Well, Twitter's a dumpster fire 🔥 Where to Next?
Where do you go when a man-child billionaire ruins your favorite online space?
I doubt that I need to elaborate much on the whole Twitter thing. Musk is nuts, and a lot of us are wanting to leave the platform for other spaces. Especially after today, when the Twitter Blue subscription gets you your very own Verified Checkmark. 🤮
So where do we go from here?
The most common platform I hear people moving to is Mastodon, a decentralized platform that’s juuuuuuuuuuuuuust similar enough to Twitter that a lot of people may feel comfortable there with a close circle of folks.
I made an account there, on the TTRPG-based server dice.camp, and my username is @email@example.com if you wanna follow and be friends. It doesn’t matter what server you’re on to be friends and share hashtags. Just the “local” server feeds are separated.
The other I’m seeing a lot is cohost.org, and it sounds like a mix of LiveJournal, Twitter, and a little Substack thrown in for good measure. It’s ad-free and has no algorithmic “enhancements” to the experience.
We’ve been able to get an active one for Geek to Geek Media (at https://cohost.org/geektogeekmedia), my @bjk username hasn’t been activated to post yet. So we’ll see how it goes. But I think you can still follow me there. I think. Maybe. Probably. Try and see. Let me know.
And there’s always Facebook Groups and Reddit…which are…well, they’re Facebook Groups and Reddit. I don’t know if I can do that to myself.
Where are you going, if anywhere?
With all that said, I want to be on a platform with people I know and care about. That’s why I pick any place to be, online and IRL.
If you’re branching out, where are you headed? Let’s hang out!
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