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For the sake of persistent reference: my Twitter account, @PaulGrahamRaven, should be henceforth and in perpetuity be considered to be effectively a broadcast-only channel. I no longer post to it with the aim of starting or continuing a conversation, though I reserve the right to do so on occasion as the mood takes me. I receive notifications of replies and retweets, but you should not assume that they will secure my attention, if securing my attention is your aim. If it is, please use email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note also that all updates to @PaulGrahamRaven are pushed from and back-linked to this website, which also gathers and records replies from Twitter itself -- which is to say the site will retain a record of any and all replies to said updates, regardless of whether they are subsequently deleted by their author. So don't say it unless you want it recorded permanently, OK?
My motivations for the above approach are various, but are partly captured here. You are just as welcome to disagree with my reasons and choices as I am to ignore your opinion. Thanks for your time.