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A lot of people are missing the point of the twitter boycott. Ok heres how twitter works, they sell your data to advertisers for money, any interactions, good or bad are data they can sell.

All that harassment women get? That makes them money. All the call outs, all the toxic shit, all the fights with bad people? Makes them money.

They have a vested interest in creating engagement and nothing does that better than anger. They keep the bad people around because they know you will fight them. Thats data, they can sell that and then market to people just like you.

While they market to the people who want to abuse you too.

*not using twitter* is literally the only way to hurt them.

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I was thinking about this earlier! There is literally no 'winning' Twitter. Participation is losing.

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In the immortal words of the WOPR:

"The only winning move is not to play."

@Laurelai Completely agree, this was spot on. Which is past time we created our own spaces, and boosted them.

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"A strange game. The only winning move is not to play. How about a nice game of chess?"

@Laurelai I just wish people would stop using Twitter completely, and not boycott it for one day only.

@Laurelai It's also about competition. The big social media folks are obsessive capitalists who see competition as the only way.

@Laurelai
I was wondering about that, the twitter boycott thing, this morning. What you wrote makes perfect sense to me. Admittedly though, I only invested about 5 minutes (if that) thinking / wondering about it. Cheers

@Laurelai Not only not using Twitter, but **leaving it permanently** would be the only way to hurt them.

IMLTHO, this "boycott" is bullshit. All the boycotters are going to come back tomorrow. It'll be meaningless.

I also think about what Black women & other women of colour have said re: Women Boycott Twitter being bullshit: white women chose to boycott for a day after another ww was temporarily suspended. OTOH, bw have been harassed there for YEARS and nothing from us ww in general.

@mizshellytee Im never going back to twitter. Ive been harassed too, even had my main account suspended for standing up to a blue checkmark terf. Nobody white or black ever helped us trans women.