Twitter‘s situation is critical . Since Elon Musk bought the social network for 44,000 million dollars, the state of the platform has not stopped deteriorating. The tycoon wants to completely change the application and this has only generated controversy both among users and among the workers themselves. To such an extent that his disappearance seems to be imminent.
Elon Musk has eliminated telecommuting and imposed long working hours on employees with the aim of “improving” Twitter. However, these decisions are taking their toll and it is that of 7,500 people who worked for the company , only 238 remain, according to the data revealed last night. A rather negative context that augurs a bad omen and that is why it is time to find an alternative.
Twitter: chronicle of a death announced
Since Elon Musk made the decision to buy Twitter, users began to expect the worst. Since taking over the social network, Musk has sought to introduce somewhat controversial measures, such as payment verification that has given so much talk. This, together with the pressure to which it seeks to submit its workers, has caused the vast majority to leave the company.
As a consequence, this can cause the application to close if it does not find a way to save the situation. Likewise, and in the worst case, you have to look for alternatives to Twitter before the possible closure of the platform and these 3 apps that we have selected could be the ideal substitutes.
The best of the options in our opinion is Mastodon, one of the best-known social networks after the dominant ones in the sector. The influx of users has increased considerably from October 27 to today. So they have more than a million and a half active users.
Mastodon’s main asset is that you can use Fedifinder to find the accounts you follow on Twitter and see which ones are on the other platform. In this way, you will be able to interact again with the people you know. Although it is true that the interface is somewhat more complex than that of Twitter, but you will see how easy it is to learn to master, since there are very similar aspects.
Another option to replace Twitter is Counter Social. The problem is that this application is not as popular in Spain, but its format so similar to the bird’s social network forces us to include it on this list. In such a way that if it gains a reputation among the Hispanic community it could become a replacement for guarantees. The platform is run by a single user to whom you can make monthly donations for their work and to obtain a Pro account.
Counter Social boasts some really interesting features, such as the possibility of sharing 500-character posts and exhaustive control against bots, trolls and fake news . In addition, you can create or join communities of all kinds to talk or see opinions about your interests. An interesting quality for many is that the posts appear in chronological order.
Many will know Tumblr, a social network that several years ago had the presence of a huge number of users. The main difference compared to Twitter is that it is not so oriented to publish text , but rather images, since it is more visual, but it does not reach the extreme of Pinterest or Instagram. For this reason we ask ourselves, why not return to this application with what it meant not so long ago?
It is more of a platform for discussion similar to a blog. Its interface is quite striking and simple to use . Not to mention that the passage of time has favored him excessively. A different alternative to Twitter, but one that surely manages to captivate you again through a simple and non-toxic mechanism.