When I was in the process of deleting my Twitter account (the personal one, anyway – at the moment I still have my “professional” account but it doesn’t get much use), I set up rss to follow some people whose feeds I valued. Tonight I’m catching up on some of them in feedly, and it’s …. interesting.
In a few different people’s feeds I’m seeing posts about how to keep using twitter but making your stats less useful… which may feel good as a privacy step, but doesn’t actually impact their ability to sell ads based on impression and interaction counts. ALSO there are MANY MANY alternatives to Twitter! You don’t have to stay in an abusive relationship with the social media site you generate unpaid content for (and I’ve started giving YouTube a heavy sideeye based on that).