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[-] [email protected] 125 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

Actually, in my opinion, Xitter is the worst social media app for society, not just LGBTQ+ people.

[-] [email protected] 38 points 3 weeks ago

"This thing that is terrible for everyone is also terrible for this specific subset of everyone ..."

also rating social media apps is like rating your favourite STDs

[-] [email protected] 12 points 3 weeks ago

Umm, does that include Lemmy?

[-] pivot_root 13 points 3 weeks ago

I hope you used protection!

[-] [email protected] 9 points 3 weeks ago

depends if you think anonymous interactions are as impactful as people you actually know.

oh god, is this actually worse?

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[-] [email protected] 7 points 3 weeks ago

I always get confused in this thought. So if govt bans twitter(hypothesis) and these people spread to other better places, will they improve or is it better to leave these vile beings among themselves to rot in their twitter or whatever.

[-] [email protected] 16 points 3 weeks ago

A lot of these hateful beliefs are reinforced by these people’s filter bubbles. Forcing them to other places can improve the overall situation.

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[-] [email protected] 60 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

Then get the fuck off of it.

Seriously, it's on you the longer you stay on that shithole platform. Despite all of the warnings. All of the things Musk has done. You're still on it. Why? Besides member count, why? Why stick with something that actively hates you and works against your best interests?

"Because uh, muh friends..."

Get those friends off the fucking platform too. If they're staying behind, consider getting new friends.

Mastodon and Blue Sky are better alternatives. Get the fuck off of X. Get some damn self-respect for once.

[-] Zerfallen 32 points 3 weeks ago

I feel like the type of person reading your comment on Lemmy isn't the type of person that stays on a platform after it pulls shit they don't agree with.

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[-] Treczoks 60 points 3 weeks ago

X is the worst social media ~~app for LGBTQ+ people~~

Fixed that for you.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 3 weeks ago
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[-] nutsack 44 points 3 weeks ago

what the fuck is x? you mean Twitter

[-] NickwithaC 30 points 3 weeks ago

It's always ok to deadname twitter.

[-] [email protected] 13 points 3 weeks ago

Seriously. Elon Musk is power tripping to make all of us say his new branding.

And also an idiot for getting rid of the Twitter name and bird, which most companies would kill for to have that sort of household name recognition.

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[-] [email protected] 43 points 3 weeks ago

They could have left out, "for LGBTQ+ people" and it would have been just as accurate.

[-] Etterra 42 points 3 weeks ago

Let me fix that for ya...

X is the worst social media app ~~for LGBTQ+ people~~

No wait...

X is the worst ~~social media app for LGBTQ+ people~~

Oh almost forgot...

~~X~~ Twitter is the worst ~~social media app for LGBTQ+ people~~

There were go.

[-] [email protected] 39 points 3 weeks ago

Mastodon is pretty great for queer people. Better than lemmy I would say (and obviously better than the mainstream apps) ...

[-] [email protected] 36 points 3 weeks ago

Lemmy is probably the worst social network in terms of discrimination against Windows users.

[-] tabular 23 points 3 weeks ago

"Install Windows into walls, not computers" - Leviticus line 5056. Hate the sin, not the sinner.

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[-] [email protected] 6 points 3 weeks ago

Mastodon is pretty great for queer people. Better than lemmy I would say

That's a bit of a weird thing to say if you ask me, as Lemmy and Mastodon is both just the fediverse and they are connected. So surely it just depends who/what you follow?

[-] [email protected] 11 points 3 weeks ago

They are connected but in practice there is definitely a big separation between lemmy and mastodon.. you see mastodon posts on mastodon, lemmy posts on lemmy. yes its possible to view lemmy posts on mastodon but its fucking garbage integration, i have never seen a lemmy posts boosted on mastodon it just doesn't happen.. if I see a mastodon post here its in the form of a screen shot.. the communities are effectively separate

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[-] Cyberflunk 34 points 3 weeks ago

X is the worst social media app. Ftfy

[-] paraphrand 33 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

Oof, the article goes on to say all the platforms failed. X just failed a bit more.

This is going to lead to some “well, they’re all about the same.” discourse shenanigans.

[-] Etterra 29 points 3 weeks ago

What did TikTok do better than the rest? Be annoyingly vertical and short form?

[-] pivot_root 9 points 3 weeks ago

I'm genuinely surprised something owned partly by the Chinese government isn't at the bottom.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 3 weeks ago

On the Chinese only servers they forbsure don't allow it

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[-] [email protected] 7 points 3 weeks ago

Less accent on actual interactions between fellow consumers plus genZ prevalence?

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[-] [email protected] 14 points 3 weeks ago

I'm surprised those scores are so high honestly

It's fuckin hard being queer on social media

[-] radicalautonomy 8 points 3 weeks ago

I gotta say, I am pleasantly surprised by Lemmy. I almost never see anything but antifascist allies, and when I do those allies jump that motherfucker's shit.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 3 weeks ago

Lemmy has it's own dens of awful that simp pretty hard for dictators and some pretty shitty regimes

Luckily my instance is defederated from the worst one (IMO)

Lemmy is definitely a lot more accepting of queer people though which I really dig

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[-] [email protected] 20 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

I have not been active on Zuck platforms or Twitter in over 10 years and it is highly recommended. I haven't been on Reddit since the API changes killed Infinity app. Also recommended. Never touched TikTok or any of the zoomer social media platforms. Extremely recommended.

Amazingly if you just avoid the cesspit of constant engagement, regardless of your life circumstances, you will be happier.

Besides, most things that are genuinely funny or useful on Twitter just get screenshotted and shared via other means anyway.

[-] Jakdracula 7 points 3 weeks ago

I was an early beta tester for twitter. Didn’t “get it” then, and I still don’t “get it”.

I haven’t been on any Zuck platforms ever and left Reddit during the API mess, I also don’t use TikTok or LinkedIN and recommend to all leaving corporate social media.

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[-] [email protected] 15 points 3 weeks ago

This is Not news for queer* people.

I am in this instance using "Queer" to mean an umbrella for all who are othered by society.

I'm telling you that people with lifelong chronic disability, people who are sex workers, and people who are dispropotionately targeted by the law enforcement or the state, AND disenfranchised casually in everyday society because of their appearance and/or melanin levels...All have networks of contacts they have relied on for over a decade in many cases.

It was easy for me to get off Twitter but for a lot of people I care about, it'd mean severing so many important bonds...and I just thought this sentiment is something that someone reading might apply too, as well

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[-] [email protected] 15 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

Worse than Truth Social? Press X to doubt.

[-] drislands 9 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

That would require that it be a social media platform, as supposed to a money laundering front.

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[-] baru 6 points 3 weeks ago

Truth Social is just a way to get money to Trump. Scam/money laundering/bribing. With max a few million/year in revenue I wouldn't compare it to actual social media apps.

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[-] [email protected] 15 points 3 weeks ago

Twitter has never been great, just easy to use and widely adopted. It’s gotten worse under Musk and mostly appeals to the worst people left on the platform.

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[-] [email protected] 14 points 3 weeks ago

Well that makes sense, after all, Nazi bars do tend to be hostile to members of any minority group and Twitter is the biggest Nazi bar on the internet.

[-] kokesh 13 points 3 weeks ago

I would say for everyone...

[-] [email protected] 10 points 3 weeks ago

the worst, if you don't count Gab and Truth Social

[-] taiyang 9 points 3 weeks ago

Meanwhile, Tumblr is (or was?) incredibly queer back when I used it. Where's the love?

Reddit should have got a mention, but you know who really wins? Good ol' Lemmy-- LGBTQ (especially T) representing here. Although that's cheating cause we have blahaj, haha (not like the Fediverse will ever get mentioned, lol)

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[-] uebquauntbez 9 points 3 weeks ago

'X is the worst social media app' Period

[-] bigschnitz 8 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

Only the first 7 ~~letters~~ words of this headline are needed.

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[-] [email protected] 7 points 3 weeks ago

I dunno. I think X may be the least biased platform ever. It's complete shit regardless of who you are.

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[-] DarkCloud 7 points 3 weeks ago

Lgbt nation being surprisingly anti-lgbt by refusing to tell everyone the best social media website for lgbt folk.

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[-] Tattorack 7 points 3 weeks ago

I mean, yeah, that's true... On the basis that it's the worst social media platform for... Anything at all.

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