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ColinC

(8,366 posts)
Tue Dec 13, 2022, 04:20 PM Dec 2022

Did you delete your twitter account?


57 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Yes
13 (23%)
No and I have no plans to delete it.
17 (30%)
Not yet, but I plan to.
3 (5%)
Something else (please state below)
2 (4%)
I never had a twitter account and never will.
21 (37%)
I never had a twitter account but plan on making one.
1 (2%)
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Did you delete your twitter account? (Original Post) ColinC Dec 2022 OP
No I'm still planning to fight the bullshit! Initech Dec 2022 #1
I'm with you on that! CaptainTruth Dec 2022 #2
Yeah if we cave, they win! Initech Dec 2022 #9
❤️ ✿❧🌿❧✿ ❤️ Lucinda Dec 2022 #4
I'm with you. revmclaren Dec 2022 #7
I think I signed up for one BillyBobBrilliant Dec 2022 #3
Not sure why people keep asking. brooklynite Dec 2022 #5
It just keeps getting worse ColinC Dec 2022 #6
As previously stated, I've muted the RW voices. brooklynite Dec 2022 #10
At this point it becomes an issue of funding right wing extremism ColinC Dec 2022 #12
I'm not responding to any of the ads so I'm not funding him. brooklynite Dec 2022 #13
And as long as you don't share posts without fact checking them constantly ColinC Dec 2022 #14
How do you delete a Twitter account? Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2022 #8
You deactivate it, then wait thirty days without logging in ColinC Dec 2022 #11
Thanks so much for that. I had looked before and didnt Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2022 #19
Yes mercuryblues Dec 2022 #15
I have joined Post. (Post.news) Ms. Toad Dec 2022 #16
Only reason I've kept it running is I'm watching a replacement project. rogue emissary Dec 2022 #17
Can't delete what I never had. /nt sdfernando Dec 2022 #18
How about if you don't want anything to do with Twitter, you just go right on and do that? Emrys Dec 2022 #20
Yes. I deleted. I will not be an asset to that piece of garbage. nt Maru Kitteh Dec 2022 #21
I logged out of my second attempt at keeping an account, but think I won't ever remember Backseat Driver Dec 2022 #22
I'd do it Genki Hikari Dec 2022 #23
yes, sadly. Elon's "pronoun tweet" was a step too far BlueWaveNeverEnd Dec 2022 #24
After I learned that he used his platform to bully a former employee ColinC Dec 2022 #25
my account still exists but i've been logged out since the day musk took over Takket Dec 2022 #26

brooklynite

(95,193 posts)
10. As previously stated, I've muted the RW voices.
Tue Dec 13, 2022, 05:01 PM
Dec 2022

Still able to follow the responsible accounts without any interference.

ColinC

(8,366 posts)
12. At this point it becomes an issue of funding right wing extremism
Tue Dec 13, 2022, 05:05 PM
Dec 2022

As well as perpetuating misinformation within left wing circles which are usually left unchecked and reshared due to confirmation bias.

ColinC

(8,366 posts)
14. And as long as you don't share posts without fact checking them constantly
Tue Dec 13, 2022, 05:09 PM
Dec 2022

I’m sure you aren’t contributing to disinformation either

ColinC

(8,366 posts)
11. You deactivate it, then wait thirty days without logging in
Tue Dec 13, 2022, 05:02 PM
Dec 2022

And it will be deleted along with all information associated with it.




Open the official Twitter app on your iPhone or iPad (or head to twitter.com)
Tap your profile picture – or swipe from left to right
Choose Settings and Support then Settings and privacy
Now tap Your account at the top
At the bottom, choose Deactivate your account
Choose a Reactivation period (30 days or 12 months)
Read the disclaimers, tap Deactivate
Enter your password and follow the prompts to delete your account



https://9to5mac.com/2022/10/31/delete-twitter-account-iphone/

A fail safe would be to create a random password that you can copy and paste and change your password before deleting it. This will prevent you from being able to log in impulsively before the 30 days are over.
 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
19. Thanks so much for that. I had looked before and didnt
Tue Dec 13, 2022, 06:01 PM
Dec 2022

See it as an option. I *think* if you do that all your followers get dropped. I have to figure out if I care about that or not first.

Ms. Toad

(34,179 posts)
16. I have joined Post. (Post.news)
Tue Dec 13, 2022, 05:16 PM
Dec 2022

Last edited Tue Dec 13, 2022, 08:42 PM - Edit history (1)

I rarely interact with twitter (aside from following links from here). My last two interactions there were August and November. But it is sometimes handy to have a login, so I'll delete my (former) work account but keep my personal one.

Post. so far looks to be an interesting place. The interface is pretty and relatively easy to use. Lots of people are posting photos - so there's that visual appeal, as well. It is not accessible by default, but there are calls to make it more accessible - and the site owners have been pretty responsive to user requests (it's in beta right now). It is ultimately more likely to be accessible than Mastadon since it there is a single set of rules (rather than each server creating their own), and it doesn't have the complexity of multiple servers - which makes it more accessible from a technological standpoint.

About 2 weeks ago they let everyone on the waiting list in - not sure what the status is now - but the waits have been short.

ETA: My former work account has been deactivated - so I've contributed one account to anyone tracking the number of deactivations.

rogue emissary

(3,148 posts)
17. Only reason I've kept it running is I'm watching a replacement project.
Tue Dec 13, 2022, 05:18 PM
Dec 2022

Keep an eye on


https://spoutible.com/

Christopher Bouzy is associated with it.


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Emrys

(7,296 posts)
20. How about if you don't want anything to do with Twitter, you just go right on and do that?
Tue Dec 13, 2022, 06:24 PM
Dec 2022

And good luck to you.

Others will make their own decisions, and continually nagging and asking are unlikely to change their minds.

Backseat Driver

(4,414 posts)
22. I logged out of my second attempt at keeping an account, but think I won't ever remember
Tue Dec 13, 2022, 06:38 PM
Dec 2022

my password to get back in, LOL! They suspended my first account for some reason...guess I never actually tweeted and/or thought I was either a bot or troll??? No twit here!

 

Genki Hikari

(1,766 posts)
23. I'd do it
Tue Dec 13, 2022, 06:55 PM
Dec 2022

But I can't remember the password and I don't dare email them to reset it. Who knows what filth they'd infect my computer with now?

I only had the account as a study group contact point back when I took some college classes to freshen up my knowledge base/get back in the academic swing of things for grad school. Cancer sorta derailed the grad school plans, and the medical bills pretty much eradicated what I'd planned to use for tuition. So I had a lot more on my mind for a while there than accessing Twitter or erasing an account I no longer needed.

...Still want to get that MS, even if I'm too old now to do anything with it.

ColinC

(8,366 posts)
25. After I learned that he used his platform to bully a former employee
Tue Dec 13, 2022, 07:35 PM
Dec 2022

With conspiracy theories that he’s a child molester because he is gay, so much that the man had to relocate his family: I will never associate myself with anything that I know that piece of shit owns.

Takket

(21,760 posts)
26. my account still exists but i've been logged out since the day musk took over
Tue Dec 13, 2022, 07:41 PM
Dec 2022

i am (foolishly) hopeful that someday the scumbag will cut his losses and leave and i can turn my account back on.

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