twitter is a global brain

June 14, 20191 min read

I think of Twitter as a giant brain, where each tweet is a node, and can be connected to dozens of other tweet-nodes, which continue branching off. As @jack once said, “It’s so close to thinking. That to me is the most beautiful thing about Twitter”.

For awhile I wanted Twitter to add a visual view. In the meantime, I tried the Treeverse chrome extension (h/t@Malcolm_Ocean) and creating my own tweet mind-map.

But it’s very hard to model a brain-like system in 2D on a laptop screen, and especially on a mobile screen.

I’m excited for how we will interact with a platform like Twitter in 3D, with the advent of VR and AR.