I Hope Twitter Goes Away(alexgaynor.net)

9 years ago from Catalin Cimpanu

  • Kyle ConradKyle Conrad, 9 years ago

    Then... don't use it? I mean the first sentence says Alex quit using it, so that solves that problem.

    I mean I hate most of the "communities" that revolve around hatred that exist on the internet, but I'm certainly not sitting around dedicating my thought processes to hoping that Stormfront forums or 8chan go away - I don't use them, I ignore them, and I hope to add positivity to the world instead of thinking about the negative.

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    • Shaun TollertonShaun Tollerton, 9 years ago

      “Then... don't use it?” Haha, exactly!

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    • Jeff EscalanteJeff Escalante, 9 years ago

      Exactly what I was thinking. I can't comprehend how this dude doesn't even use the service but is mad about it's existence because it doesn't fit the way that he likes to use social media. Obviously it's quite popular and fits the way a lot of people use social media (and the way real life works, you aren't "subscribed" to "communities" you are on your own to do what you want), so why hate?

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    • Andrew CohenAndrew Cohen, 9 years ago

      I'm glad this comment got more upvotes than the actual post.

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    • Charlie McCullochCharlie McCulloch, 9 years ago

      I think the point is that twitter makes it easy for morons to harass people.

      So I can completely understand the desire to see a service disappear if one believes it is the cause of much pain to vulnerable people, which twitter objectively is, whether you like it or not.

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      • Kyle ConradKyle Conrad, 9 years ago

        And those other ones that I named also do that through various methods. If Alex legitimately thinks Twitter is the primary or only method of trolling, harassing, and assaulting users, then I think Alex should take a walk around the block and rethink that. Twitter needs a lot of work on its abuse policies, but the past few weeks (and beyond) have shown us that those are kind of small fish in the bigger pond of harassment.

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    • Crampa ...Crampa ..., 9 years ago

      He disabled comments on his blog... I wonder why!

      2 points