It’s inspired by a toot by Mason”Tailsteak” Williams (whom I’ve mentioned before once or
twice). At first I thought I’d try to calculate the odds of winning at his proposed game, or how many times one might expect to play before winning,
but I haven’t the brainpower for that in my snot-addled brain. So instead I threw together a terrible, terrible digital implementation.
Go play it if, like me, you’ve got nothing smarter that your brain can be doing today.
You know who’s having a killer month? Automattic. Everyone who’s leaving Twitter seem to fall in at least one of these three camps:
They have gone back to the blogosphere. (using WordPress, or WordPress.com)
They have gone to Tumblr
They have gone to the fediverse (of which a fairly large percentage are WordPress installs)
In all of these cases, Automattic wins.
Some smart observations here by Alex. A fourth point worth noting is that Matt has openly suggested that former Twitter engineers might like to come join us in Automattic and help make the web a
better place. We’ve changed our careers pages a little lately but we’re still the same awesome