Does Twitter suck?

in steemit •  last year

Anyone else sick of corporations dictating that which people can read/post?

Sure, its all about what the advertisers want. Advertising and branding being something that has so invaded our lives. With it's shameless, never ending chipping-away at our sales resistance $$

Shut up and leave me in peace!

Well that's a nice thought. It might make me feel better. But I can holler about it all I want, I'm wrong!

Why wrong?
Because I chose to accept their terms and conditions in order to use their service. I made a trade for my attention and rights. In exchange I get to use their service...FREE! Isn't "free" great? And if that was not enough they get to own and profit off my data.

Figured I'd get my rant out of the way first, forgive me :)

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"Twitter Says It Will Ban Threatening Accounts, Starting Today"

Here is an sample of comments that are allowed to stay on Twitter:
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I have no sample of the content Twitter removed, because Twitter removed it. I assume. This content must have been so horrible they prevented people from being damaged by it's viewing... as opposed to the content above. Personally I'd rather read every disgusting thing the internet coughs up daily then have a board of directors decide for me. Anyone who is familiar with me knows I like to engage all sides and see what shakes loose. Some describe this as a type of "trolling" but I feel that word is quickly losing all meaning. I prefer "straight shooter"

Solution:

You already know the solution. You've already figured out my motives from the start of this post. You've already judged my post and did so correctly! The solution is to Steem On! Innovate and end the tyranny of corporate thought management!

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Thanks for reading and your attention on this potentially sticky matter. It doesn't matter what side you're on. The human condition is that we all want to be heard. I actually want to know what people think so I can make an informed choice. What I don't want are advertisers, stock holders and executives treating me like a baby because it upsets their apple cart! An apple cart that does not exist without ME!

I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.
Evelyn Beatrice Hall

Let's throw Facebook in there too, why not! #facebook #freedom #anarchy
(I don't even yet know exactly what the # does. Funny as that might be)

Sources:

https://www.cnet.com/news/twitter-harassment-fight-kicks-into-higher-gear-online-hate-abuse-rules

http://dailycaller.com/2017/12/18/twitter-blocks-the-alt-right-allows-racist-death-threats-to-ajit-pai

http://time.com/5069621/twitter-white-nationalist-new-rules

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/12/18/571622652/twitter-says-it-will-ban-threatening-accounts-starting-today

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If the platform is FREE
YOU are the product..

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Thats the way to view it correctly. Honestly I'm not very agitated by this story at all. I see it as a small blessing that will sicken others away from their "platform(s)".

Knowing there IS an alternative is half the battle, maybe more than half.

This Twitter story made me smile :)

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I always figured that only twits were on twitter.

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My Bittrex acct was finally approved. Looks like things are getting serious for me at last. Lot to learn.

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yay
bittrex is as good place to trade.
I no longer have any interest in trading.
so I don't need bittrex any longer.

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I think I'm going to be doing more buy/hold than actual trading. There is so much I don't know.

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you might give 'open-ledger' some thought.
it's close kin to Steemit...

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Wow you've given me even more to consider. This is the first time hearing about this decentralized exchange, and more. Are you using it?

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nope...I no longer trade....maybe later.
the learning curve...she is STEEP.
I don't feel like investing that much time and effort right now..
IF...I had it to do over...i'd have done open-ledger rather than Bittrex.

there are u-toob tutorials (and other helpful info I understand)...to assist in 'getting up to speed'.

If/when you figure it out..tell me how it went.

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Video learning works best for me. I find I get more info from the person than reading any text. When it come to dealing with money seeing is partially believing lol

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I only have my twitter to blast my politicians on their lies. TwitterGate has been happening for a long time. I have to wonder WHY all liberals own TV, radio & print. What are conservatives investing in? Bubble Gum? If I had money to burn I would be buying up these things.

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I'd like to see all politicians blasted with blockchain one day, like a big old leash! :)