• BlinkerFluid
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    296 months ago

    Twitter.

    Insanely popular online yet I’ve never met a single soul in real life who even has an account. My cousin literally just made his first one to promote his band, like a week ago.

    imo, Mastodon replaces Twitter, and effectively would if everyone moved at once. Most news, if it isn’t there is mirrored there.

    There is the whole trans porn and titties situation on any default account, tho, same as lemmy.

    • yukichigai
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      126 months ago

      I am literally only on Twitter for the porn at this point. If I want actually intelligent microblogging I just peruse Mastodon via my Kbin account.

    • @sheogorath@lemmy.world
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      36 months ago

      People that are still on xitter today are mostly terminally online people that doesn’t have a social circle outside of their xitter circle. Yea Mastodon feels like early day Twitter with lots of people just replying to what they found while exploring shit. However, it won’t reach critical mass if the influencers don’t move to it. Part of the reason Twitter got big in the first place is you can see lots of celebrities being candid there. I remember Hamilton’s meltdown on Twitter because he didn’t see his teammate in his follower list.

    • @hddsx@lemmy.ca
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      26 months ago

      I have a Twitter account. I haven’t used it in at least 7 years.

      I also tried to make one a few years ago called realDonaldTrumpParody, but Twitter wanted my phone number so I gave up on that

    • Hello Hotel
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      6 months ago

      titties situation

      Umm, what? (im not anywhere near twitter and feel verry ignorant)

  • @IHaveTwoCows@lemm.ee
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    216 months ago

    I really like having joined Lemmy to replace reddit just to see content about xitter which I never visit or have an account for

    • المنطقة عكف عفريت
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      66 months ago

      I think the position and positive effect that Twitter had for years, especially for journalists, is what makes these news surface more and more often now. Twitter had its bad side but it did what it did well, maybe quite well until they fried to introduce voice chat groups (to mirror Clubhouse if anyone remembers that abomination). Now with their transition to X, we are witnessing the shit era and it will soon be over so hold on tight.

    • @Synnr@sopuli.xyz
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      146 months ago

      Twitter also has a broken unsubscribe link in their floods of email updates. I tried so many ways to click that link, I just had to block them. I know that breaks laws and think they can be charged a big amount every day that it’s not fixed. Maybe someone can look into that.

        • @Synnr@sopuli.xyz
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          56 months ago

          Downvote the piss out of me, I deserve it, but I am lazy and under a great deal of stress at the moment. I hope putting this out there will let someone else do it.

          • Hello Hotel
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            36 months ago

            0 downvotes as of writing this, your nowhere near being out of line. Your okay

    • @Pratai@lemmy.ca
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      46 months ago

      It’s twitter. Who really cares? It’s like…. A store that’s got a few weeks left before closing down. There’s nothing of any real value in it, and no one that’s relevant in any way goes there.

  • @Stalinwolf@lemmy.ca
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    76 months ago

    I feel like Elon Musk is of the same mindset I was on during my adolescent years cyber-sexing on mIRC. Surely adding an X at the end of my handle makes me sound way cooler than I am.

    • ArxCyberwolf
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      36 months ago

      Spamming X’s in a username gives me massive Xbox Live squeaker vibes.