Continuing speculations on building an informal economy of sorts using standard Twitter functions only.
See the below for the initial draft, though Ive evolved the idea since then
(*) Actually, twitter may retain the Reply, I dunno.
1) You can't add to the initial tweet, and
2) You can't add to the final tweet w/o some break in a punctuation protocol.
There's a certain amount of effort in creating such, which in this example is shown via punctuation, alt text for the image, proper sourcing, & written w/o space for any entered links to other tweets.
One can then be assured that proper QTs & not Manual Quote Tweets have been used. This gets more important elsewhere.
By belt-and-suspendering everything now, I can excise what isn't needed later.
I want to do this now so I can include the Reply URL in the upcoming metadata Quote Tweet which will instantiate the Tweetbond.
Now I need to gather the URLs of this RQT & the other 2 URLs so that all may be confirmed in the upcoming metadata Quote Tweet.
Using the status number (currently 19 chars) may reduce the required space somewhat, at the cost of extra work.
The ID is formed by the status of the topmost tweet (which is the one shown under the metadata Quote Tweet)
Ok, this all seems like a lot of work. Of what use is it?
Good question. Let's figure that out.
All the cross-checks are used to show (hopefully prove) that a part of this won't be extended to praise Hitler or such.
You'll then make an RQT from the bottom-most tweet to your tweet
I'll ask my friend Zherkov to invest to show how this works. Are you there?
We have decreased #polarization ever so slightly.
If his quote tweet is ever deleted, then when I scan my mQTs for this bond, I'll see that there's no quoted tweet.
The extra characters serve to take up all remaining space in my Quote Tweet. Think of it like security printing on a check.
By filling up the space, I show that this is a true Quote Tweet & not a manual QT w/fake link.
One cannot QT a deleted tweet
Anybody who navigates to the bottom of the nested quote tweet will see that Zherkov is a bondholder of this tweetbond.
This increases visibility for Zherkov & shows he's a true gentleman. Or something.
Finding people who are not like you in all ways but like you in some ways should help with #depolarization.