Is it time to close our Twitter accounts?

Is it time to close our Twitter accounts?

Just one of the phenomena connected with the 17 several years given that I begun blogging has been the shift of artists into social media. 

To start with by weblogs, then Twitter and latterly by means of Fb, Instagram and TikTok.

Nevertheless the only matter that is certain in everyday living is that things Transform about time.

A large amount of artists gave up running a blog. Far too considerably composing, far too significantly exertion seemed to be the purpose. I had multiple blogs at a single time focused to distinct art-similar subject areas. However I get pleasure from composing about art and want to retain the prolonged type and now retain and publish consistently to two weblogs.

Once upon a time I normally tweeted my blog site article right after publication – and now I put up it on Facebook as an alternative – the place the remarks now reside immediately after I experienced to near down responses on the site due to the ineffective manage of spam by Blogger. 

(By the way I have thought of developing a Facebook Team for good commenting on several topics in order to generate a a great deal far better natural environment. At the moment I am still getting to block folks on comment on my Web pages)

I’ve developed to like Facebook – in spite of the many awful irritations as it keeps altering! 

I specially like the images and albums facet which lets me to share much more photos from exhibitions I check out. It also delivers a extremely speedy and helpful resolution to spam and terrible responses and I’ve blocked far more than a couple accounts from viewing and commenting on my Webpages.

Artists took to Instagram – and Fb liked it far too. Me not so substantially – given that I can’t leave back links to the place my words and phrases and pics are. On the other hand I do see the gain of Instagram although I continue to believe it really is a lopsided cut price. Nevertheless a great deal of artists can market by means of Instagram and do.

Tiktok has hardly ever appealed to me – I feel it’s a generational issue. I am confident if I had been 50 many years more youthful I’d think it was fantastic!

Twitter – problem and change

The improvements which have occurred in the final couple months because Elon Musk bought Twitter recommend that it is really time to take into account closing down Twitter accounts or perhaps deactivating them.

My motive for imagining like this is:
  • the menace that hyperlinks from Twitter accounts and tweets to other social media internet sites will NOT be authorized by Elon Musk’s new Policy 

When people close to the world had been seeing a thrilling FIFA Planet Cup remaining, Twitter made a decision to drop a bombshell and banned back links marketing other social networks. The record presently includes Facebook, Instagram, Mastodon, Truth Social, Tribel, Nostr, and Article. Additionally, connection-in-bio tools like Linktree and Lnk.Bio are also banned — these products and services are generally made use of by equally creators and firms. Essentially, you can’t publish one-way links to your other social profiles or even form out your deal with in a tweet.

The Elon Musk-owned organization “no more time permits free of charge advertising of selected social media platforms” on Twitter. The company said that it is eradicating all accounts “created entirely for the goal of promoting other social networks.” It also designs to take out inbound links to information from previously mentioned described social platforms. 

Twitter bans putting up of handles and inbound links to Fb, Instagram, Mastodon and extra (Up-to-date) | Tech Crunch 


I would be not able to use to gives One website link
to other sites I can be observed on social media

Twitter deletes controversial new coverage banning one-way links to other social platforms | By Brian Fung, CNN Revealed 12:08 AM EST, Mon December 19, 2022

  • Nevertheless – who can rely on a system with your articles when it is in the arms of any individual who does not have a clue what he’s accomplishing? (We have by now observed what transpires when that happens at a governmental level!!)
  • So Elon Musk made a decision to have a poll. Seems to be like it really is gone the way the banning of journalists poll went – maybe not quite what he envisioned.
Screendump of the Last End result.
Was it what Musk expected – or is this “get out of jail” card/justification?

Elon Musk’s Twitter poll states he should move down as main executive – small business dwell | The Guardian (Technology)

No more time the world’s richest gentleman owing to the Twitter debacle which has experienced a pretty adverse impression on the share benefit of Tesla and so forth, it would look that Musk could worth his personalized wealth in excess of his so-known as dedication to “no cost speech” – on his phrases.

Mastodon.artwork – Is this an choice for artists?

Significantly, Twitter can no more time be relied on until eventually it is working out proper social accountability tactics and protections and has “right people” in charge of its operations.

I have been noting how a lot of outstanding Tweeters have been pretty hectic discovering out about Mastodon and setting up their accounts. 

In conditions of artists, the initial to get established up on Mastodon that I spotted was James Gurney who writes the at any time well-liked artwork weblog Gurney Journey (2007 to day) – who I’ve usually regarded really thoughtful and wise and a little bit of a pattern setter.

However it really is a entirely unique kind of set-up and therefore I’ll be investigating – for these not experience content about remaining on Twitter – and on the lookout for a sane spot for like-minded souls:

  • how Mastodon performs
  • other achievable alternatives 
If you’ve found other uncomplicated places to shift to as an option to Twitter I’d love to listen to about them.  You can make contact with me in the regular way