Leaving Twitter? Here's what other social media platforms offer

With the platform looking a little the worse for wear after its recent acquisition by Elon Musk, Annalee Newitz tries the best alternatives, so you don’t have to

Technology


| Columnist

7 December 2022

By Annalee Newitz

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EVEN if you have never glanced at Twitter, you have probably seen the news about its untimely fall from favour. Billionaire Elon Musk bought the platform, pledging to make it a free speech paradise in his copious spare time between launching rockets with SpaceX and making cars with Tesla. After mass firings and several bizarre management decisions, he is left with what insiders estimate to be 2000 to 3000 people running a system that previously required 7500 staffers and 5500 contractors. So it is looking a little the worse for wear. Features are breaking, the place is swarming with …

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