I Don’t Think People Really Want Another Twitter

Posted by Matt Birchler
— 1 min read

I know the most likely outcome that we all keep using Twitter the same as we always have, but there is definitely an energy about Twitter lately that has people thinking, “do I even like doing this?”

Yes, Mastodon seems the most viable direct alternative now, but I don’t see much there (“oh you’re on Mastodon, but you’re on the wrong one, so you need to make another account and follow me over on this other one, my username is @[email protected], why do people think this is weird?” but I wonder if people really want to join another Twitter-like thing these days.

I see more people in direct message chats and Discords these days, and people seem to get energy from them in a way you just don’t from Twitter anymore. Twitter may be a hellscape, but I’m not sure people want to start up another hellscape, just with different ownership.

Save this link for a year from now when I’m pushing you to my Mastodon or my 2.0 profiles, I’m just not sure the next place we all talk is something that looks like Twitter.