"I also got a bad taste in my mouth from Twitter supporting kinds of speech that I don't particularly agree with, and I began to feel like putting my toys and art there was just adding value to the network. For a while I felt that the tradeoff was that the art I published there still enriched my life and the lives of my friends. At some point, though, I started to feel like the balance got out of whack, and I could do more good by putting my work on alternate networks and giving people a reason to get off Twitter. "

All cultural producers with some degree of audience and influence should really think about this: what structures do I validate by my presence? What and whose structures do I reinforce? What other places can I advantage?

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@rra And in case of Facebook, that very often also means buying ads from them in addition to mere presence.

@rra @darius I quit Twitter not long after something I wrote went viral enough to make it into a bunch of other news outlets, and it left me feeling shitty and complicit, like all I'd done was give people a reason to keep using Twitter.

@rra This is one of the reasons why I never made or used any accounts on such networks, especially #Facebook. Mastodon should get more attention.

@Colin The fediverse in general, not just the subset called Mastodon, me thinks. @rra
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