This is the last thing that I wanted to say, or do…
For me, there’s no place like Twitter. There’s the engagement and the ability to follow trends. The platform also offers the simplest way to interact with others. It’s not as showy as Instagram, or a place for the folks like Facebook. While my wife will love me saying this, but I think I’ve had enough of the bird. The reasoning is simple. I don’t like where the company is headed under its new owner, Elon Musk. From how he’s treated Twitter’s staff, to an out-in-the-open bias for views and social media accounts that I find abhorrent (from antisemitism to transphobia, fascism and xenophobia), my head tells me to get the heck off of Twitter. I want to be on social media for discussion and debate, but also for civility and a purpose that goes beyond hating another group of people. The last straw for me was targeting/banning public servants and journalists who don’t share the Twitter CEO’s worldview (I only wish I could give my Model Y car back).
My family will be happy to read this (less social media scrolling), but I’ll be sticking to LinkedIn for now and exploring new online places that don’t require me to put on a headset and lose my legs. I’ll be leaving my Twitter account dormant, in the naïve hope that Twitter takes a different, more inclusive direction. Otherwise, I’ll be staying off the site. I don’t want to see that level of toxicity, and I feel that we’ve given Elon Musk enough of our attention and time (I certainly don’t want him to make money off of my presence and activity on Twitter, given what he’s doing to the platform). Right, enough of this post and here’s to less social media and more real world stuff. I’m off to do some gardening with the wife!
Exactly my approach. Extremely sad 😔 but one has to do what’s right!
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