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As Twitter Activity Decreases (Twitter Channels the Remaining Traffic Into Fewer Accounts for 'Engagement''), Notifications Transition Into ICYMI Mode (SPAM)

Summary: When I left Twitter a month ago (account still online, but it'll never be active again) it felt like the platform had become a provocation machine, prioritising emotional reaction (e.g. clickbait) instead of substance one actually subscribed for ("followed"); it has gotten even worse since

The number of active users in social control media (even Free/decentralised/federated) is decreasing and the quality of such sites goes down the drain; they provoke or mess with emotions for more activity.

The other day, or the last/latest time I checked Twitter for notifications, I highlighted something that was likely new, unless it just "kicks in" for user retention purposes (panic mode; Facebook has its own notorious ways with emotional blackmail and time-delayed account closure). Today I see almost half a dozen in a row:

Twitter ICYMI
Believe it or not, this is my notifications bar; these aren't even accounts that I follow

It's bad enough that Twitter 'curates' (stuffs) into timelines things that I didn't ask for and had nothing to do with me. Now it does the same to notifications. It's basically becoming a noise machine, rapidly turning into a form of advertising, not a tool of communication. It's part of a broader trend, which I think should compel more people to leave for good. It's becoming more about indoctrination/propaganda than anything else.

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