Tech people, should I be on Twitter? It's starting to feel like a huge prerequisite in most places to connect. How much am I losing not being on there?

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You’re not missing anything. Especially now when it’s almost expected for you to use the n word as the bar of entry

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Left Twitter years ago after being on there for a a few months, the toxicity outweighed the value of some of the content in my opinion. Granted of course that I was younger with a less curated focus of interests. I found that I lost a lot of time looking for content that I actually want to engage with. I find that on more niche or rather more robust content platforms, this just comes to me. Was wondering if there'd be more any more networking value seeing as lot of influential tech people live there basically.

Twitter might not exist in a few years so nah.

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Haha, a spicy take right now😂🌶 thanks for chiming in though

I used to use twitter as an RSS feed reader on steroids, but I never used it for networking. I now switched to a standard RSS reader and ditched all the social nonsense I was losing time on with Twitter. It is useful if you want to work on personal branding and/or technical writing and gain exposure - otherwise is pretty useless IMO.

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Yes, referring to technical writing on Twitter, it’s mostly people tweeting their articles on Medium xD

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