I think my core thesis (Visa's Bricks Idea) is that the graph paper format of presenting information is undervalued, underrated, underappreciated
if you could mouseover each box and have it display information, this is basically the densest way to display the most amount of info in a 2d space

I want something that's in between twitter threads, tweetgraph (@ollybot_redux's webapp, on the right) and a roam graph view
there are a few ways to scratch this itch

- google sheets allows more info to be stuffed into each cell
- roam makes graph view suck less
- ollybot makes tweetgraph interface into a standalone notes app
once you keep an eye out for this you start to see the wisdom in it
I wish my paper notebook squares had magical hypertext metadata
doesn't actually have to contain the universe, I just actually need about a tweet's length worth of characters in it, and hyperlinks
if you have too much information per card that becomes a little useless, too. this is about the right amount of info for a card... which is basically a 280char tweet. allow linking to tweets and to Roam pages and 🔥🔥🔥

no fancy embedding etc necessary, just plaintext links
consider the sheer amount of information presented on /r/place – 4000x4000 pixels, each with a history
the full evolution of /r/place, an important piece of internet (and really, human) history
The Million Dollar Homepage: In 2005 Alex Tew sold pixels on a website with a 1000x1000 pixel grid for $1/pixel, which made him $1M.

While garish, I love the user experience of mousing over the pixels

(about 40% of the links now suffer from link rot)
I have 130,000+ tweets and I would like them all displayed in a 400 x 400 graph, where I can read each tweet by doing a mouseover, and have a link to the tweet in it. That shouldn't be too hard to do, right?
I am similarly working on a project (@1000wordvomits) to write 1,000,000 words in 1,000 essays of 1,000 words each and as of right now I'm still stuck with these interfaces that require So Much Scrolling!! I don't want to scroll, I want to explore
why can't my blog or twitter look like this instead? maybe not as THE primary interface, but as a secondary view?
yes please! you could call it Mosaic for Rome. Or Roman Mosaic. cc @conaw pls

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knowing precisely what you respect and why you respect it is a source of tremendous independence that can’t be bought
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