I wrote a new blog post: Twitter is not a public utility https://medium.com/@Gargron/twitter-is-not-a-public-utility-2bc49567152b
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@Gargron For now Twitter is in a bubble where no press can be bad enough that it hurts them significantly. But there is a fine line which they will eventually cross. Facebook is kind of in a similar setting but managed (thanks to Instagram) to have also some positive press.
I really wonder when Twitter will make the fatal mistake that pushes them over the edge.
@Gargron sent to the birdie site as well, thanks :)
@Gargron couldn't agree more - it's like everyone is happy to walk into a shop (like a high street shop) and have their conversations there - and ultimately the shop owner sets the rules, and does what they want with the conversations. -I'm not so comfortable with that.
Yet another reason I've stayed here.
@Gargron seems like many people have a misunderstanding of what twitter is, such as this: https://twitter.com/maliciouslink/status/969400700299030529?s=21
@Gargron how many users are on your instance? Is there a cap? How big is your moderation-team? Is there an easy way (via API maybe?) to report toots to a moderation-team of an instance?
I ask because you wrote that moderation is easy on mastodon
Very true. Twitter is a nearly bankrupt private company willing to do anything for cash. Including, but not limited to, kissing Communist babies and promoting Hillary Clinton for President.
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