Tweaking Tweets

Twitter has added a useful new capability: you can now embed a tweet in your tweet without having to delete characters to allow for it.

That’s it. One retweet with your comment. It’s a welcome change and solves a problem, but it’s worth pointing out that it’s a problem that Twitter created.

In a rational universe we’d have implemented links differently, as Ted Nelson wanted, and we wouldn’t be celebrating the chipping of tiny windows in walled gardens.