"It's a toxic place run by a toxic person and everyone knows it now.”
I remain bitter that this awful person took something so many of us loved and turned it to complete shit. I spent 14 years building a community on there - friends in real life, friends from LiveJournal (my knees are fine, thanks for asking), and people I met through Twitter itself. And Apartheid Clyde has ruined it. And there's no consensus on where to go next, so my community that I worked hard to build and truly loved is dead. Is it dumb to grieve a social media site? Maybe, but it doesn't change the feeling. Fuck Elon Musk. I hope he dies sad and alone.
Twitter's BEEN a cesspool for a minute now. But him being as open as he is about his antisemitism is wild AF. I can't believe neither of his companies have tried to remove him from the board. He's doing EXTREME harm to the public perception of his companies by going full throated nazi.
I try not to judge, but to be quite frank, I am mystified a large number of Pajiba commenters actively sharing Twitter links and yes, I also do not undertsatn the need to have about weekly posts " checking" the status of Twitter. You are all helping a megalomanic racist piece of shit getting what he wants: attention.
Twitter: #SoTrue, say Musk and thousands of users to reams of outright antisemitism.
Tiktok: ♡☆Hey! Listen to what my man Bin Laden said about the Jews. Dude had a point!☆♡
Facebook: the ultimate QAnon and Soros crossover - what DO they know?! Listen, watch, tag yor neighbour and your mom, and leave your comments here! Next up: the Rothschilds - how are THEY connected?
I swear, social media has rotted everyone's God damn minds.
Edited: Okay so I (poorly) tried to explain the personal reasons I’m still there but it’s not sitting right. Mainly because no one should have to “justify” it. People are still there for reasons ranging from none of your business (Hi!) to everyone’s business because that’s why they’re there, the numbers. It’s a site with billions of users that sometimes still functions the way it was built to, so until a competitor seriously steps up that’s not going to change anytime soon.
(Apologies to the two people who liked the original post for changing it up on you. I know that’s not cool.)
Twitter is garbage, Musk is a man child with the thinnest skin.
I wonder about the employees that are still there. I’d heard back when he first started laying everybody off that it was just the Visa holders who couldn’t leave that were left but I don’t now if that’s true. If it weren’t for the employees that probably need a job, I’d wish it would just crater already and put us all out of its misery.
I think I finally gave up on Twitter over the summer. To me, it's now become so toxic, I don't even want to go through the trouble of a 2FA login to shut it down.
I never really got into Twitter which makes it a lot easier to not use it now. I've always spent entirely too much time online, just not on Twitter, so I'm definitely not above anyone who spent entirely too much time on the bird site. Knowing when to leave a party is still an important skill.
I’m trying to make Bluesky happen rather than Threads - lots of friends headed over there. If anyone wants an invite I’ve got 5 going
I absolutely do not want to go looking for this, so I'm hoping someone here can explain something in this piece to me:
"[Musk tweeted] The [Anti-Defamation League — a Jewish nonprofit dedicated to rooting out antisemitism] unjustly attacks the majority of the West, despite the majority of the West supporting the Jewish people and Israel."
...what? Is the ADL attacking someone? Is the ADL doing ANYTHING besides pointing out anti-Semitism? I mean that as an actual question, like was there a specific incident that set off Musk and his band of racist idiots, or is this just a more generalized anti-Semitic sentiment?
Twitter sucks on both ends now. Half my feed is people RTing the most vile right-wing shit you'll ever see. The other half is the dumb left wing garbage that will make you wonder if the voting age should be 35.
The Israeli-Hamas flare-up finally killed it for me. My feed became unrecognizable. I still check it a couple times a week, but that's down from it being where I'd spend a couple hours a night.
Xitter still has value in small doses. I wouldn't have seen this truly awesome Leslie Jones bit had I not popped in there.
Noped outta there about 3 weeks ago. Deleted my account, it's too tempting otherwise. Over on bluesky, but it's not the same, just in the sense that I kinda miss everyone.