Ditching Twitter and Facebook

Astute followers may have noticed that I am not posting to Twitter or Facebook very much. However, I am still using social media! I would like to tell you about cool places to follow Arnemancy activity without selling your soul and personal information.

How to get Arnemancy updates

Every time a new blog post or podcast episode is posted, notification goes out on the Arnemancy Telegram channel. Note that there is also an Arnemancy Chat channel on Telegram.

However, the best way to get updates probably remains subscribing to the RSS feed for the website. If you already have an RSS reader, you can find the Arnemancy RSS feed at this link.

And if you just want to subscribe to the podcast, here is a subscription link for that!

If all of that seems too complicated, then you can sign up for the Arnemancy Newsletter and get updates straight to your mailbox.

What about social media?

About a month ago, shortly after Twitter became X, the logo changed for the app on my phone and I just felt so disgusted that I promptly uninstalled it. I just didn’t want to be associated with that website anymore. I had already started exploring Mastodon, so I decided to just make the move over to that platform instead.

I have heard that Mastodon has a reputation for being difficult to understand, but it doesn’t have to be. Wired has posted an excellent guide to getting started with Mastodon. And when you are ready, you can find both of my accounts there:

In addition, Wiz Biz with Alexx and Erik has been moving away from Twitter X, and you can find us at @wizbizpodcast.bsky.social on Bluesky.

What about Facebook?

I took the Facebook and Instagram apps off of my phone at least a year ago, and freeing myself from those services has been incredibly liberating! While I may still have some automation software that posts automatically to Facebook, I mostly ignore everything from Meta now. It feels good.

But I would really love to see more of you on Mastodon, so come on over and find me!

One Comment

Reverend Erik

Ironically, when posting this, I received notice that my IFTTT connection to Facebook was broken. I can’t figure out how to fix it, so there may not be any more automated posts to the Arnemancy Facebook page.


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