I hate trying to follow a conversation that I find on Twitter.
@someone, LOL, but what are you going to do with a typewriter after you finish with the whale?
Then I click, and the other person has posted a million things since then, and I can’t find whatever this message was in response to.
ALTER TABLE statuses ADD COLUMN response_to_id INT UNSIGNED DEFAULT NULL;
I know it’s not that simple in reality, but this would make Twitter a lot more accessible to people who don’t want to live and breathe the service 24/7 but occasionally read content from it.
Edit: Apparently this is sometimes possible with a tiny “in reply to” link below the messages. My mistake. (I bet a lot of people miss that.)