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What has happened Twitter!?


Twitter, for all its flaws, was my social media platform of choice. Over the years I’ve used it to get up to the minute news about local services, won freelance work, and met people who I count as firm friends; all solely through Twitter.

But late last year Elon Musk, the owner of electric car company Tesla, bought the platform and I decided to take a break. Since then he has made some often deeply concerning moves:

The list goes on

Incredibly, despite all of that there was the tiniest bit of nostalgia for Twitter that was keeping me from emotionally detaching completely, but last it rebranded itself ‘X’ and that’s me done.

You can find me over on Mastodon if that’s your jam: I’m and would love to hear from you!

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  1. Own your own content

    Posting valuable content to social media or other platforms you have no control over can be risky; just look at the mess over on Twitter…

  2. Mastodon and me

    Mastodon has enjoyed a spike in popularity lately. It took me a while to wrap my head around the basic concept, but it feels like the right way to do social networking.