Twitter is officially one year away from being a legal adult. I have been on the bird app (or, in the pre-iPhone days, the bird website) for over half of its existence, so you’d think I would have a strong opinion about Twitter being around for 17 years. At this point, I’m just glad that Twitter is still managing to function. Elon Musk’s purchase of the company appears to be the beginning of the end. The website is not getting any better, and Musk’s plans to drive new users to the site seem to be failing. Instead, longtime users are abandoning the social media that gave them their news for years in search of more productive endeavors.
Even if Twitter dies soon, there will always be tweets that last forever. Iconic tweets like, «you telling me a shrimp fried this rice,» will live on like old Vines did before it. No incompetent leader will ever take our favorite posts away from us.