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Goodbye Twitter


I quit twitter today. For a few reasons:

  1. I rarely used it. I used it a bit when I first found out about it during 2007 and 2008 but not enough to actually make a dent. I had a few “friends” but nobody misses me.

  2. Elon.

  3. see number 2

Seems things are a litte screwy over at Twitter and seeing as how I wasn’t using it much anyway this seems like a good time to pack it in and I am for sure not paying8 bucks for a checkmark

I also find all this social media a timesink that as a busy dad with all the repsonsibilities of everyday life I find it absolutley mind boggling that anybody has any time to tweet let alone tie their shoes. But maybe I am just really bad at time management.

I don’t have my tinfoil hat at the ready just yet but I am becoming more and more uncomfortable of signing up to a “platform” only for the platform to change (ie: blue check marks) or worse disappear or made obsolete. Remember myspace? Things change.

I have signed up to use a Mastadon as I like the idea of this better. I don’t fully grasp the federated bit, but perhaps that will come. I just signed up a few days ago and haven’t had much time to investigate. I’m not all that social anyway but it looks a lot… nicer? I dunno.

A few years back I quit facebook and I don’t miss it a bit so I doubt I will miss twitter at all as well.

For mastadon? It’s too soon to tell.

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