Is it time to close our Twitter accounts?

A person of the phenomena involved with the 17 decades because I began blogging has been the go of artists into social media. 

1st as a result of weblogs, then Twitter and latterly by way of Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.

Even so the only factor that is selected in daily life is that matters Modify above time.

A good deal of artists gave up blogging. Too a great deal writing, much too substantially energy appeared to be the purpose. I experienced several blogs at 1 time dedicated to various art-connected subject areas. However I get pleasure from composing about artwork and want to keep the long form and now retain and post consistently to two weblogs.

At the time on a time I generally tweeted my blog put up immediately after publication – and now I post it on Facebook in its place – where by the responses now reside soon after I had to shut down responses on the blog thanks to the ineffective command of spam by Blogger. 

(By the way I have believed of creating a Fb Team for good commenting on several subjects in buy to generate a a great deal much better atmosphere. At the instant I am however acquiring to block men and women on comment on my Internet pages)

I’ve grown to like Facebook – despite the several awful irritations as it keeps altering! 

I specially like the images and albums component which lets me to share additional photographs from exhibitions I stop by. It also gives a pretty fast and efficient resolution to spam and unpleasant comments and I’ve blocked more than a couple of accounts from seeing and commenting on my Webpages.

Artists took to Instagram – and Fb preferred it way too. Me not so a lot – because I won’t be able to leave one-way links to wherever my phrases and pics are. Having said that I do see the benefit of Instagram even though I nonetheless imagine it can be a lopsided deal. Nevertheless a great deal of artists can sell by means of Instagram and do.

Tiktok has under no circumstances appealed to me – I imagine it is a generational point. I’m confident if I were being 50 many years youthful I would believe it was great!

Twitter – challenge and modify

The alterations which have transpired in the final few weeks since Elon Musk acquired Twitter propose that it’s time to contemplate closing down Twitter accounts or possibly deactivating them.

My explanation for wondering like this is:
  • the threat that inbound links from Twitter accounts and tweets to other social media web pages will NOT be allowed by Elon Musk’s new Policy 

Whilst people around the globe were being seeing a thrilling FIFA Planet Cup final, Twitter decided to fall a bombshell and banned hyperlinks advertising other social networks. The record now consists of Fb, Instagram, Mastodon, Truth Social, Tribel, Nostr, and Submit. Moreover, website link-in-bio equipment like Linktree and Lnk.Bio are also banned — these products and services are typically used by both of those creators and enterprises. Fundamentally, you just cannot article backlinks to your other social profiles or even sort out your handle in a tweet.

The Elon Musk-owned organization “no lengthier makes it possible for free of charge advertising of specific social media platforms” on Twitter. The corporation stated that it is taking away all accounts “created solely for the purpose of promoting other social networks.” It also designs to get rid of one-way links to content from higher than stated social platforms. 

Twitter bans posting of handles and one-way links to Fb, Instagram, Mastodon and more (Current) | Tech Crunch 


I would be unable to use to delivers One particular link
to other locations I can be observed on social media

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

  • Even so – who can belief a platform with your written content when it is in the fingers of anyone who doesn’t have a clue what he is performing? (We’ve currently viewed what takes place when that happens at a governmental amount!!)
  • So Elon Musk decided to have a poll. Appears like it can be absent the way the banning of journalists poll went – it’s possible not quite what he envisioned.
Screendump of the Final Consequence.
Was it what Musk expected – or is this “get out of jail” card/justification?

Elon Musk’s Twitter poll says he really should action down as main executive – business enterprise live | The Guardian (Technological innovation)

No lengthier the world’s richest guy because of to the Twitter debacle which has experienced a pretty adverse impression on the share benefit of Tesla etc, it would show up that Musk could benefit his personalized prosperity over his so-called commitment to “free speech” – on his conditions. – Is this an choice for artists?

Very seriously, Twitter can no for a longer time be relied on until finally it is training correct social accountability procedures and protections and has “right people” in cost of its operations.

I’ve been noting how a good deal of well known Tweeters have been very busy acquiring out about Mastodon and location up their accounts. 

In terms of artists, the initial to get established up on Mastodon that I spotted was James Gurney who writes the at any time preferred artwork website Gurney Journey (2007 to day) – who I have usually regarded really thoughtful and practical and a bit of a development setter.

Even so it truly is a totally different kind of set-up and consequently I will be investigating – for those people not sensation joyful about remaining on Twitter – and hunting for a sane area for like-minded souls:

  • how Mastodon will work
  • other feasible alternatives 
If you have observed other easy locations to move to as an option to Twitter I’d love to hear about them.  You can get hold of me in the standard way