So Twitter came out with a great new feature today: You're not allowed to link to other social media web sites.
What is a violation of this policy?
At both the Tweet level and the account level, we will remove any free promotion of prohibited 3rd-party social media platforms, such as linking out (i.e. using URLs) to any of the below platforms on Twitter, or providing your handle without a URL:
- Prohibited platforms:
- Facebook, Instagram, Mastodon, Truth Social, Tribel, Post and Nostr
- 3rd-party social media link aggregators such as linktr.ee, lnk.bio
It's a laughable attempt to stop the bleeding of people fleeing to other social networks, and it's going to Streisand Effect itself into the (figurative) Internet Hall of Fame. Most of the point of Twitter for many is finding and posting links to interesting stuff online.
What's next, a ban on "free promotion of prohibited 3rd-party news sources" that point out what a ridiculous policy this is? (Though, I suppose that's not far from what they're already doing -- banning reporters who unfavorably cover Musk.)
FeoBlog is not yet banned, of course, because it's not on anyone's radar. What can I do to get some more users and get it noticed?
If you want to give it a try, it's open source software, so you can download it and run your own server. Or, if you don't want to bother with all that, ping me and I'll get you set up with a free "account" on my server.