With Everything Going on at Twitter, Am I Terrible for Not Leaving the Platform?

I’d hope that most people would say no, however it’s a bit of grey area

Lindsey (Lazarte) Carson

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Many of us have likely heard by now about the dumpster fire that is currently Twitter. It seems like all of the big tech companies lately have been struggling with their own internal obstacles.

Between the layoffs, the economy, and the political tension within the United States, it seems like everyone across the board is slowly regressing towards a less than ideal state of operation. Of course, there are many factors that can be attributed to this chaos — the pandemic being a primary reason.

But, with Twitter specifically, it’s been a bit of a question mark as to what would actually happen when Elon Musk officially took over. We’re now seeing the consequences that have become the reality of the situation.

When the news first broke in April that Elon Musk was planning to acquire Twitter, it seemed like somewhat of a far-fetched and ridiculous notion that this acquisition would actually happen. Similar to when Trump announced that he would be running for office back in 2015, we all laughed at the delusion that he would actually win. And just look what happened there.

Lo and behold, we’re now seeing history repeat itself (and in quite a short time frame). And I think it’s safe to say that we as a society shouldn’t be surprised by literally anything anymore. And that’s kind of what happens when we don’t take action in trying to prevent these things from happening — they become reality.

Of course, to attempt to compete against a mega billionaire such as Elon Musk, is there anything that any of us simple folk can really do to stop someone with that much wealth? Personally, I’m doubtful. But, it’s how we react to these situations that can put enough pressure on those in power to potentially change fate’s course.

In reaction to Musk’s acquisition, a number of Twitter users — including high profile celebrities — have reportedly left the platform. Among some of those celebrities include Whoopi Goldberg, Shonda Rhimes, and Gigi Hadid. Many others followed in solidarity.

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Lindsey (Lazarte) Carson

Writer, Runner, and New Mom. I write about work, relationships, culture, and life in general.