Is leaving Twitter right for you?

Since Elon Musk bought the company last year, many users have left, some moving on to other platforms, while others rethink their social media use.

By Shelly BrisbinJanuary 12, 2023 12:00 pm,

In the wake of Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, many people have decided to leave the platform or change the way they interact with it. Concerns about security and privacy, along with Musk’s changes to Twitter’s content moderation policies, have driven users to look elsewhere. Tech expert Omar Gallaga wrote for Wired about how to think about leaving Twitter, and whether another social platform is right for you.

Highlights from this segment:

– Twitter alternatives like Mastodon, Post and Hive have gained users since Musk took over Twitter.

– If you still gain value from Twitter interactions, and you haven’t had negative experiences on Twitter in recent months, it might be worth sticking around.

– Even if you’re not comfortable on Twitter right now, consider keeping your account but not posting for awhile. That way, you’ll retain access to your account and your username in case things change. 

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