My Twitter account is now dormant. It’s not fun walking away from a platform where more than 16,000 people follow you. But remaining on that platform is even less fun, and no longer defensible.
The thought process behind my decision to leave is in the table at the bottom of this post. From now on, I’ll still check Twitter for news that I might not see elsewhere, mainly the accounts on a private “news posters” list that I maintain. But I don’t plan to post content, or to like or retweet content that I see.
I’m still posting lots of things, though. I’m just doing it elsewhere.
Here’s where you can find me.
- This site, which I’ll be improving over the coming months.
- At Mastodon, I post very often on a micro-small instance that I pay for myself (using masto.host): elefanti.co/@adam.
- On Threads, where I’m getting into the habit of sharing things, but so far, with little original content that can’t be found elsewhere: threads.net/@adamisacson.
- On post.news, again with very little original content unavailable elsewhere: post.news/@/adamisacson
- On Tumblr, where I’ve been at adam-wola.tumblr.com/ for many years. That’s mostly reposts of things I’ve put here.
- On Bluesky, where I’m infrequently posting what passes for humor, little of it work-related: adamisacson.bsky.social.
- On Medium, where I’ll occasionally share longer-form things that usually appear here first: medium.com/@adam_wola.
- At WOLA’s web page, where links to recent work are at the bottom of this page, under “Adam’s Work.”
- WOLA’s Border Oversight page also has constantly updated sections documenting abuses, sharing infographics, and linking to reports.
I’m trying to do it as much as possible on platforms I own, and copying it elsewhere. (What the IndieWeb folks call POSSE, “Publish [on your] Own Site, Syndicate Elsewhere.”) At those “elsewhere” platforms, I’m still figuring out what makes them different, if anything.
I’ve also been posting a bunch of shorter videos over the past several weeks. I’m sharing them at some experimental accounts for video content:
Then there are some platforms I’m neglecting but where I at least try to “keep the lights on” from time to time:
Why leave Twitter?
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