Exit X

I’ve been on Twitter for fourteen years now. Or I was, until last Halloween. My first experience of the site, the one that hooked me, was watching the Portraitgate story unfold in real time as a group of people on Twitter unpacked the story as RTE tried to memoryhole it.
The last straw was the Musk takeover.
Well, almost the last straw.
I moved to Mastodon, and I’ve pretty much stayed there since. More than once I’ve set my Twitter account for deletion, but I always changed my mind before the 30 day closing period ended. Outside of promotions for the Freelance Forum though, I’ve been absent from the birdsite.
Every few weeks, I see another report of how the site has worsened. And I think about deleting the accounts again , because why stay? And the answer was always, to promote the Forum, because nowhere else has that reach.
But Twitter doesn’t have that reach either. I might have more nominal followers there than anywhere else, but few or none are active. So all I’m doing is adding one more user statistic to a site that’s little more than mainstreaming Nazi talking points.
So no more of that.
Over and out.

Categorised as 200 Words

By Gerard Cunningham

Gerard Cunningham occupies his time working as a journalist, writer, sub-editor, blogger and podcaster, yet still finds himself underemployed.