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By The Time You Read This Twitter Might Be Gone

By Jen Maravegias | Social Media | November 18, 2022 |

By Jen Maravegias | Social Media | November 18, 2022 |


Watching Elon Musk burn down his $44 billion dollar baby in real time has been both wildly entertaining and unnerving. We all have a love/hate relationship with Twitter. Even those who are smug in their “well, I’ve never used it” have benefited from embeds and news disseminated through Twitter to other outlets. It is the public square, where we can discuss everything from shower habits (remember that time we all got mad about leg washing?) to Union organization (hi, Jorts!). Since Musk’s purchase of the platform, the discussion has turned to criticizing the new owner and lamenting its seemingly inevitable loss.

Things went from bad to worse at Twitter HQ overnight. And yes, I’m about to embed a whole bunch of Tweets. If Rome is going to burn, we might as well fiddle.

Reporters from various outlets started tweeting updates about the situation as it unfolded rolled downhill, on fire, screaming at the top of its lungs.

This morning #ApparentlyTwitter, #RIPTwitter, and #JackDorsey are trending as users make plans to migrate to other platforms or are just sh*tposting because there’s no one left on Twitter’s moderation team to delete tweets.

It’s been a good run. I joined Twitter so I could complain more effectively to the MTA about buses not running on time. But it’s also where I connected with Climate Activists across the globe, stayed up to date on Covid-19, rated dogs, and got my glamour shots of capybaras. I’ll miss the capybaras most of all.

Who could have possibly seen this coming? Oh.

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