Today’s query comes to us from Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews), who asks:
What is your least favorite social media app and why?
This is the easiest question I have been asked in a minute.
Twitter. Hands down, no contest. Good Lord and Butter do I hate Twitter.
It makes no sense, and not because I’m a disenfranchised member of Generation X, which I am, or because I am a luddite, which I am not, but because it’s designed from the ground up to be someone with a megaphone shouting at a crowd. Sure, there is some interaction, but it’s ridiculously hard to follow (if it weren’t, thread aggregators wouldn’t b be such a cottage industry). It’s not designed to mimic community interaction. It’s not designed for conversation.
And I only care about social media at all because of the community aspects of it. I want to talk with people, not get shouted at. For that reason, I dismiss Twitter with a wave of my paw.
So, is there a social media platform that you hate? I’ll listen empathetically in the comments.
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