Should We Be Building a New Twitter?

#WeAreTwitter is a proposal to buy out the social network and run it as a platform cooperative. It’s an idea that’s gaining steam in progressive technology circles; while I’m very much in favor of cooperatives as a governing structure, I don’t think this particular deal is plausible or desirable.

Let’s consider three facets to this deal in particular: acquisition, running the business, and its social impact. And then let’s talk about doing something more impactful.

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