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Social Media Frustrations

You know I’m trying to sign up for other social networks in anticipation of the great Twitter shake-up (I’m not leaving Twitter, but I’m not not looking at other doors). But it sucks. I tried signing up for Ello, purported to be a social network for artists. (Hey, I’m an artist!) But after I click the confirmation code, it prompts me to enter a username and password, which I haven’t registered for yet. And when I click “Discover Ello”, nothing happens.

Mastodon forces me to “choose a server”. What the hell does that mean? I don’t want to limit myself to who/what’s on a certain server. I want to follow cool people, witty people, people I admire.

Imagine if I was a capital A author and I had to sign up and market myself on all these places. Constant tweets and quotes and pictures every day, just to produce content.

As long as social media contains blocks that require any learning curve or sectionalization to sign up to, Twitter is going to keep being the king of the ring.

Eric Juneau is a software engineer and novelist on his lunch breaks. In 2016, his first novel, Merm-8, was published by eTreasures. He lives in, was born in, and refuses to leave, Minnesota. You can find him talking about movies, video games, and Disney princesses at http://www.ericjuneaubooks.com where he details his journey to become a capital A Author.

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