Is it time to close our Twitter accounts?

A single of the phenomena affiliated with the 17 yrs since I begun running a blog has been the move of artists into social media. 

1st by way of blogs, then Twitter and latterly through Fb, Instagram and TikTok.

Having said that the only factor that is specified in lifetime is that matters Modify over time.

A ton of artists gave up running a blog. Too much writing, much too much exertion seemed to be the purpose. I had several weblogs at just one time dedicated to unique artwork-related subjects. Even so I enjoy crafting about artwork and want to maintain the very long kind and now keep and publish on a regular basis to two blogs.

Once upon a time I often tweeted my website write-up immediately after publication – and now I write-up it on Facebook instead – in which the comments now reside just after I had to shut down reviews on the blog site owing to the ineffective control of spam by Blogger. 

(By the way I have imagined of building a Facebook Group for correct commenting on a variety of matters in purchase to build a considerably much better environment. At the second I am even now getting to block persons on remark on my Pages)

I’ve developed to like Fb – in spite of the a lot of awful irritations as it keeps changing! 

I specifically like the pics and albums facet which lets me to share a lot more photos from exhibitions I go to. It also features a extremely speedy and effective resolution to spam and nasty opinions and I’ve blocked a lot more than a few accounts from seeing and commenting on my Web pages.

Artists took to Instagram – and Fb favored it far too. Me not so considerably – considering that I are unable to go away inbound links to in which my phrases and pictures are. Having said that I do see the reward of Instagram even though I even now believe it can be a lopsided cut price. Nevertheless a good deal of artists can sell by using Instagram and do.

Tiktok has in no way appealed to me – I assume it really is a generational factor. I am guaranteed if I were 50 yrs young I might consider it was excellent!

Twitter – challenge and modify

The improvements which have happened in the past few months since Elon Musk acquired Twitter propose that it can be time to consider closing down Twitter accounts or maybe deactivating them.

My rationale for thinking like this is:
  • the menace that back links from Twitter accounts and tweets to other social media web pages will NOT be permitted by Elon Musk’s new Policy 

While men and women about the world were looking at a thrilling FIFA Entire world Cup ultimate, Twitter resolved to fall a bombshell and banned backlinks marketing other social networks. The list at this time contains Fb, Instagram, Mastodon, Real truth Social, Tribel, Nostr, and Post. As well as, website link-in-bio resources like Linktree and Lnk.Bio are also banned — these companies are typically made use of by both equally creators and enterprises. Basically, you can’t put up back links to your other social profiles or even form out your manage in a tweet.

The Elon Musk-owned company “no lengthier enables absolutely free marketing of selected social media platforms” on Twitter. The organization mentioned that it is eliminating all accounts “created exclusively for the purpose of marketing other social networks.” It also plans to take away back links to content material from higher than talked about social platforms. 

Twitter bans publishing of handles and hyperlinks to Facebook, Instagram, Mastodon and extra (Updated) | Tech Crunch 

 

I would be not able to use linktr.ee to provides One particular url
to other sites I can be observed on social media



Twitter deletes controversial new policy banning links to other social platforms | By Brian Fung, CNN Posted 12:08 AM EST, Mon December 19, 2022

  • However – who can rely on a system with your written content when it is in the hands of someone who will not have a clue what he is undertaking? (We have already seen what transpires when that takes place at a governmental stage!!)
  • So Elon Musk made the decision to have a poll. Looks like it really is long gone the way the banning of journalists poll went – possibly not very what he expected.
Screendump of the Closing Consequence.
Was it what Musk predicted – or is this “get out of jail” card/excuse?

Elon Musk’s Twitter poll states he really should stage down as main govt – business stay | The Guardian (Technologies)

No for a longer time the world’s richest person due to the Twitter debacle which has had a very adverse effect on the share worth of Tesla etcetera, it would appear that Musk may well worth his individual prosperity more than his so-known as determination to “no cost speech” – on his phrases.

Mastodon.art – Is this an different for artists?

Very seriously, Twitter can no longer be relied on until it is exercising suitable social accountability procedures and protections and has “right folks” in charge of its operations.

I have been noting how a whole lot of outstanding Tweeters have been very active acquiring out about Mastodon and setting up their accounts. 

In terms of artists, the first to get established up on Mastodon that I spotted was James Gurney who writes the ever well known artwork blog site Gurney Journey (2007 to day) – who I have constantly regarded extremely considerate and reasonable and a bit of a trend setter.

Nevertheless it’s a completely distinct type of established-up and as a result I will be investigating – for people not experience happy about remaining on Twitter – and searching for a sane position for like-minded souls:

  • how Mastodon will work
  • other achievable alternatives 
If you’ve got uncovered other simple sites to move to as an option to Twitter I would like to hear about them.  You can speak to me in the regular way
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