I usually try not to let political or worldview matters show in my presence as a composer, but the recent acquisition of Twitter by one Elon Musk really struck a chord in me. The way this man paves the way for fake news and aggressive alt-right users on Twitter and the way he treats his employees is nothing that I approve or want to part of.
This is why I decided to deactivate my Twitter accounts. For a short period of time I will leave it up and running, only to see who’s still active and ask them to join me on my new platform. But I guess at the end of this year it’s gonna be good-bye.
I have very fond memories and I met quite a few interesting people on Twitter, including the wonderful podcast hosts Erik Woods from Cinematic Sound Radio and Christopher Coleman from The Soundcast, also Kristen “It’s complicated” Romanelli and lots of others. Dane Walker who gave me feedback on some of my compositions is worth a mention, also Randy Andrews from Soundtrack Alley who was the first to interview me about my music for “Batman: The Bat-Murderer”. And lots of love go to the late Ian Crabb from Sideshow Sound Theatre who was incredibly gentle and reassuring during our interview.
I apologize to all others that I haven’t mentioned, but it’s not too late to refreshen our relationships, because I’m not leaving the internet completely. I’m just starting anew.
At the time being I’m exploring new social networks, and I’ve already signed up for Mastodon which is part of the federated social universe. The idea of a network comprised of independent parts that can’t be bought and governed is promising and it works like a charm. The sign-up process seems a bit complicated at first because you might think it matters for which server you register, but it really doesn’t and you can move accounts later on if you feel like it. The point is, every person no matter on which Mastodon server, can follow any other person from any other server, so in the end it doesn’t matter which server you choose.
If you don’t want to leave Twitter behind already, there are also tools available which publish your tweets on Twitter AND Mastodon. Anyway, let’s keep in touch and try build a new community over there!
See you on the other side!