the day that twitter went poof

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It all came crashing down

That Friday afternoon

When everyone began to panic

Thinking that the worst was coming

Social media was finally ending

The bubble burst

As all our lives begin to fade

Into the world away from webs

A place were people live in peace

No need to share our meals each day

For acquaintances who have no say.

I don’t really know what is going on with Twitter, aside from the fact that lots of people have been laid off. But scanning social media, I have seen people sharing all of their other details so that they don’t lose their Twitter friends ‘should the worst happen’.

I had to smile reading the Tweets, and seeing them a little like messages being put into a bottle and cast out to see. They are saying that the world is ending but I’m still here, don’t forget me.

Can you imagine if this is the end of the world as we know it? I won’t know what Karen from two doors down did at Crossfit this evening? I won’t know what Tim from work ate for breakfast, lunch and dinner? How will we all survive?

I do feel terrible for the people who have lost their job with no warning; and in this economic climate, it can’t be happening at a worse time. I really hope things start looking up soon.

<uch Love

Rachel xx

5 thoughts on “the day that twitter went poof

  1. Margot Kinberg

    It is funny how we share our lives online like that, Rachel, isn’t it? People do have this urge to let everyone know what they ate for breakfast, what’s on the box, and so on. I don’t know why, either, and I’m on Twitter (mostly because of my books). Like you, I feel terrible for those people who’ve been fired. I hope they land softly.

  2. Greg Dennison

    Given my feelings about Twitter and how things work there, and knowing what kind of people who work at Twitter, I feel a lot less sympathetic, but I suppose you’re right, I shouldn’t be judgmental like that.

      1. crispina kemp

        We may not have anything to look at soon. Everyone abandoning ship & Elon Musk threatening his remaining staff. To tramp over to Mastodon, or to hang on?

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