Once again, I find myself saying goodbye to a friend. It feels like I should be a few decades away from this, but here we are. Matt McMillin and I had an interesting friendship. We lived in the same city for years, but we never met in person. I knew Matt through Twitter, where he was one of the most funny and friendly people I ever interacted with.
Matt was completely unafraid of being himself. His sincerity helped inspire me to move from tweeting as a public persona to tweeting as Ben Cotton. The most lasting memory may be how he was the pinnacle of risky clicks (you were compelled to click because sometimes the link wasn’t a penis). That’s not to say that Matt was a crude or vulgar person, but he had his own sense of humor.
Twitter is a lesser place without him.