I started writing this earlier in the week then put it on the back burner. I'm not a super big fan of social sites. I'm one of the few people I know that never had a Facebook account. If it wasn't for cryptocurrency I probably would have never gotten involved with Twitter in the first place. At one time I did find Twitter to be useful source of information. I can find most of what I'd need on Twitter on LeoFinance now. Besides the freindships do I really need crypto Twitter anymore?
For some time now I've questioned the value Twitter adds to my life. Repeatedly I've asked myself these questions. Does it entertain me? Does it make me happy? Am I learning anything? Am I earning anything? Why do I spend so much time there?
The short and simple answer to these questions is NO Twitter doesn't make me happy as a matter of fact, more times than not it has the opposite affect. Frankly the political commentary and propaganda often make me quite sad. It has probably been quite some time since I've recieved any educational value from it. I have earned a little money with affiliate codes. The money certainly isn't life changing or making any real difference in my life. I'm starting to seriously question the value Twitter adds to my life.
I suppose the reason I spend so much time there is because it does indeed entertain me. I have made a few friends and the engagement is better than on most sites. Seriously though, out of 40K + followers I probably interact regularly with under 50 people. Still the engagement is great and entertaining.
Since the start I've questioned the time I spend there. In the beginning I learned a lot about trading. It was also a good indicator of where the buzz was at and the types of coins the community was getting behind. It was also a good place for research and industry resources. Try to search a coin now by $CASHTAG and you immediately realize this once great research tool is now useless and filled with shills and spammers. There was always a lot of shilling going on but it was easy to separate the hype from serious interest. For the most part, Twitter has all but lost that aspect of it's usefulness. On top of that, I can find much more informative posting on @LeoFinance now.
With its usefulness for crypto research largely diminished we're left with some humorous shitposting, crypto shilling, affiliate sharing, and A LOT OF POLITICAL COMMENTARY AND PROPAGANDA!
The propaganda is so bad on Twitter my trending sidebar is set to Japanese so I can't understand what it says. I noticed this well before BLM/Antifa protests. I've tweeted about it several times going on several years now. On top of that it ruins my Twitter experience. If I wanted a propaganda barrage I'd pick up the local newspaper or turn on the MSM news.
This now leads me to why I think I'm through spending countless hours on Twitter. I abhor censorship. I get some things are "acceptable censorship" for instance not allowing adult imagery on a family friendly site. Makes perfect sense and is perfectly acceptable. I think what I hate more than censorship is "selective censorship". Last night I found the perfect thread and example of selective censorship that really chapped my ass.
Before we get started lets lose the left vs right mentality that seems so popular lately. I'm not left or right. I think both sides make some valid points. Again, let's remove Trump / Biden from our vocabulary for the sake of this article and the point I'm trying to make. This has nothing to do with either of them and I could care less about any of that right now. My issue is with balance and fairness and pointing out a good and outrageous example of "selective censorship".
Last night I came across a Twitter thread about Anthony Weiner, Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton. The thread alleged that a snuff video was found on Anthony Weiner's computer. You may remember this man got caught sexting an underage girl and was married to Hillary Clinton's staffer Huma Abedin around the time of Hillary's election. The thread went on to say that a video allegedly showed Hillary and Huma cutting the face off a young woman while she was still alive and drinking her blood for Adrenochrome or something.
Now I have to go here.... After everything that has happened with alleged election fraud and anything referring to it on Twitter getting the fact check warning or removed I Tweeted, "This is the stuff that's fueling the crazy yet no fact check."
I then get slammed for pointing out such a thing. How dare I assume this is fake news. With a few people chiming in and defending the offending post.
This is now full blown idiocy. This is the world we're living in. Election fraud bad, flat earth and shape shifting blood drinking pederast alien politicians good.
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I could care less about Trump or Biden, but election fraud is something I do care about. I'm a libertarian, if this election was rigged, all elections hereafter will be a sham. There will never be a chance for a true "peoples candidate" or Libertarian to ever take the presidency. This isn't about a side it's about the integrity of the election. We can go on and on about the fraud being disproved, but it's obvious this election was not completely kosher.... Please, believe whatever you like. This post has nothing to do with that. I'm not commenting on this topic in comments. My point is, this is a legitimate concern and in need of further research. To some extent I suppose shape shifting government aliens is a legitimate concern as well. 🤣
What we have though is ... Possibility of election fraud needing to be looked at more closely NOT OK vs shape shifting reptoid blood drinking pederasts in government PERFECTLY ACCEPTABLE.
What the hell is going on! Now the thread didn't mention the shape shifting reptoids but that's the rabbit hole we're going down. Still accusing Hillary Clinton and one of her staffers of murder and blood drinking alone would seem outrageous enough. If you do the research and look into Jeffrey Epstein it's obvious something is happening with our political elites. Again DYOR that's not what this is about. On top of that if you research the PizzaGate debacle that led to a man walking into the Pizzeria and firing shots at a likely innocent man. This is insanity. Even with all that has happened Pizza Gate posts are perfectly acceptable on Twitter with no fact check. Seriously, if you don't see the danger and hypocrisy in all this I don't know what else to say.
What this is about is a subject that may need further research being censored or banned, and another subject that could be deemed "equally ridiculous" if you want to go there but yet somehow we look the other way. The scary part is, A LOT of people believe shape shifting aliens have taken over the government and have a network of underground tunnels throughout the US that are connected to pizzerias and they're eating our children! You can't make this shit up! This is why everyone is getting so darn wacky acting. THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT TO BELIEVE!
I'm done with all the idiocy! I started to use Twitter to get crypto info, do research, and meet other people in the industry. It served it's purpose but I think it has now outgrown it's usefulness. From now on I'm focusing my crypto interests on LeoFinance, posting my fun and personal stuff to Peakd and I'll be spending less and less time on Twitter mainly using the platform to promote my HIVE interests and maybe shill some affiliate links.
I've never had a Facebook account. I'm down to using YouTube only for guitar and music related stuff. I'll stop using YouTube as soon as there is an alternative for those categories. I'll use Twitter to keep in touch with my crypto friends and promote HIVE and affiliate marketing spending as little time there as possible.
Social networks are private companies, but they are also the voice of the world right now. When that voice is silenced or selectively censored they become extremely dangerous to all of us. Personally and I feel very strongly about this, I think SELECTIVE censorship is more dangerous than MISINFORMATION. I'm smart enough to figure things out on my own and believe most other people are as well. You're always going to get that fringe group who believe in shape shifting aliens and a flat earth. YOU CANT FIX STUPID. Nothing we do will fix this.
Until we stop using these platforms and make political and selective censorship completely unacceptable, these companies will always have the power to sway elections and shape future society how they see fit. We are the product of social media in more ways than one. When an exodus of users costs them advertising revenue and people start using these platforms less and less they'll change their behavior very quickly. Social media has been the source of cancel culture The Dood is canceling social media! My intent is to only focus on platforms that support free speech and liberty like LeoFinance, Peakd and other Hive based platforms!
The revolution will not be Tweeted or Televised but likely decentralized!
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