Thanks to the comments on this article, I shall henceforth refer to Musk as Space Karen.
Hands off Twitter, Elon. focus on your other shit.
Can’t he just retire and go away?
Wow, he sounds so presidential… so Trump-like.
Headline - twitter is going to sell it to Musk.
fuck that shit. I’m leaving twitter (as a user) and going off to the fediverse. I plunked down on mastodon.social, but a friendica instance isn’t a bad place to land, if you’re looking to ditch bird hellsite
gotta hope they don’t give trump his account back, but suppose its inevitable now, and probably right before the elections.
i’m thinking i’m leaving twitter, too, but i am not sure where to go. i need a non-facebook-owned alternative…
As @tinoesroho alluded to, Mastodon is probably the most mature open, federated, twitter-like out there. One of the best parts about it is that nobody owns it, which means that Space Karen can’t buy it.
I’ve almost signed up a few times, but never really had a good reason since I haven’t had a Twitter account for a while and haven’t been looking for a replacement. These developments have me thinking about it again. I should probably at least create an account for communicating outages like I have the extremely underutilized @elsewherecafe.
Also, since Mastodon is Free and open source, it’s possible to run your own instance. I wonder how difficult that would be…
yeah, i keep hearing about Mastodon. a friend i have who has had an account for awhile says that it’s being crushed today with a new influx of people, so maybe that’s the way to go. i think i’ll hang on for a little while on Twitter and see what happens.
If I do try mastodon, I’ll have to land at a server (node?) with policies similar to elsewhere. Twitter with a lock on dms and lurkers is tolerable but I anticipate a showy shitshow wherever Musk is involved.
Any of the instances listed in https://joinmastodon.org/ are pretty well-moderated. Only saw ONE dick in hours of surfing the /federated (all servers) real time feed
i’ve also heard that CounterSocial is worthwhile.
This seems like wishful thinking.
Musk either is absolutely clueless on both the law and on basic moderation needed to keep a platform like Twitter running, or he’s purposefully pretending to be clueless. Either way, this doesn’t bode well.