Twitter, Facebook, and Social Media

You might have noticed I deleted my Facebook account. This was in response to a decades long decline in quality of the platform, capped off by failure to mitigate themselves as being one of the biggest facilitators of the dissemination of false information.

Shortly after, I also deleted my Twitter account. I had been struggling for a year with Twitter’s weird follow limit system, preventing me from following anyone new for pretty much a year without doing a lot of work. Additionally they provided no good way to deal with 5000+ followers, as scrolling to the bottom was near impossible to do without accidentally clicking something and losing your place. Twitter also had denied me for verification despite fitting their rules, but with the note that I was not notable enough. Apart from the fact I know there are verified Twitter users with fewer than the 3,200+ followers I had, why does one need to be notable in order to get a checkmark. I argue the only thing keeping me -from- being notable was the damn follow limit impeding my ability to grow my network as well as the checkmark which at least under their system provides some additional tools and increased limits which would have fixed my problem. Overall, they spent a year pissing me off and then rubbed it in my face. I left a platform I’d spent 3 years building, with some of my favorite authors and artists responding to me. I may regret this, but I am just done with Twitter as a company. I’d been trying to contact support and just being ignored this whole time.

In any case, as you might also know, I’m in the process of writing my own social network and blockchain. It’s going to be a bit before it is even developed, let alone has the critical mass that Twitter has.

Catch you around!
Feel free to write.

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