dear twitter refugees.
if you are to post links back to twitter, please consider using nitter.net or a mirror instead. just replace “twitter.com” with “nitter.net” in the url, or use one of the mirror urls. this lets us see the content but stripped of the surveillance apperatus and sign up nags.
here is a list of mirrors.
@zens I was unaware of nitter. Thanks.
A separate discussion elsewhere is what word to use to describe migrants from Twitter to Mastodon. "Refugee" has come up as disrespectful to meatspace refugees. I'm proposing "emigre" as an alternative. I'm curious to know what others think.
People fleeing political or religious persecution are refugees. The second half of the definition hints at that.
Leaving Twitter, it has been argued, doesn't have the same gravitas as humans being physically and mentally abused.
For context, I used the word refugee, and it was asked if I could not. I thought it was worth the effort to come up with a one-word pithy alternative, so a trip to OneLook suggested "emigre".
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