Is it time to close our Twitter accounts?

Just one of the phenomena affiliated with the 17 many years considering that I started running a blog has been the go of artists into social media. 

First by weblogs, then Twitter and latterly by way of Fb, Instagram and TikTok.

However the only matter that is selected in lifetime is that issues Adjust about time.

A ton of artists gave up blogging. As well considerably producing, also much effort and hard work seemed to be the purpose. I experienced many blogs at one particular time committed to diverse art-associated matters. Nonetheless I take pleasure in producing about art and want to retain the extensive type and now retain and submit often to two blogs.

At the time upon a time I usually tweeted my web site publish immediately after publication – and now I post it on Facebook in its place – exactly where the opinions now reside soon after I experienced to near down responses on the blog site thanks to the ineffective handle of spam by Blogger. 

(Incidentally I have imagined of creating a Facebook Group for good commenting on different matters in get to generate a substantially greater surroundings. At the second I am however obtaining to block persons on comment on my Web pages)

I’ve developed to like Fb – regardless of the quite a few awful irritations as it keeps altering! 

I particularly like the pics and albums part which lets me to share more pictures from exhibitions I pay a visit to. It also presents a pretty fast and helpful resolution to spam and nasty opinions and I have blocked extra than a couple accounts from observing and commenting on my Webpages.

Artists took to Instagram – and Fb appreciated it as well. Me not so much – because I are unable to leave backlinks to the place my words and phrases and pictures are. Even so I do see the gain of Instagram while I nevertheless think it truly is a lopsided bargain. On the other hand a large amount of artists can market by way of Instagram and do.

Tiktok has hardly ever appealed to me – I believe it truly is a generational detail. I’m confident if I were 50 yrs more youthful I’d imagine it was excellent!

Twitter – problem and change

The variations which have transpired in the final number of weeks considering that Elon Musk purchased Twitter suggest that it truly is time to consider closing down Twitter accounts or possibly deactivating them.

My cause for thinking like this is:
  • the threat that hyperlinks from Twitter accounts and tweets to other social media websites will NOT be permitted by Elon Musk’s new Policy 

When folks close to the world had been observing a thrilling FIFA Environment Cup last, Twitter determined to fall a bombshell and banned back links promoting other social networks. The record at this time consists of Fb, Instagram, Mastodon, Fact Social, Tribel, Nostr, and Put up. Additionally, link-in-bio instruments like Linktree and Lnk.Bio are also banned — these products and services are frequently made use of by the two creators and companies. Basically, you just cannot put up one-way links to your other social profiles or even form out your handle in a tweet.

The Elon Musk-owned business “no for a longer period allows free of charge advertising of selected social media platforms” on Twitter. The enterprise claimed that it is taking away all accounts “created exclusively for the function of advertising other social networks.” It also programs to eliminate one-way links to written content from above pointed out social platforms. 

Twitter bans posting of handles and inbound links to Facebook, Instagram, Mastodon and much more (Current) | Tech Crunch 


I would be unable to use to delivers 1 url
to other destinations I can be uncovered on social media

Twitter deletes controversial new coverage banning hyperlinks to other social platforms | By Brian Fung, CNN Posted 12:08 AM EST, Mon December 19, 2022

  • Even so – who can believe in a platform with your material when it is in the fingers of somebody who would not have a clue what he’s performing? (We have previously observed what comes about when that happens at a governmental stage!!)
  • So Elon Musk made a decision to have a poll. Seems to be like it really is long gone the way the banning of journalists poll went – maybe not really what he envisioned.
Screendump of the Remaining End result.
Was it what Musk expected – or is this “get out of jail” card/justification?

Elon Musk’s Twitter poll states he must action down as main govt – business are living | The Guardian (Know-how)

No lengthier the world’s richest gentleman due to the Twitter debacle which has had a extremely adverse impression on the share price of Tesla and so forth, it would look that Musk could value his particular prosperity in excess of his so-called dedication to “totally free speech” – on his conditions. – Is this an alternative for artists?

Significantly, Twitter can no extended be relied upon until eventually it is doing exercises proper social accountability techniques and protections and has “right persons” in cost of its functions.

I’ve been noting how a whole lot of well known Tweeters have been really occupied locating out about Mastodon and environment up their accounts. 

In conditions of artists, the to start with to get established up on Mastodon that I spotted was James Gurney who writes the at any time preferred art site Gurney Journey (2007 to date) – who I have always regarded very considerate and practical and a bit of a craze setter.

Even so it is a totally distinct sort of established-up and as a result I am going to be investigating – for people not experience happy about remaining on Twitter – and wanting for a sane position for like-minded souls:

  • how Mastodon works
  • other attainable alternatives 
If you’ve got located other straightforward areas to go to as an alternative to Twitter I might like to listen to about them.  You can contact me in the typical way

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