Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Challenge: Social Media

(This post is part of the Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge. You can find links to other writers' answers over at Long and Short Reviews.)

Prompt: Favorite social media platform and why

I mean, I pretty much have the blog o' doom here, and a presence on Twitter. So that would have to be Twitter. 

(I used to be on Facebook too, but I dropped it a few years back. I still technically have accounts there, but I haven't been on the site in at least a year.)

The problem with that answer, of course, is that Twitter just got bought out by a guy who has no idea whatsoever what he's doing, and who appears to be in the process of burning the whole thing down. (Like, seriously. He's fired a ridiculous percentage of the staff -- I'm afraid to put in a number because it might actually change before this goes live. He's turned off a bunch of microservices that do things in the background... including the one that lets you log in using two-factor authentication. He keeps making claims about Twitter that Twitter itself refutes. He really, desperately wants everybody to think that he's smart and cool and he's just... not.) 

I'm on a couple of Discord channels, but that isn't really the same thing; and I've recently created a Tumblr in case Twitter actually does implode, but I don't have a good handle on how it works yet. So it's basically still Twitter, for however long it lasts.

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  1. Yeah, Twitter is a mess right now. I really hope the new owner stops mucking about and ruining things.

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  2. I'm sorry but Twitter was kind of a mess before he took over, he's just mixing it up more whether good or bad. Twitter use to be my go to and I am a little ashamed to say I was overly obsessed with it; but Twitter has a very dark side and has for years. It is basically the bully platform. I have never seen people be so mean and hateful towards each other and in posts than I have over the years on Twitter.

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    1. Yeah, Twitter is simultaneously a great place for organizing, community-building, and things like that... and also a fetid hellsite of bullying and hate speech. It's worked for me, but that's partly because I'm not at all shy about blocking people.

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  3. Usually if someone is fired from a job, or raked over the coals for something they said, it was on twitter. Why I never messed with it.

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  4. Hi! I have never had much luck on Twitter! I think it is because I auto post to pinterest, instagram and facebook in batches and I kind of forget twitter (which I am glad of right now because WOW) I use the auto to post and then spend my time replying to messages or engaging everyday with my audience I am sorry that's your main one, it is very uncertain now.

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    1. Twitter is definitely its own weird environment.

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