Elon Musk’s takeover has led to the point many are now saying #RIPTwitter. Offices were reportedly closed without notice and many staff have left the company ahead of Musk delivering his vision for “breakthrough Twitter 2.0”.
Mastodon has been touted as an alternative for users to defect to, though getting to grips with it appears far from straightforward.
Reddit and Tumblr have stood the test of time as platforms serving their user bases. However, that in itself may be a reason why swathes of new joiners wouldn’t feel at home there. Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok similarly feel like they’re already serving a particular purpose or demographic separate to Twitter. So perhaps the answer is reviving one of the services that went too soon.
Twitter by no means invented the concept of internet users interacting with communities of friends and strangers alike. From the early days of message boards, email mailing lists, and chat programs like Yahoo and MSN Messenger, then came the trailblazing social-media sites Bebo and Myspace. Big names in their day, but could they be again?
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Earlier this week we asked: Is enough being done to improve cycle safety in London?
Luca CR backed cyclists over other road users: “They should remove cars, mopeds, and vans from the street! Only cycling and escooters should be allowed. Other with buses and tube”.
However, fellow Facebook users were much more minded to say ‘four wheels good, two wheels bad’.
Harry Fowler stated: “Getting cyclists to obey the highway code would be a start !!”
And Omotayo Ayoola: “About time cyclists pay for road tax”.
While Ali North said: “Cyclists are a nuisance on the roads”.
And Sasha Bajac added: “So far all the LTNs, cycle paths and reworking of the previously good roundabouts created more congestion, longer routes, more idling and more pollution. Leave our streets alone.”