Jeff Triplett

My Twitter Manifesto

This is more of a WIP than the ink being dry.

tl;dr My lingering thoughts about Twitter aka #birdsite for those on other networks.

I haven’t decided if I’m going to participate in #DeactiDay yet. I’m leaning towards it. (I opted out.) However, the platform is still too important for many marginalized and underrepresented voices. It takes a tremendous amount of privilege to participate and to pretend that this problem is easily solved by jumping over to Mastodon. Participating is a personal choice and I respect you all regardless.

Things to consider

Short-term

Short to Medium-term

Why Telegram? I have been on the platform for a few months and have reconnected with friends who might otherwise not be on most social media websites. Their bot platform is great and I am a member of a few communities which aren’t possible on a platform like Twitter.

Long-term

The writing is on the wall that I don’t want to be on Twitter unless there is a management change.