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Tue Nov 22, 2022, 05:19 PM

Please boycott twitter

Don't go there.
Don't link there.
Delete your account.

It really isn't a lot to ask.

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Reply Please boycott twitter (Original post)
Voltaire2 Nov 22 OP
BlueTsunami2018 Nov 22 #1
WA-03 Democrat Nov 22 #2
Meowmee Nov 22 #20
Voltaire2 Nov 22 #3
regnaD kciN Nov 22 #4
mopinko Nov 22 #5
Mz Pip Nov 22 #7
mopinko Nov 22 #8
hunter Nov 22 #28
mopinko Nov 22 #30
mopinko Nov 22 #9
ananda Nov 22 #6
Silent3 Nov 22 #10
womanofthehills Nov 22 #11
Mz Pip Nov 22 #12
Elessar Zappa Nov 22 #13
Tree-Hugger Nov 22 #14
gulliver Nov 22 #15
keithbvadu2 Nov 22 #16
zuul Nov 22 #17
Samrob Nov 22 #18
Polybius Nov 22 #19
bigtree Nov 22 #21
Meowmee Nov 22 #22
WhiskeyGrinder Nov 22 #23
Talitha Nov 22 #24
lees1975 Nov 22 #25
AggressiveCanary Nov 22 #26
moonscape Nov 22 #27
Captain Zero Nov 22 #29
mopinko Nov 22 #31
ForgedCrank Nov 22 #32
brooklynite Nov 22 #33
traitorsgalore Nov 23 #34
WarGamer Nov 23 #35
myohmy2 Nov 23 #36
irisblue Nov 23 #37

Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 05:29 PM

1. I'm trying to get banned without using threats.

Or encouraging suicide. Iím trolling hard but nothing happens. I donít know if you can get banned anymore.

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Response to BlueTsunami2018 (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 05:35 PM

2. Oh I have an ideas

Call Musk a fake engineer and say he's never added any value to any design. Where's that electric pickup bro? Why do the side panels on the Muskla cars vary in gap and depth? Why is "Self Driving" not self driving?

Fake businessman too.

No soul either

Cannot dance

He is ugly and eats his own boogers.

You are just overthinking it "

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Response to WA-03 Democrat (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 08:11 PM

20. lol, made me laugh

mostly true, not sure about the boogers...

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Response to BlueTsunami2018 (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 05:47 PM

3. why not just leave?

Loss of users is what will kill twitter. No users, no ad revenue.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 05:58 PM

4. Haven't been back since Cheetolini's account was restored...

Öbut Iím not going to delete my account because my bio lists my Mastodon and CounterSocial addresses, for anyone there who might want to track me down on those.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 06:05 PM

5. yeah, it is a lot to ask.

i will not leave the arena. i aint made to back down.
you may want to see the public square abandoned by the left, but quit isnt a word in my vocabulary.
and i'm frankly tired of being told to do so here.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 06:25 PM

7. That's how I feel.

I like being able to troll Jim Jordan and Marjorie Taylor Greene. If all the liberal leave itcwill just become another RW echo chamber with no divergent opinions.

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 06:35 PM

8. like this place, i have friends i dont want to lose.

i dont spend that much time there, but i got in some trouble here over the queen, and irish twitter is my heart. saved my sanity.
i get the news from over there, and i've made some friends over there.

u never win by taking your ball and going home. and i would get ppl saying- it's a sewer, i cant take it. but saying- dont even get in the game? nope. my rebel ancestors would disown me.
til the ppl i follow leave, i'm stayin.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 10:23 PM

28. Be prepared for Musk to cut off Ireland and all of Europe in a childish temper tantrum...

... as European regulators sink their teeth into him.

Musk's impact on content moderation at Twitter faces early test in Germany - techcrunch.com

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100217403144

https://tcrn.ch/3VcArvE


I feel bad for everyone who simply enjoyed twitter or found it a useful source of news and opinion.

Twitter employees certainly didn't deserve this.

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Response to hunter (Reply #28)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 10:33 PM

30. he's either gonna wise up or get out.

and the way he's treated his employees does give me pause. but every person he fired is gonna get a better job. not like he took over walmart.

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 06:40 PM

9. there is a lot of resistance, too.

i've been saying- block the trolls, break the troll farms. block the ads, break the bank.
i just go on jags, and block every company in my side bar, esp if it says it's promoted. even companies/ppl i like. the analytics pick up shit like that.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 06:06 PM

6. I logged out over a week ago, and will never return.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 06:42 PM

10. Using Twitter a lot now is what would hurt Musk most

The stupidity of treating employees the way Musk has done will best be demonstrated by making Twitter fail the stress test of lots of usage without all the tech support and expertise that had been there to monitor performance and either proactively fix problems before they get out of hand, or quickly fix the failures that can and do arise.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 06:44 PM

11. No way - you want the main source of world news

To have less Democrats. . Dems have outnumbered Republicans on Twitter two to one. Now Twitter has over a million new Twitter followers- and I bet tons of them are Republicans. Plus - there are so many disabled people, long Covid folks who depend on Twitter for support and info on the latest treatments. You can follow tons of scientists, doctors , virologists to get up to the minute studies and info. NFT artists have a huge Twitter community. No place else can I actually have a conversation with my favorite authors.


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Response to womanofthehills (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 07:00 PM

12. It's great for real time updates.

I used it a lot during the big CA fires last year. We were evacuated from our mountain cabin and following the updates on Twitter kept us informed in real time.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 07:09 PM

13. No thanks.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 07:38 PM

14. No

No.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 07:54 PM

15. Nope

I want to see what Musk does with it. If he subdues what he calls the "hall monitors" on both the left and right fringe, reducing their influence to their one-person-one-vote proportion of the overall tweeting community, I'm for it. It's democracy in action.

In my view, any supposed champion for any group speaks and acts only for themselves unless firmly known to be acting with the good will and blessing of the group.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 07:55 PM

16. If you pay the eight bucks to be the Pope and they cancel you, do you get the eight bucks back?

If you pay the eight bucks to be the Pope and they cancel you, do you get the eight bucks back?

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 07:59 PM

17. No.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 08:00 PM

18. I wish DU would just block all Twitter references. I guess I am now missing a lot of stuff from

my friends who continue to go there. I refuse to read to any posts with a Twitter link.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 08:10 PM

19. No

I love it.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 08:14 PM

21. there are people sticking it out there who have far more integrity than I can claim for myself

...it's still a community of news and newsmakers, not to forget the activists, advocates, and experts.

None of the Dem pols have abandoned communicating there.

I realize this is too hard for people who don't actually use the site for much to understand, but I'm not going to shut myself in a room somewhere with my hands over my ears and eyes just because there's a pernicious idiot paying for the platform, nor because the same trolls that infect just about every inch of social media are there as well, either.

Nothing corrupts a conversation from Dan Rather on Twitter, if that's all you're reading. If you want to read the nonsense and the rest, it's really your choice on that site. You really have to be an adult there and understand that there are bad forces out in the world who want to communicate bad things.

Nothing forces you to be part of those bad discussions on Twitter. Nothing. I'm not going to pretend that my participation there means a whit to anyone more than my own interests. I don't pay a dime, and I'm at the least, a counter to misinformation where I do run across it.

I just don't believe that looking away from Twitter will change or effect anything. It would be just shutting myself off from the world of information there for some vain belief that someone would notice or care. I just think it's absurd to even imagine my 'boycotting' something that only recognizes my screen name and password would have any impact at all.

I'll be as perpetually interested in Twitter as long as the confluence of people I pay attention to are interested in communicating there.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 08:14 PM

22. I have been thinking to do it

but I haven't yet. I almost never used it and don't read anything there except when posted elsewhere. I can get my information easily eslewhere.

I am wondering if he runs it into the ground will he be booted out? Hopefully then someone normal can take over. I think it is up to each person to decide. I can't stomach the hatred he has unleashed there and I don't want to contribute to it financially.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 08:15 PM

23. No thanks, I get a lot out of it.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 09:14 PM

24. Nope, not gonna happen.

I enjoy following political, scientific and astronomical contributors over there.
And guess what? I learned about some of them right here.
So - thanks DU!

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 09:32 PM

25. I did that last week.

Done! Won't go back.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 09:39 PM

26. Why?

 

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 10:06 PM

27. Yes, it's a lot to ask. And it's not

something someone who doesnít use Twitter for global information from scientists, artists, activists, journalists, writers, etc perhaps would understand. As of right now, that still remains. I have Musk on mute so don't see his tweets. I have curated lists and donít see the underbelly of Twitter because I donít engage there in that way.

Itís truly sad what is happening, but I will remain as long as I continue to get a lot out of it, can continue listening and learning, and for me that very much still exists there.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 10:27 PM

29. To start, I'm going to unfollow down to under 10

People.
I would like to see people drastically DECREASE the number of of people you follow before quitting.

Slowly go away. See if we can screw with their algorithms.

Then drop off.

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Response to Captain Zero (Reply #29)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 10:38 PM

31. ppl r already screwing w the al.

that's why advertisers r bailing. ppl r blocking them.
lotta resistance goin on.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 10:41 PM

32. I see

no wisdom in insisting that everything I disagree with be destroyed.
I'll continue to use Twitter.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 10:42 PM

33. Answer: no.

I post there regularly. POTUS posts there regularly. Lawrence Tribe posts there regularly. Larry the Cat posts there regularly. The platform is what you choose to make of it.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 23, 2022, 01:43 AM

35. No.

Twitter is what YOU make it.

And where else do you have access to some of the most interesting people in the world?

And the Breaking News value...

My personal account has NO politics at all... just my historical based interests.

When the Natural History Museum in London posts a new exhibition or article... I see it first.

How in hell would I follow the Yale Paleoarchaeology Lab without Twitter?

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 23, 2022, 02:00 AM

36. Done...

...

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 23, 2022, 10:51 AM

37. No. Without my Twitter, I cannot bear witness for things like this.

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I would never have known this childs' name. Look at the photo, someone in dark dark times loved a child enough to get a photo, they loved that child,they carried that photo into the door to hell, until that child was brutally murdered.

I bear witness because I learned this because of the Auschwitz Museum Twitter account

May Siegfried Robert Spanjaard always be a blessing to us.


Twitter is more then an American thing.

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