Twitter Is A Shithole Website

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It looks like I made the right decision in jumping off Twitter when I did. This weekend, the site cracked down on a number of right-leaning people, and even feminists who boldly made statements such as “men are different than women”.

The platform has gone full crazy, even deactivating the account of Julian Assange — who doesn’t even have internet access.

As a response, popular blogger, Glenn Reynolds took down Instapundit’s Twitter account, no longer going to be using the site. Instapundit has been extremely valuable for disseminating information in the culture war from articles on interesting topics (such as Twitter censorship) to promoting the books of your favorite Hispanic author (me).  With Instapundit off twitter, the site again becomes a duller place just for alt-left shrieking at the president and for trolls to harass people. There’s no other point to the site at this point and it’s best to declare it dead.

I recommend anyone get off twitter. It’s enemy territory. It’s just for angry mobs and its “like” function actually does addict you via producing dopamine in your brain when you see something’s getting traction on that level. It’s useless for selling, it’s useless for conversing.

I’ll be on my private Discord for my patreon supporters and on MeWe for the most part. It’s more fun, you should come join us.

Speaking of fun. My book Make Science Fiction Fun Again is available for Pre-Order, and is out this Thursday. Come join us in celebrating fiction that’ll entertain you. 

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6 thoughts on “Twitter Is A Shithole Website

  1. Breathe that fresh air . . . feels good, doesn’t it? Twitter is a time-sink of soul-deadening negativity, populated by shrieking mobs with nothing valuable to do in their life but harass those who disagree with them with a religious fervor. It should be renamed “Dunning-Kruger: The App.”

    Also, Glenn Reynolds’s statement re: quitting Twitter is perfect:

    “People seem to want more, and although there’s nothing duller than posting a screed on why you’re quitting a platform, here’s the gist: I’ve never liked Twitter even though I’ve used it. I was a late adopter, and with good reason. It’s the crystal meth of social media — addictive and destructive, yet simultaneously unsatisfying. When I’m off it I’m happier than when I’m on it. That it’s also being run by crappy SJW types who break their promises, to users, shareholders, and the government, of free speech is just the final reason. Why should I provide free content to people I don’t like, who hate me? I’m currently working on a book on social media, and I keep coming back to the point that Twitter is far and away the most socially destructive of the various platforms. So I decided to suspend them, as they are suspending others. At least I’m giving my reasons, which is more than they’ve done usually.”

    PS Why does your site keep eating my comments?

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