How insecure is he? He’s just made it against Twitter’s TOS to link to other social media sites. (Sites that seem to be exempt from this rule include Truth Social and Parler, which…man, if we could just figure out what political leanings that dude has. Ah well, the world may never know.)
ANYway, as a result, I’m taking the opportunity to create a post just to link to my other online presences, so I can post that to Twitter before the whole damn thing implodes. Ready?
First, I’m on Twitter as @joerybicki—and I’m still there for the moment. I’ve been auditioning other platforms, as you’ll see below, but there is definitely a certain inertia that comes with having already assembled a list of folks I like to hear from. But aside from that, here are the other social media places I’m at, in order of how much I expect to use them:
Spoutible: MAN do I hate this name, but it looks like it’s going to be the closest analog to Twitter and has a lot of backing and other good things going for it, so I suspect that might be where I end up mostly. I should be joerybicki there when it goes live. (UPDATE: It is, and I am. Come join us. We have cookies.) (UPDATE TO THE UPDATE: Wow, nope! Turns out the owner of this platform is ALSO hilariously insecure and likes to sic his sycophants on anyone who dares to question any of his choices so…won’t be there much!)
Hive: I loved them but are they even available anymore? I get the impression they lost a LOT of momentum having to take everything offline and it may simply be too late for them. Can’t link to a profile because they don’t have a web app (yyyyeahhh…) but I think I’m joerybicki there?
Cohost: Well, I’m there. But I don’t expect to, like, BE there much. I appreciate the mid-‘90s aesthetic but I don’t want to look at it more than I have to.
Mastodon: I hate the look of this place and I strongly suspect the design and fragmented nature of the site is going to ensure it won’t be “the” Twitter replacement. So I’m not gonna bother unless it turns out to become the undeniable heavyweight and then I’ll be as late to that party as I am to any other.
Facebook: lol, no
I think that’s it for the social stuff? I’ll add more as they become available and note any new additions. Meanwhile, two other places you can find me online:
Work Stuff: higround.net
Music Stuff: johnnyhighground.com
That is all. Good day.