Why I Stopped Using Twitter in 2019
Twitter, since 2006, has been a social network where I put in unpaid work and got a lot of headaches in return. I posted my articles about search engine optimization, artificial intelligence, my motivational quotes and web security updates. I even answered questions for free. Off Twitter, these are all things by which I make my living – in fact, they comprise the totality of my income. But on Twitter, I did them pro bono and, in return, some content thieves copied my articles and published them on their websites and took credit for my work and talked about my findings in seo and digital marketing seminars. I got defamed for warning companies about vulnerabilities of SSL/TLS ( https://) my website got DDOS attacked, I was trolled and called names and disrespected for increasing awareness about cyber security problems.
If I wanted to talk back it would have been “feeding the trolls“, if i wouldn’t say nothing the harassment escalated. Twitter never ever cares about users. My Twitter account got hacked 10 times and every time I created a new account. My team kept saying we should stop using Twitter. Some of them deactivated their accounts including my company’s Twitter account.
When i used mass blocking to curb abuse and disrespecting from bunch of hackers they called it “censorship” and called me names in their blogs. Then my account got hacked again on May 16th and I stopped. I only notified Twitter about the hacker and after almost two months I got an email from Twitter that i should upload my ID on an insecure server a broken link. This was a wake up call. I sent them a copy of my passport a few years ago for Twitter account verification purposes. So where did it go? Where do they keep people’s ID and social security numbers? Who are they to claim seeing my ID? A useless social platform that has no use for human being except trolls.
Twitter seems to never have heard of security. They ask people to upload photo ids to a broken and insecure link.
Since I stopped using Twitter, my headaches are gone. I wrote a story and started pre-production of a film and I created a new business and financing plan which I will launch in winter. This Twitter drama was a blessing in disguise. I should have stopped using Twitter long time ago. Why would anybody wants to waste their time on Twitter so that Jack Dorsey gets richer and Trump gets more powerful with spreading fake news and bullying politicians and people on Twitter? Your content gets stolen on Twitter, in fact very few people read your content and nobody really cares about who you are and your thoughts.
If your content gets click, it comes from content curation bots and Twitter bots.
Jack Dorsey created a social platform for trolls, dictators like Donald Trump, blackhat hackers who think they are the only ones who know computer programming, useless artists like Lady Gaga with their millions of fake accounts praising their songs and crappy rehashed movies and spammers.
Using Twitter is bad for business.
- Twitter traffic doesn’t convert. They all are bots
- Your articles get rehashed and stolen
- Fake News
- Wast of time
- lacks human support
Twitter has been losing active users and sales. According to Bloomberg” Twitter shares slide about 7% in early trading after its sales forecast falls short.”
Many journalists still use Twitter to spread fake news. If all the journalists stopped using Twitter, they would lose 10 more million users.
Twitter is a useless platform and I am glad I stopped using it.
Twitter – Dangerous, Insecure and Arbitrarily Narrow Social Network
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Thanks Maria for sharing your thoughts.
You are most welcome:-)
Twitter is absolute dross. Social media generally has done little positive and a great deal negative for discussion and learning.
“Trump uses his Twitter account to set hate mobs on private citizens, attempt to silence journalists who write unfavorably about him, lie to the American people and bulldoze complex diplomatic relationships with other world powers.” Media, taken over by fascists: No surprises there.
Have you noticed how Jack Dorsey changed the entire Twitter policy after his meeting with Trump a couple of months ago? Now he is Trump’s bitch! He is such a hypocrite and i was wrong about him. Dorsey ( Twitter’s CEO) doesn’t care about his social platform’s security processes. Everything they publish on their platform about customer care,usability and algorithm updates are bunch of lies. It’s funny how he keeps fake accounts of Hollywood celebrities and politicians and brags about disabling fake twitter accounts! lol
If a service isn’t performing up to your standards, stop using it.
Yes. absolutely. I contacted some A.I influencers and let them know about the problem.They told me they ‘re sorry i won’t be using Twitter anymore.
I stopped using Twitter a couple of years ago; I had been an eager user for a long time but my eyes were finally opened to the shallowness of the content and also their problematic policies. I knew people who complained about harassment on Twitter, and how they didn’t do anything about it on a corporate level. I said the best policy then was to leave, that dealing with Twitter was not worthwhile if they were not going to enforce their own rules. The folks I knew insisted on using Twitter and sometimes acted as if they were forced to use it, and I finally lost interest. I deactivated my account.
Twitter was ok back in 2015, then after Trump’s election in 2016 everything got changed. Twitter got filled with fake bot generated accounts of politicians, celebrities and hackers. I used to sell on Twitter a few years ago but everything got stopped after 2016 cause real businesses were using Facebook and instagram the most. When my account got hacked for the 10th time 2 months ago( I had the strongest password, hacker used brute force attack), i found it useless to get it back. Twitter asked me to upload my ID again and i never replied. Twitter was never profitable anyway and it’s time to focus on social media platforms including the blockchain ones where you can see some return on investment, right?
Never had a Twitter account myself, and I think I was on Facebook for a few months several years ago; just don’t see the appeal for the either one, myself. Twitter is a waste of time.
Yes indeed. You didn’t miss anything by not using Twitter.
Oh, I quit Twitter long ago. But I haven’t seen writers straight up come out and say “It’s Time to Quit Facebook.” I’d love to be proven wrong, I’m convinced i get too much good traffic from Facebook shares and ads. Forget about Twitter.
Facebook has implemented really good A.I lead generation processes which have generated sales for us.
If no one but trolls/bots/Nazis use Twitter, it becomes the next Reddit: things the majority of the population do not give two shits about.