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How to prepare for life after Twitter

By Brian X. Chen

16 Nov 2022 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

Elon Musk's Twitter takeover has taught us an array of valuable lessons. The New York Times shares some thoughts on the future of Twitter and our dependency on social media.

Sheer chaos has surrounded Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter over the last few weeks. More than half of Twitter’s employees have been fired or have resigned. The verification system no longer means much. And some users have reported problems with security features. So if you have an account on the social network, what do you do?

Unfortunately, there is no simple answer. But this continuing spectacle presents an opportunity for us to learn how to have healthier relationships with social platforms so we are not dependent on any one of them.

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