There is no social media alternative
added on 2022/11/08 @ 11:50:43 | 245 views| category: general-tech

I really do not want to turn this publication into an Elon Musk anti-fansite, but as another awful person* once said, “You go to war with the army you have, not the army you might want or wish to have at a later time.”

The message is clear: Sometimes you don’t get to choose when or how to fight. If the world’s richest man is going to do a series of incredibly stupid things with his new toy, we have to deal with the fallout, like it or not.

So, you want to pack your bags and leave Twitter? Be my guest. I will meet you in the airport boarding area, where the destinations are all … obscure.

Seriously, Twitter has managed over the years to become an indispensable part of the global information ecosystem even as it failed to become a profitable business. Every major worldwide news outlet has a presence on Twitter and uses it to drive traffic to their sites. Government agencies large and small use Twitter to make announcements. Ordinary people—citizen journalists, if you will—can share news and suddenly find themselves in an international spotlight. People entertain themselves by talking with other people who share their interests.

tags: #twitter #elonmusk #mastodon