So how come so many peopel are quitting Twitter?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by TheHouseAlwaysWins, May 31, 2018.

  1. TheHouseAlwaysWins

    TheHouseAlwaysWins Still Mildly Glowing

    Nov 28, 2015
    I've noticed a lot of celebs and people from both sides of the political spectrum have been quitting Twitter for the past couple of years. So why is this happening?
  2. LoL NooBs

    LoL NooBs First time out of the vault

    Apr 30, 2018
    Conservatives because of censorship, shadowbanning. Dunno about liberals.
  3. Risewild

    Risewild Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Modder Orderite

    Jun 14, 2014
    There is a movement about abandoning social media going on. It is getting more popular now because of the whole "Facebook sold your information to "evil" companies and allowed it to be taken by some apps too!".
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  4. Cobra Commander

    Cobra Commander Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Dec 6, 2016
    Social Media? I never really went there. I´m SO old :lol: (and only have 36 years)
  5. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...I Remember...

    Sep 11, 2010
    Probably realizing they don't want one random tweet to be taken out of context to ruin their entire lives.
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  6. TorontRayne

    TorontRayne This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    Because Facebook and Twitter is where all the brainwashed masses get indoctrinated and manipulated and spied on.
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  7. Norzan

    Norzan Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 7, 2017
    Never made an account for Facebook and for Twitter and looking back at it, it was for the best.
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  8. TheHouseAlwaysWins

    TheHouseAlwaysWins Still Mildly Glowing

    Nov 28, 2015
    I should make one on Facebook for family purposes.
  9. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Probably because Twitter is the absolute worst invention in human history.
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  10. Valdetiosi

    Valdetiosi Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jul 14, 2017
    These places are literally about "Be with us or against us" communities that would go as far as to ruin your day or life because you mispronounced their preferred paperclip size.

    Also more and more I see profiles with gender pronouns, furry/anime avatar and communism tags upon them. What is going to be funny is that if their own communist utopia comes alive, they would be the first sent to gulags.
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  11. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    The twitter format encourages exclusively inflamatory, generalized statements. Some people think this would have no effect on offline thinking but the more your language is mentally tailored towards exclusively confrontation and to piss off as much people as possible you in turn start adopting more dogmatic behavior in real life. Twitter tards even got angry when the character limit was doubled because this would mean their inflamatory statements had less of an excuse to be so.
    Thus the site is mostly nazis, sjws, rumor mongering, fake sentationalist news and advertising.
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  12. ironmask

    ironmask Still Mildly Glowing

    Mar 10, 2018
    Which is worse? Facebook or Twitter? Or are they both just as bad?
  13. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    I'll say twitter is worse. Both steal your info to advertisers but at least Facebook has a chat and you can just run adblock to not be bothered by the ads.
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  14. Black Angel

    Black Angel Grand Inquisitor of the Ordo Hereticus

    Mar 21, 2016
    It's on the contrary in my country; my friends who were absent from Twitter for years suddenly re-emerged and start tweeting multiple times in succession.

    But then again, the majority of my country has always been out of touch with global occurrences.
  15. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Funny how that one goes, conservatives and right wingers love to scream cencorship, but they forget that if you well, violate certain terms like sharing/posting racist stuff, you get sometimes kicked out. - Well getting kicked for that on Twitter takes some effort though, I mean you can dog-whistle all day on that shit platform, and never fear anything.

    But it kinda feels like entering a mall that says, no screaming! And you scream and they throw you out and you yell "CENCORSHIP!" at the mall cops.
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  16. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    The misconception about free speech, it only protects you from government persecution (mostly), it doesn't make you inmune to following a community's guidelines.
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  17. Wardened

    Wardened First time out of the vault

    May 31, 2016
    I wish there was a site similar to Twitter but with no character limit, and a format that actually encourages writing long posts, and it doesn't make them a pain in the eye to read, them or the comments to them.

    So kinda like Medium but without being so cringe, and more focused on sharing with just your social circle.

    Edit: I used to be ok with Twitter but little by little I'm starting to think about it the same way my language professors do.

    That limit in characters both only attracts people that can't read more than two lines without having an aneurysm and/or limits your already short brain (it's crazy how many people just don't know anymore how to format a text so it's not a shapeless blob of words, make it somewhat digestible).
  18. Darice

    Darice First time out of the vault

    Oct 2, 2017
    I guess they're just as bad. But recently.. like a month ago a created my first twitter account so i could uptade my twitch/youtube followers but hey.. most of them don't even have twitter.

    I Think it depends on what purpose you make out of social medias... if it's just to expose your personal life and read/talk shit all day.. not good.

    But if it helps you as a tool to whatever it is you do.. that's fine. Unless of course.. you do evil stuff lol
  19. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    To be frank I don't see what the appeal of Twitter as a platform even is. The only thing you can do is post 280 characters long messages and that's about it. It doesn't have any system to create discussion groups, photo albums or organizing events in any organized and dynamic fashion. If a social netowrk is gonna steal my personal info it better offer some services.
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