• Snot Flickerman@lemmy.blahaj.zone
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    Inb4 fifty comments all saying “I’m not on twitter/x.”

    Hey, I’m not either, but we aren’t who this thread is for, please and thank you

    Please upvote this so people see it and think before making a shitty throwaway comment that adds absolutely zero to discussion.

    Edit: fucking called it

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      I like how those people didn’t appreciate you taking away their circlejerk opportunity, so just downvoted you instead 😂

      I swear half of Lemmy is just people talking about how they don’t use Twitter or Reddit.

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      This… Also, what a loaded and opinionated question. It implies that you shouldn’t be on X because of Elon Musk, if OP was genuinely curious about why someone uses X, they could have asked a neutral question: “Are you using X? Why or why not?” or “If you are using X, why and how?”. This currently just reflects the OP’s opinion for validation I guess?

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        1. Its 2024 and this isn’t an unpopular opinion that OP holds

        2. Its AskLemmy, not a fucking serious news organization or something. Who cares if its loaded and opinionated? Validate OP’s opinion away!

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      Similarly to Snot Flickerman, I also believe that this thread will be filled with comments about not being on twitter, as that seems to be a common demographic of lemmy.

      And also similarly to Snot Flickerman, I’ll make use of this opportunity to become the very thing I resent in this thread by mentioning that I’m also not on twitter.

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        because it’s clearly implied by the title and they said as much elsewhere in the comments

        but don’t let that get in the way of you being a pedantic ass

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          The way I read it was “of course you use Twitter, everyone does” as is the general assumption.

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          I mean, you’re the one who actually commented saying you’re not on it. Admittedly, you did say that it was a shitty comment right after making it.

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      Porn is the best and possibly only reason to stay on twitter. In fact I wish everyone who deleted their account goes and makes a porn following account until the app stores hands are forced to delisting it and even less advertisers pay for spots. Plus there’s some good ass porn there. Or at least there was last I checked, admittedly it’s been a while.

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          You can get around that by using old.reddit as you can click past the NSFW filter without signing in.

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          I had a throwaway account. I dont use Reddit for porn because it doesnt have as much content as twitter. Also the content it does have is pretty vanilla.

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    The furry porn community is still licking their wounds over losing Tumblr, and a lot of the big artists just don’t want to have to rebuild their community for the second time, so that’s where they are. I don’t like that I have to go to such a cesspool, but damnit, that’s where the furry porn is.

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    Unfortunately Twitter/X is still the fastest way to find Japanese fan bases for almost everything. For example Baldur’s Gate 3 just got its Japanese launch last month, and it’s been fun to see their thoughts since they are not familiar with DND settings or CRPG all together. Many Japanese users I follow don’t like what Musk’s doing to Twitter as well, but they are also not sure about other platforms so it’s kind of it is what it is situation now.

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        They basically weren’t aware of the game before it got GotY and some even got sour that it won more awards than Zelda. (There was even a forum thread named something like “[sad news] a game that no Japanese has heard of has won GotY” which was quite hilarious.)
        Then after the launch many players are surprised of how much freedom the game provides, and enjoy multiplayer sessions, classic big explosions, Talk with Animals, Scratchy the dog and Grease + fire combo, etc. There were some players that dropped the game with weird reasons tho, from “not anime enough” to “I thought this was an action RPG??” and even “I like RPGs but not TRPGs (??)” I’d say BG3 seems to be more like 50/50 in Japan because how its structure is different from JRPG’s, but those who enjoy the game are really fond of it.

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          That’s understandable, a lot of games that were really popular in Japan back in the day hardly got any play in the USA, definitely different vibes in the gaming communities.

          “not anime enough”

          That’s kind of hilarious since 20 years ago, western gamers were rejecting games for being “too anime.”

          Very cool, though, and I’m glad a lot of folks over there are enjoying it!

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            That’s kind of hilarious since 20 years ago, western gamers were rejecting games for being “too anime.”

            Today too! I’m still not really interested in the anime art style. I’m glad the enjoyers do have lots to choose from though.

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    I haven’t been active on Twitter / X for years. My last proper tweet was in November 2022 when I asked people to follow me on Mastodon instead.

    I still have my account though. Mostly because friends occasionally send me links to news tweets that X won’t show me without being logged in. And because customer support for some service providers (especially DHL, GLS and some other logistics companies) suddenly gets a lot more helpful when you complain in public instead of calling them and they don’t have Mastodon accounts.

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    Because my city deems it is still a good idea to post important announcements about roadworks and water interruptions/boil advisory there exclusively :/

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      With the small carve out exception of people who are fine with the antisocial behavior and management style of the owner, Inertia is the only reason. Governments, influencers, corporations- they all have a following and an established channel which involves minimum expense to maintain.

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        I’d say that the vast majority of people on Twitter couldn’t care less about Elon Musk himself. However, Twitter is actually going downhill now and the only ads I see anymore are either hardcore porn or scams. That’s what’s going to drive people off Twitter.

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      Ugh same here in the NL with WhatsApp. People act as if it’s public infrastructure.

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      I wish my city works like this. But noooo our local government uses FACEBOOK. ONLY. Twitter is still the lesser of two evils

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        These days, you functionally do.

        You can only view a single tweet at a time when not logged in, which can be a struggle if youre trying to just see updates in general and aren’t seeking a specific post.

        I know because I have a friend who still sends me links to make them useful I have to put them in Nitter.

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        To view a specific tweet you don’t, but as soon as you want to see more tweets by that same account without a direct link you get to a login page.

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    For several reasons:

    • It’s where people are. It’s the whole fucking point of social networks! If the user base drops to a point where people are no longer there, I’ll go to the next network.

    • If I were to boycott everything owned by a cunt, I’d probably live in a mud hut, naked in a park somewhere.

    • The self-gratification on here doesn’t make me want to use Twitter any less.

    • For all it’s faults, there isn’t a legitimate competitor. Mastodon has no users and has a less intuitive interface than Twitter. BlueSky is…I couldn’t even tell you what the fuck it is. Threads is basically a meme project by Zuck (another billionaire cunt) to toy with Musk, and it’ll be dead within a year.

    FWIW, I fucking hate Musk. I’m a software engineer, and one of the few big tech companies I wanted to work for was Twitter. Their branding was cool, they worked on cool tech problems, and I heard great things about their workplace culture back in around 2010-2012. Musk fucked up a company I liked.

    I’ve long considered Musk to be a fraud, and to be honest Twitter is the least of his problems. He’s clearly a very sick man that probably needs professional help above everything else.

    If he were a normal person, someone would’ve cornered him and coerced him into medical detainment. If people thought I had a coke problem that affected my ability to conduct meetings and think clearly, I’d be out on my ass. Musk can get away with it because he owns his companies, and no one cares enough about him to help him. He’s a dancing monkey that doesn’t realise that people are laughing at him, not with him…

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        How to build your infrastructure with so many redundancies that not even Elon could bring your site down when he randomly started unplugging shit at one of their data centers, perhaps?

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        The infrastructure around sending small chunks of data around at that scale, at a time when people were sending larger files/messages around was interesting, enough so that even to this day “design twitter” is the canonical system design interview question.

        They were also initially behind some cool things in the front-end space, like Bootstrap.

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      Thanks for the reply. Serious question… why has a Twitter/X equivalent not been developed with all of the brilliant-minded people out there, including those laid off by Twitter and other companies? Would it be more about marketing the app?

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        It has, but they don’t have the users. I think that most social networks are a “right place, right time” phenomena. If Twitter or Instagram were to be released today, with all of its current features, it would probably be DOA.

        BlueSky and Mastodon are solid, technically, but neither have cornered a part of the market that speaks to the average person. BlueSky is “we’re Twitter, but with no users”, and Mastodon solves a problem that few care about.

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              True, but one thing different they did was tie it in to Instagram, more info gathering to the same FB/Meta company. Not a stand-alone product by a new company (fresh new thing).

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    I only have an account to removed at my ISP whenever I have network issues. It’s the only place where they actually do customer support for some reason.

    They stopped showing their phone number on their website. The only other option is a piece of shit whatsapp bot that just tells you to restart your router.

    Luckily I only run into problems I can’t fix by myself like once per year at most. Don’t have the app installed. Just go through Firefox.

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    It is full of content. Like Reddit.

    But mastodon is not very entertaining, because it is just a “new” feed. Also the twitter app works well. So I usually use Twitter instead of mastodon.

    But the Reddit app is garbage. And Lemmy is a great alternative. So there I go for the more ethical solution and pick Lemmy over Reddit.

    Comparing Lemmy and Twitter. They have different content. Hence I use both.

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    Because they won’t let me delete my account. It’s been locked for like 3 years without any real reason. And I know people say that all the time but since 2017 I’ve made 4 posts, a dnd beyond giveaway and 3 gleam ones. Submitted request for deletion or unlock enough to loose track. When shit dick took over I figured itd be easier, what with all the horrible people gettin their accounts back an all, but still no.

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      what about posting offensive stuff? “Slide your democrate dick into my feces! Oh, I like the Musk y smell!”
      I’ll work!

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    I have an account for, eventually, marketing. It’s still widely used and so if I want my venture to be successful, I’d be foolish to avoid a place to be found, even if I find the owner to be distasteful at bare minimum.