character limit (about four A4), but never display more than 280 char. in the feed.
@kev I hate Twitter threads too. But when I encounter one, Nitter helps reading it. Twitter's web UI is terrible.
@kev I'm guessing you don't like Twitter threads because those things are a damned disaster. They're horrible and stupid.
@kev in response to your actual article though, I assume the problem is the duality of it. Not only are you writing on a platform that's much easier to generate an audience, you are also multiplying your chances of increasing your followers by simply having more than one tweet in a thread. It's honestly ridiculous though. As if twitter itself weren't terrible enough already.
@kev I understand the sentient and do agree to a certain degree, but the example of Cory Doctorow you picked is maybe not the best because he actually published all these Twitter threads of his on his blog:
@joschi I think this makes it an even better example. Why write the post, then to the effort of sprawling it over 50 tweets? Just post a single tweet with a link. I suppose only Corey knows the answer to that, but it confuses the shit outta me.
@kev Oddly enough, the example of a terrible twitter thread that you picked is actually a really good example of why a blog post is better, because it actually is a blog post . It's also a mastodon thread at mamot.fr  Cory's been blogging for 20 years now, and has no plans on surrendering his stuff to twitter 
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