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Quitting Twitter

🔄 a repost of Five years of quitting Twitter (Nolan Lawson) — Quote from Nolan Lawson about the good, the bad and the mixed bag of being outside Twitter for the last five years.

Twitter (like all social media) is an outrage machine, designed to goose engagement using whatever means the algorithm finds through blind optimization. […] Social media engagement thrives when it finds a wedge to drive between two parts of a community, where it can cause incendiary content to cross-pollinate from one camp to another, creating an endless cycle of irritation, condemnation, dunking, and flaming. Nolan Lawson