So the big news in social media circles for the last few months is Elon Musk’s battle and victory in purchasing the social media platform Twitter. There was a great question on another blog about how we as readers feel about his purchase. I replied sarcastically that I hope it sinks. See for me personally I knew virtually nothing about Twitter until three years ago. To be mocked and bullied in general are very bad things. Put that in a public platform for bullies and trolls to freely have at other people including setting up fake accounts as celebrities to mock and harass others well it’s all high school behavior. Have you seen Heathers?
So I’m all for free enterprise. I’m all for free speech until it intentionally hurts other people. If someone feels the need to attack others to make themselves feel better and others applaud that type of behavior with high fives or love emojis or endless compliments then something is very wrong with our global community. Trump used Twitter as a tool while in office. Musk has fired those Twitter employees that regulate the content on Twitter. Zuckerberg on Facebook I think has let that platform get out of control ( I’m not on there either). In theory both platforms meant well. They connected people through technology. There’s nothing wrong with that. What is wrong in my opinion is when people use these platforms to intentionally hurt other people.
So apparently there are now other platforms out there to join if one is seeking exodus from Twitter. The fandom I’m in Richard Armitage he’s now signed up with Mastodon which is a software program to self host so it is decentralized. To be honest I’m not sure what all that means. This platform apparently has been around since 2016. The thought of trying to navigate another place with more passwords to memorize and use clever avatars and usernames make my head spin round round like a record baby.
Do you think social media platforms have connected us as a global community or created more divisions?
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