Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Glenn Campbell's Tweet Essays on @DemographicDoom — A Master List (actively updated)

Below is a master index of all my known Tweet Essays on @DemographicDoom and @BadDalaiLama, starting in December 2021 and going back as far as I can. Each link below leads to the top-node tweet of the series. 

➪If coming here from Twitter... 
Notes: A ✓ means this index has been added to the thread, along with a link to a Twitter index (and confirming added to DoomLite). The date 2012-01-20 specifies the date the thread was started (may still be active). The hashtag (e.g. #de_ponzi) allows you to find the starting tweet without its address. πŸ›‘ means the thread is now ended (but still useful). Most Tweet Essays are never "finished", only abandoned. I may resume a thread if you comment on it and give me something new to respond to. See the bottom of this post for more notes. ↓

πŸ† Most Important πŸ†

πŸ“Reproduced in Blog

πŸ’° Economics

πŸ“ˆπŸ“‰ Demographics

πŸš€☢️πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Post-Nuclear Family

πŸ€” Applied Philosophy/Psychology

πŸ—³️ Politics & Society

🎭 Arts/Popular Culture

πŸ›« Travel/Advice

πŸ“·πŸ“Ή Photo/Video Series

πŸ“œ Personal History

πŸ‘Ά Family/Babies

πŸ¦• Prehistoric Tweet Series

Tweet series prior to 2020, where tweets aren't linked together.

Recurring Features

Below are linked by keywords and are not in the same thread.

Other Topic Searches

⚖️πŸ—£️πŸŽ™ Responding to RSP

Some essays below may be duplicated above with different #de_ codes.
The above list is the most comprehensive available. #dd_TweetEssay covers many but not all of them. #dL_essays is no longer maintained.

Notes On My Tweet Essays

  1. Sometimes I know when I'm going to start an essay. Other times, they just evolve organically and I go with it. If I know I'm creating an essay, I start off with the ⦕ Proper Header ⦖. If it evolved organically, I add the header later by quote-tweeting the top of the thread.

  2. All Tweet Essays are tagged with #dd_TweetEssay on the top node only (only once for each essay). The top node also contains a unique hashtag starting with #de_ (for "doom essay"). All Tweet Albums, consisting mainly of photos and videos, are tagged with #gpc_TweetAlbum but are still labeled with #de_

  3. If #dd_TweetEssay/#gpc_TweetAlbum and the #de_ tag don't appear in the tweeted link above, they appear in a quote-tweet for that tweet.

  4. Every entry in the list above includes a hashtag so that you can find the header node even if you have only a printed or screenshot version of this index. (I regularly back up this index on Twitter at #dd_BlogBackup)

  5. The only firm rule of Tweet Essays is that I can't "break the chain". Once a tweet is added and another is added after it, I can't delete the first tweet. I have to live with it forever. (However, if a tweet is the last post on the thread, I can delete and repost it as many times as I want, and I might go back to rewrite the tweet before that.) The fact the each tweet in the chain is permanent and unchangeable has a profound effect on how I write.

  6. I may add more posts to a Tweet Essay whenever I am inspired to do so—even years later—so no essay is ever "finished".

  7. A Tweet Essay is usually hierarchical, starting with the most important information first and drilling down to the details.

  8. My first use of the #dd_TweetEssay hashtag was 4 July 2020, but I didn't start using it comprehensively until 2021. Old tweet threads will be repackaged as Tweet Essays and retweeted to @DoomLite as I rediscover them.

  9. If any link above is broken, please let me know. (As a fail-safe alternative, search for the given hashtag instead.)

  10. If you would like me to resume a particular thread, feel free to comment on any tweet in it. If you make a good point or ask a good question, it may prompt me to return to the subject.

  11. I would want to turn each of these Tweet Essays into a blog entry, like I did for The Post-Nuclear Family Explained and six others at the top of this list. Unfortunately, the transcription process is just too time-consuming. If you want to turn any of these Tweet Essays into a more readable format on your own blog or website, you have my blessings. You don't need my permission, so long as you follow these rules:
    • Reproduce the tweets as accurately as you can, including emoji, links and images. (See my six existing examples above for ideas.)
    • Give me appropriate credit and include in your post a link to the top node of original Tweet Essay.
    • On Twitter, add a comment on my top node with a link to your blog entry.

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