I’ll be honest. “It is impossible to see who’s popular and attracting a lot of people,” is the complaint of someone who was never going to be happy here, and whose priorities were never going to align with the design decisions and social philosophy of Micro.blog. That’s fine, of course, but to present the criticism as if it’s an obvious no-brainer that popularity indicators are an inherent good instead of just one values decision among many potential choices says something profound about the trap social media led us all into. Not all social media—and maybe no social media—should be about who is popular or getting popular or from which popular people can I grab attention.

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