On Saturday we learned that X, the social network formerly known as Twitter, has removed images and links from before 2013. It’s like the burning of the Library of Alexandria, the sudden loss of a rich cultural heritage, except for dumb jokes.
The destruction of the archive, plus the promised ending of the block feature, the paywalling of TweetDeck, the mass unbanning of racists, the explosion of bots, the degradation of the verified feature, suspicious rate-limiting, and like 35 other factors make it unlikely Twitter will remain a lively place for hockey discourse for much longer.
That’s a shame, as Hockey Twitter has been a blast. Let’s remember some of the best hockey tweets of all time.