Folks on Twitter: if you notice that my account has unfollowed yours, please don’t take it personally: I’m running a browser extension to unfollow all accounts.
Read: Hell site (https://ar.al/2021/05/10/hell-site/)
TL; DR: I’ve had enough of dealing with shit-stirring asshole algorithms :)
I’ll continue to forward posts from my own Mastodon instance so, if you want to keep up with Small Tech/Web stuff, you can still follow my posts, if you like. (I’ll also read replies/respond when I can.)
@hankg Twitter Unfollow All (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/twitter-unfollow-all/mgehkbclkipppdjiemnhmnledicalkld) – I’m running it in Chromium right now and it’s basically going through my followers list and clicking the unfollow button one at a time. I’ve reduced the zoom to the minimum which fits ~100 accounts per screen (as the infinite scroll refresh is the slowest bit). I just have it running. It’s going at around ~1.5 unfollows/sec so should be done in about 4.5 hours or so :)
Very nice piece! There's a notional chapter after yours WRT Twitter/FB/Google which is, what comes after the point where you have (effectively) _all_ the money/people/power? So far it looks like some creepy variation of fascism.
Sit back with a cup of tea, enjoy the show. You have certainly done your part--and then some.
@aral I think you have the right idea there. I've not been very active on Twitter for some time, mostly just reading things, so maybe it's time for me to follow suit.
@aral You're actually who inspired me to get my own Mastodon instance a while back, but I haven't figured out what to do with it just yet. Not found enough people to follow, but maybe that's a good thing. Slow and steady, and all that stuff?
@konc Indeed :)
I’m also using moa.party to forward my posts from here to Twitter and I’ve added my Mastodon to my Twitter bio to try and get more people interested.
@aral Yeah following your Hell Site toot/tweet earlier I connected my accounts on moa.party as well and put the Masto link in my bio. Good first steps. 😀
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