I've Been Checking Out the New Platforms
I spent most of yesterday going back-and-forth-between four social media platforms to test out their settings and see how each of them felt and here is my review.
Twitter has been threatening to go under now for a few weeks and so far, nothing seriously calamitous has happened. There has been a mass departure of a lot of accounts, which has impacted the follower counts for many people, but I have actually appreciated the exodus. Twitter now feels a little more chill, but it is also much less active and the access to information from credible news feeds has dwindled significantly.
Last Friday, CBS News announced that it would halt its activity on Twitter due to Elon Musk’s turbulent and potentially devastating moves following his takeover of the company. They released a statement saying: “In light of the uncertainty around Twitter and out of an abundance of caution, CBS News is pausing its activity on the social media site as it continues to monitor the platform.”
This has not affected my ability to source and post credible articles because I never used the CBS Twitter feed to find content. I still primarily use Google for that, so I don’t see the exodus of the major news outlets as much of a threat to Twitter’s overall functioning. If anything it will enable more content that is not properly vetted to be used as fact, but the Twitter users who know better are still easily able to source their posts at this point.
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