they even joke about it. "Twitter is a hellsite", "i can't read books anymore lol", "twitter is melting my brain"
but they persist in using Twitter for the sake of their careers, at the expense of journalism as a whole
it doesn't help that it's impossible to talk about journalism in a critical way without attracting a bunch of right wing bootlickers who think "journalist" refers to anyone they hate and their favorite YouTube grifter has the secret knowledge 🙄
4chan is not a primary source, YouTube "commentary" is not a primary source. jfc
@paranoid circa '16, when Twitter's valuation suddenly dropped, I remember somebody on there urged everyone to "buy one share [of Twitter] and never sell it" (as a gesture of support for the endangered platform…).
Nowadays I still see a lot of toots starting from "RT" in my timeline, like, WTF?
@amiloradovsky that's odd 😝
i have noticed that many journalists who give fedi a try often go back to twitter pretty quickly
there's some serious feedback loop built into twitter that is especially enticing to journalists
shitposters, techies, political junkies, book nerds, etc etc etc all seem to be able to thrive in either system
i don't have solid thoughts on this observations yet, just something that seems consistent over time
a private mastadon instance to experiment with