Given Elon Musk’s concerted effort to turn Twitter into Gab, I wanted to update my current social media choices (I’ll invite other posters to do the same).
As a number of people have noticed, I locked up my Tweets the other day. That was a response to my inclusion on a list that fascists are attempting to deplatform on Twitter. I’ve heard from a number of people who don’t have an account and who only check Twitter for my Tweets. At least until the fascist campaign ends, and possibly for good, I plan to primarily post my journalistic tweets at Mastodon. And even ignoring that the Approve Follow Requests appears to be buggy at Twitter, I’ve got a long list of requests from entities that may or may not live in a troll farm in St. Petersburg.
So for those of you who might be locked out at Twitter, please check Mastodon.
The exception will be commentary about people on Twitter — commenting on things journalists or propagandists say on Twitter.
My Mastodon address is @[email protected].
I have gotten an account at Post.news, also @emptywheel. For a variety of reasons (privacy and format, among others), I’m taking a cautious approach with Post for now.
I do have accounts on other social media outlets, but for now, I’m focusing primarily on Mastodon.
As a reminder, you can get emailed notice of posts here at this link.