Twitter drama too much? Mastodon, others emerge as options

News Summary

  • It’s the buzzy audio-only app that got somewhat overshadowed by copycat Twitter Spaces, which also lets people talk to each other (think conference call, podcast or “audio chat”) about topics of interest.
  • Conversations can be intimate, like a phone call, or might include thousands of people listening to a talk by boldface names, like a conference or stage interview.
  • On Thursday, amid an exodus of senior executives responsible for data privacy, cybersecurity and complying with regulations, he warned the company’s remaining employees that Twitter might not survive if it can’t find a way to bring in at least half its revenue from subscriptions.
  • Of course, subscribing to individual publications (or downloading a free news app such as the AP’s AP News) is also an option.Yes, you might have to pay for some of them and no, you won’t get a blue check mark with your subscription.
  • Because each server is run separately, you will need to first pick one you want to join, then go through the steps to create an account and agree with the server’s rules.
  • It angered many users in 2018 when it banned porn and “adult content,” which made up a big part of its highly visual and meme-friendly online presence and led to a large drop in its user base.
By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology WriterTwitter has been a bit of a mess since billionaire Tesla CEO Elon Musk took the helm, cutting the companys workforce in half, upending the platforms verific [+8259 chars]