“Because it’s not really Twitter that I miss: it’s the activists and artists and writers I followed; the voices who weren’t like mine, the people who walked different paths than I did, each of whom taught me so much. I miss the many, many friends I made on that website. That place we all gathered was, bluntly, taken from us. From me.”
This is so well said from Ethan, with links to some super great pieces, some of which I'd never seen (and have linked to here myself). It isn't the scrolling of that website that I miss, it's the people and connections I've made. They've all scattered and are no longer all in one place. I've opted not to go to another site like Mastodon or Bluesky, but instead I'm trying to be on this site more, posting more thoughts and links with throughts attached. We'll see how that goes.