Just in case Twitter goes down, here’s how to reach me.

So, Musk is doing incredibly weird and concerning things with the Bird Site.

…and that may end up causing issues like the suspension of my account for some weird reason. I don’t like the Muskrat. The Muskrat doesn’t like people that don’t like him. Despite having said that “Comedy is now Legal on Twitter”, people impersonating Elon Musk to post very obscure messages apparently don’t count as Comedy. Oh, well.

Anyway, I doubt I’ll get suspended for anything. It’s not like I do that many things wrong. I can’t possibly piss off the alien that much.

What may happen, though, is that people may leave the platform or I may do that because of “free speech” suddenly being a thing and “moderation” not being a thing or something. Who knows?

Uh, so, in case that does happen… here’s how to reach me!

  1. Comments
    • This may be a no-brainer but you will still find me here. Obviously. If you wanna talk about things I talk about, feel free to leave a comment.
  2. E-Mail
    • In rare cases, e-mails may be a great way to stay in touch – but those may get flooded or may be left alone for a while due to me being a goofball, so maybe that’s not the best way of reaching me.
    • Still, if you have a business inquiry, press request or anything like that, please send me an e-mail instead. I’ll get to that eventually.
  3. Twitch
    • I will still stream on Twitch. You can reach me there via the chat function while I’m live-streaming!
  4. Discord (MagiWasTaken#4357)
    • For private matters, I’m always available over here. I tend to accept friend requests and lead with “Do I know you?” – but I swear I’m not unfriendly.
  5. My Discord Server
    • This one is uh… well,… my discord server. If you want notifications on when I’m live or when I post something, this is the place to be. You can also bond and chat with others, share art, etc. I’m there. Others are there. It exists. Most people lurk though.
  6. Mastodon/Fediverse
    • This one’s new! I just set it up and while it takes some time to get used to, it feels like Twitter but… better? Anyway, I’m now on the Fediverse, specifically on the “masto.ai” thing and it’s pretty cosy, in my opinion.

Is this “giving up”?

When people are doing bad things, we shouldn’t give up and just let them do that. Nope, we should actually try to step in and be vocal about it… but in this case, it’s not that I’m trying to flee from Twitter or anything.

Rather, I’m evaluating alternatives because I don’t like the way things are going under the current regime. Musk is doing more and more Trump-like things. Attacking journalists, deciding arbitrarily what sort of names are allowed and which ones aren’t as well as doing other things.

Just recently (as mentioned previously), he decided that people impersonating other people will get suspended. If someone were to take my name and profile picture on Twitter, and then get verified for 8 bucks a month, would I get suspended because I don’t have a checkmark?

Only Musk knows.

And while I still think that one’s Twitter feed can be curated – and while I still advocate for muting terms and blocking people… I frankly don’t know if Musk’s “free speech absolutism” aka “no moderation = more freedom of speech” is a good thing and whether that will lead to a better platform.

Publicly available information, like the location of Musk’s private jet, should be fine to share onto Twitter in theory but just because one person is tracking his jet and showing the world how many emissions his plane is causing, Musk wants to get rid of it.

I’ll still try to stick to Twitter but I’ve seen it get more toxic already over the past few weeks. I doubt it will get better anytime soon. If anything, I’m sure it will get worse if Musk decides that more ads are needed to somehow save Twitter.

Alternatives

Discord and Mastodon are the best alternatives, in my eyes.

Tumblr is… I know that I said that I may use it more but honestly, it’s a bit hard to use it if nobody that I know is using Tumblr. Frankly, taking my blog there might be difficult since Tumblr is a social network that also supports blogging. Does that make sense?

Meanwhile, Instagram sucks. Facebook sucks. Uh, I don’t want to get into Telegram.

Discord is what I use to this day and since it’s so simple in what it does, it’s a great tool that I’ll continue using.

Reddit is toxic.

Mastodon honestly appears to do what Twitter does… but better. I just sent out a message about health stuff… and I was able to add a content warning to it. Fuck yeah! That’s amazing!

Now I just need to figure out where all the cool people are on Mastodon. :)

This post was first published on Indiecator by Dan Indiecator aka MagiWasTaken. If you like what you see here and want to see more, you can check me out on Twitch and YouTube as well.

7 thoughts on “Just in case Twitter goes down, here’s how to reach me.

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  1. Well to be fair impersonating another person has been a violation of the terms of service for a long time. Previously you would get 1 warning. The changed what ever internal programming to remove a verified check mark if you name change. And I guess as a statement to show that he is taking it seriously that name changes to pretend to be another person will not be tolerated. Hey I’ve seen over the years lots of accounts pop up just to make fun of people. It’s a new world. He wants it to be legitimate and equal. A source of factual information and that it’s real people not just bot accounts.

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        1. Something to consider too that I just read.

          But Mastodon’s model comes with its own
          risks. If the server you join disappears, you
          could lose everything, just like if your
          email provider shut down. A Mastodon
          server admin also has ultimate control over
          everything you do: if for some reason the
          owner of kpop.social doesn’t like that I
          boosted a toot from dolphin.town, they
          could remove it or even “defederate” the
          server, which would block all dolphin toots
          from the k-pop server completely. A server
          admin could also snoop on my private toots
          if they wanted to – or delete my account for
          any reason.

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          1. While those are valid concerns, I’m pretty sure that any staff on Twitter can also snoop into your private messages. Twitter could shut down, too, meaning that all my 12.6K tweets would also get deleted.

            And from what I’ve seen moving instances isn’t too hard to do on Mastodon… I think it’s a risk worth taking, probably.

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            1. Yep. Anything has an inherent risk. I know I was frustrated years ago with my blog and felt like redoing it. I made the mistake of deleting the blog without downloading all the content. I thought it was all a part of my account. I lost probably 700 blog posts.

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  2. Instagram sucks because they have terrible security measures since my account was hacked and Instsgram did nothing to help me reclaim it. But hey at least they took it down when I pushed them to.

    Facebook, I only still have it because it’s the only way I can communicate with some people I am close to.

    I will never join Reddit, ever. After some creep created a hate thread there for one of my blog posts yeah never going there.

    I left Twitter once before but it took years for me to finally say that was enough of harassment and other factors. I haven’t noticed anything yet but if I see some real red flags then I may leave again.

    I used Tumblr once and left because it was too distracting. I was constantlu reblogging random shit I loved and neglected me real blog.

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