Stop mirroring your Twitter account to the fediverse, especially these retweets of a single picture without any caption or comment.

We used to say the Web had shrunk to four websites where people posted only screenshots from the other three, let's not add a fifth one to that dumpster fire.

@jkb Indeed. I've never been a twit user and I will never, ever click on a link that leads there. ditto for fb.

@gemlog A couple minutes ago I came across one of these mirror accounts, the bio simply said something like "I'm on Twitter, got here if you want to talk to me".

The audacity.

@jkb First, that absolutely true and disgustingly arrogante for them to say that.
Second, it's a great piece of sound editing s/w! :-)

@jkb totally agree. this is evil and inconsiderate. twitter is for-profit, commercial and proprietary, funded by governments and private organizations; most mastodon instances are shared, single-user-financed, non-profit, federated with others of the same. wasting the resources of the financially strapped is a crime. it is stealing and slavery. stealing from the hardworking struggler to give to the rich. #mymouthfull @gemlog

@nergal @gemlog I was thinking in terms of content quality and signal/noise ratio, but the resource waste is an interesting point of view

@InternetKevin Good thing I have notifications turned off except for mentions, that sure blew up way more than I could have expected

@jkb I agree with you it is stupid to see that on here. Left Twitter behind because it became too spamming, extremist, political misinformation. Also all the privacy and security concerns.

@jkb What's the problem with mirroring?
I am quite happy to find some content here, that otherwise I could not find here

@KitKat Cross-posting is fine, automatic mirroring is not because it grabs things out of context and many of them are Twitter-specific.

I was complaining because of a retweet of a picture from a locked Twitter account, no context was provided nor could be found.

As someone pointed out it would be nice if Twitter provided a proper gateway to the Fediverse that would allow actual interaction instead of just getting a copy. It's quite unlikely that this will ever happen, though.

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