I joined Twitter on January 27th, 2009, not that long after I wrote my first blog post here. Nearly 14 years ago.
Since then I’ve written quite a bit about Twitter, how I use it for note taking at events, how you can use it for informal learning, several posts on my use and love/hate for it and how I’ve changed over the years (here and here and here and here).
But my interest and love affair for Twitter and social media in general has waned a lot over the last year so to to the point where I’ve culled a vast majority of my facebook ‘friends’, shut down a couple of minor and inconsequential channels, and vastly dropped my use of the big two – LinkedIn and Twitter.
Last week, Elon Musk completed his Twitter purchase and, if he follows through with his promises about free speech and the previously banned accounts, will reduce the platform again to abuse, trolling, and make it somewhere I have no interest in being.
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