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Posted on 01-17-18 11:32:37 PM Link | Quote

I left because I believe Twitter has a social responsibility to help make the world a better place.


I think my eyes rolled out of my head. The rest of the points are fine, but pretending that any company has a ~social responsibility~ to something is outrageous; those kinds of things do not exist unless we turn them into actual hard laws.

But the rest of it is good. I just disagree with this. There is no responsibility, and that is why Twitter, Facebook, YouTube et al. continue to actively get worse and not better.
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Posted on 01-17-18 11:36:01 PM (last edited by Dorito at 01-17-18 11:42:52 PM) Link | Quote
also in regards to if you're exposing you rself to bad shit--if you're selective on who you follow, twitter can still be an enjoyable experience as long as you don't dive into political posts. kind of a head in the sand sort of thing maybe--or just curating your experience and cutting out all the toxic shit

edit: fatass disclaimer: this only really works if you're a pure consumer and don't have a following of any kind and don't have any hot takes
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Posted on 01-18-18 04:22:04 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Dorito
also in regards to if you're exposing you rself to bad shit--if you're selective on who you follow, twitter can still be an enjoyable experience as long as you don't dive into political posts. kind of a head in the sand sort of thing maybe--or just curating your experience and cutting out all the toxic shit

I never had to follow many people using Twitter, and nobody ever cared for what I posted there (probably because posting things sporadically is not something the algorithm likes), so that's more or less what happened to me. I guess not paying attention to the news kind of is burying your head in the sand, but if the alternative is having a bunch of angry people yelling at each other (and potentially you) and next to no possible way to calm them down, I prefer burying my head in the sand.

Social media has a bunch of cool things being shared as well, it's just easily drowned out by all the arguing.
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Posted on 01-18-18 01:09:56 PM Link | Quote
I personally hate, hate, HATE when apps start beeping and booping my phone for any reason. I've even shut down WhatsApps notifications, even when I receive them maybe once or twice a week. This definitely doesn't affect me, since I'm sort of a "power" user compared to your average smart phone user.
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Posted on 01-18-18 05:41:52 PM Link | Quote
i got bored of my smartphone and barely use it now unless i’m chatting w/ someone, which is often on my computer anyway. my tip is to get a smaller and more inconvenient model and only have the apps that you actually need. i never put games on mine.

also, i barely consume ppl’s content, more just putting content out there. i hardly see anything exciting anymore, so it’s w/e. i’ve had several posts go viral already, so notifications are p. mundane to me.
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Posted on 01-19-18 09:28:39 PM Link | Quote
I used to get notifications for whenever my friends posted on tumblr, and I would spend hours and hours a day in the app, just looking at all the stuff they posted.

Then one day, the notifications stressed me out, so I disabled them.

I suddenly (and unintetionally) went from using tumblr 4 hours a day to 0 hours a day, and basically have only gone back to say "woops sorry for disappearing, but I'm spending more time talking to my friends instead of on here, sorry"

After a couple of months of barely using it, I deleted the app from my phone.
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Posted on 01-19-18 09:36:09 PM Link | Quote
I like to know when someone interacts with my art on tumblr, but I don't need to know everything else that happens on tumblr, and there's no way to do that, so I disabled the lot.
Xkeeper






Posted on 01-19-18 10:37:01 PM Link | Quote
Tumblr is funny because the notifications are so pushy, like that one that was going around Twitter a few weeks ago that was just Beep beep! Mental illness is here!

Just throw any random trendy thing in there that'll do it
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Posted on 01-19-18 10:47:42 PM Link | Quote
Tumblr is the neediest fucking app, seriously.

Oh, so-and-so has posted! You'll miss it!
Such-and-such did a thing that is popular! Have a look!
This inane thing is trending, please don't leave us!!

Oh and one person liked your art.
Xkeeper






Posted on 01-19-18 10:48:12 PM Link | Quote
That's one reason I'm really glad I can turn all of that shit off for Masto/Twitter and just get messages, none of the other crap.
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Posted on 01-19-18 11:42:29 PM Link | Quote
I haven't really done anything real with my tumblr since the net neutrality stuff began. I only log in to view nsfw marked blogs sometimes. Otherwise I never use it.

(Related: Discord likes to replace image previews on links to yahoo with a poop emoji. I guess they feel the same about yahoo/yahoo-related stuff.)
Xkeeper






Posted on 01-19-18 11:54:13 PM Link | Quote
Really? I've... never actually seen that
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Posted on 01-20-18 09:10:34 AM Link | Quote
Everyone seems to complain that Tumblr is needy and stuff, and yet my Tumblr app only notifies me when it's something directly aimed at me, such as people reblogging me or messaging me and such.

Did I just luck out or something?
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Posted on 01-20-18 12:04:09 PM Link | Quote
You also haven't posted in like, years last I knew.

It probably doesn't find you 'hip' enough to get the latest. wwwwww
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Posted on 01-20-18 03:00:27 PM (last edited by Girlydragon at 01-22-18 10:25:14 PM) Link | Quote
I actually do reblog every now and then! But original content, not a chance.


And besides, if there is anything I am, then it is certainly not hip.
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Posted on 01-22-18 10:22:11 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by hydra-calm
I think the biggest thing preventing me from dropping Twitter and Mastodon is people's unwillingness to be available by other means.


That's also why I can't delete Facebook, even though it's overtly and demonstrably evil.
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Posted on 01-22-18 10:29:07 PM (last edited by Sanqui at 01-22-18 10:29:25 PM) Link | Quote
Originally posted by Halian
Originally posted by hydra-calm
I think the biggest thing preventing me from dropping Twitter and Mastodon is people's unwillingness to be available by other means.


That's also why I can't delete Facebook, even though it's overtly and demonstrably evil.

I can understand this in the case of Facebook - yeah, some people you can only get in touch with using Facebook Messenger. But Twitter or Mastodon aren't chat platforms. Surely they use some IM to talk...?
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Posted on 01-24-18 01:57:56 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Sanqui
Originally posted by Halian
Originally posted by hydra-calm
I think the biggest thing preventing me from dropping Twitter and Mastodon is people's unwillingness to be available by other means.


That's also why I can't delete Facebook, even though it's overtly and demonstrably evil.

I can understand this in the case of Facebook - yeah, some people you can only get in touch with using Facebook Messenger. But Twitter or Mastodon aren't chat platforms. Surely they use some IM to talk...?

Nah, in my case, that only applies to Facebook, since I barely use birdsite or Mastodon.
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Posted on 01-24-18 05:12:34 AM (last edited by Kak at 01-24-18 05:12:45 AM) Link | Quote
I barely use Twitter... and I'm not on Facebook either. There's some interaction I have with people on Telegram/Whatsapp on my phone, but that usually related to school stuff.

I don't really use my phone that much, and the only real app that has the annoying nagging would be Twitter's.

Originally posted by Tarale
Tumblr is the neediest fucking app, seriously.
*snip*
This reminds me of Twitter enough that's almost tempting me to take the comedy option of where to upload my art. Almost.
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Posted on 01-24-18 04:08:30 PM Link | Quote
Found the notification options in Mastodon a few days ago, so I did as X did and turned off the ones for favourites/retoots. Although still nice, it's remarkable how little they suddenly matter.
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