I’m quiet-quitting Twitter / X for the foreseeable future. There are a few posts related to my blogs I want to get out in the wild first. I won’t delete my account as I have in the past. I intend to use Twitter in the future. However, I would like to make sure the platform is not in the mess it currently is before coming back.

Getting rid of Twitter means I have one less infinity pool to steal my attention. My time is precious. I’m not going to waste my time on a fictional fairyland with make-belief users. There are a handful of users I want to see and interact with. The rest can go away.

Twitter is the NPC world of social media. Multiple avatars talking to each other. Seriously, take the time to read the comments. It’s like an episode of Geordie Shore. Nothing is coherent or makes any sense.

Elon’s acquisition has shown me that you can be a billionaire, have the gear and still, have no idea. I genuinely feel like Twitter does not have a future at all. The damage has been done. The competition is surrounding it. One of the competitors will go in for the kill and end Twitter once and for all.

Each day, I am (not so) blessed with s*x bots liking my tweets and following me. In the past two days, I have managed to block forty-five accounts, which clearly show signs of being a bot. The platform is in a right mess.

Even with a simple tech-related search, I find my feed scattered with OnlyFans posts. I don’t want to see this. I’ve made changes and blocked words, but the posts keep appearing. There’s also the questionable, violent video content that continues to plague the site. It all needs to go away. Where are Twitter’s moderators?

I plan to step back from Twitter at the end of February. It’s a shame, really. I had a goal of posting one tweet per day. Not any more.

I’m happy on Mastodon through the AllThingsTech.social instance. Things are great on there.

As always, thank you for taking the time to read my post.

Mark @ CodeMacLife

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