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I don’t mean to brag…

…but I got a thousand followers on Twitter now. And it only took 14 years, a change in ownership and firing half the staff.

Twitter does seem a little different. The big accounts say their numbers are galloping. Mine are slinking, but seldom moved at all before. Definitely not seen an uptick in ‘hateful’ language. Not as much stuff seems deboosted (hidden under a “click for more” button). And he says he hasn’t actually changed anything yet.

He did urge everyone to vote Republican tomorrow – for the perfectly libertarian reason of a divided government – but you can imagine how the blue-checks have reacted.

So far, none of the people who’ve said they are leaving have, in fact, deleted their accounts. The ones I’ve checked, anyway.


Comment from OldFert
Time: November 7, 2022, 7:23 pm

When I check your twitter, does it count even though I don’t have an account?

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: November 7, 2022, 11:20 pm

Whoopi Goldberg cancelled her account. We’ll see how long it takes for her to miss the dopamine hit and come back.

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: November 7, 2022, 11:22 pm

Followed. Tweet something pithy.

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: November 7, 2022, 11:25 pm

Last one, I promise.

I used to have the handle timothyscarlson. I got pissed off with Twitter and deleted my account. Later, I went back and found that a Mormon from Utah took the handle . . . and I guess he got so much shite from people who thought he was me that he protected his account.

*sigh* I wish I had that handle back. I’m messaged him, but no response.

Comment from Mitch
Time: November 8, 2022, 2:55 am

Deleted my twit several years ago, but now considering starting anew. $8/mo isn’t all that much to support free speech.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 8, 2022, 5:04 pm

You only have to pay if you want a blue check. Shitposting is, as always, free.

Comment from Teej
Time: November 8, 2022, 8:52 pm

Just made it 1003 followers. That should keep it from dropping below a thou.
Not that I’ll ever see anything you post cause I keep forgetting I have a twitterage.

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