I enjoy twitter as much as the next person, it is what it is, yet people get so uptight about Twitter's 'stealth' or 'shadow banning', it's nuanced, complicated, but Twitter's a private company; they have the right to ban or block.
Free speech is all important and there's plenty of platforms to exercise that right. Find it and find your audience. I wish us all the best of good luck.
Matt Drudge is probably the world's most popular website, he is a muckraker like no other, and he has strong opinions, referring to the major sites as ghettos, designed to demoralize people and encourage groupthink.
“I don’t know why they’ve been successful in pushing everybody into these little ghettos, these Facebooks, these tweets, these Instagrams, this is ghetto. This is corporate. They’re taking your energy, and you’re getting nothing in return.”
Perhaps. Yet Matt Drudge still uses Twitter. Trump gets the value ad. Along with all the rest. It's all apart of the game.
Social media is complicated but blocking people is simple. Emails can be deleted, it's easy but when people want to impose their way onto our personal media pages, blocking is the best way. Rarely do I block, I've no problem if someone wants to agree to disagree, and I engage, but when it's time; you know it. And the solution is so easy.
Life takes our energy, disruptive people do the same, it's our job to stay focused and focus on what gives us something back. Words are wonderful, they are also like palimpsest. Actions remain.
For anyone feeling their life has little purpose I suggest doing everything you do throughout the day with purpose. The simplest task, the most minute part of my routine, it's like meditating, and it's movement and it gives me purpose, as long as it's moving in the right direction.
And I'll continue playing in the various ghettos, and I'll block, when necessary; because I can.