I'm currently waiting for a video clip to render, so rather than sit on my arse and twiddle my thumbs, I've decided to pen some thoughts about Twitter, which is, in my personal opinion, one of the jewels of the Internet in the past decade. Sure, Facebook may be bigger, YouTube more content rich, and Instagram more "in", but there is something uniquely chaotic about Twitter that makes it that bit more fun that its peers. I guess that it is probably no coincidence then that it is the broadcasting tool of choice of a certain Donald Trump, part-time loud mouth, part time President of the United States of America, and full-time connoisseur of loose women everywhere.
Why do I love Twitter? It isn't the current posting limit of 280 characters, although that does have the effect of forcing posters to be brief and concise in their thoughts, rather than allow for the rambling bollocks you find elsewhere. Nor is it the fact that the user interface is a load of antiquated bobbins, subject to constant change and reinvention, yet lacking in even basic facilities such as Edit button. No, in the end, it boils down to the fact that Twitter is, of all the social media platforms currently available, the most egalitarian of the lot, with a relatively chaotic and uncensored way of allowing you to interact online with other people as and how you deem fit, without a big nanny being in place to monitor or cajole you.
The most important bonus with using Twitter is the relative lack of censorship compared to other social media platforms, especially of visual content such as photos and videos. Thus, while Instagram will pounce on you if you accidentally post a photo showing a stray nipple (or rapidly delete you account if there are multiple instances of even minor nudity), with Twitter, anything goes, so long as whatever you post is legal and is marked as being sensitive in nature. Is it any wonder then that it is so bloody popular with porn actresses and escorts alike? Provided you stick to the rules, you have the opportunity to build up a interactive fanbase showing your wares off in the most explicit fashion possible, all of which is free to use and so, so much more effective than traditional advertising mediums. Obviously, this freedom from censorship is never absolute, as anyone who has ever had the misfortune of being shadowbanned will attest, nor should anyone put all their eggs in one basket by using it as their only marketing mechanism, but as some rather popular ladies have shown over the years, provided you put the effort in to post content in an interesting and consistent manner, then you will be rewarded in the long run.
More importantly than the censoring of photos though is that of thought. Compared to the walled garden that is Facebook, you'll find a greater variety of voices on Twitter, or, at the very least, you'll find it easier to find a greater variety of voices and opinions which are different to your own. FB, by contrast, comes across as more conformist in nature, in that if you happen to believe in something which is against the flow, you'll either be banned outright by its moderating staff, or you'll just be conveniently overlooked by the mysterious "algorithm" which is there to take the blame should anything happen to go wrong. In a way, it is fairly similar to message boards, especially those of a specialist nature (as you find in the punting world), where if you don't fit in with the long-standing crowd of familiar posters or with the belief sets of the board owners, then you are essentially fucked, as you are going to end up being little more than the online version of a persona non grata, logging in to a site but finding you have nobody whom you can really chat to without being shouted down. For something which is already so exclusionary and privacy oriented like the sex industry, this can be rather disheartening, particularly with new escorts or clients, who often have nobody to relate to in the real world.With Twitter, this is irrelevant, as you can follow or unfollow whoever you like, so you aren't really going to be left out of any particular discussion which interests you. Now obviously, Twitter isn't perfect, as you'll still have to confront your fair share of trolls and online harassment, but in the main, you'll find that you are generally going to be accepted for who you are (or whoever your online persona happens to be).
Well, the video clip is now complete, so I'll end up my musings here. There is no moral to this post, for rather like Twitter, it isn't up to me to tell you what you should do, follow or think. Nor, for that matter, will I be begging you to follow our Twitter account or those of our ladies (like Cheryl and Annalynne), or even such creative gems like faceandpussy or "Wetherspoons", as that is entirely up to you whether you choose to follow us. What I will suggest though is giving Twitter a try if you haven't done so before. If you're afraid of being caught out, set up a disposable e-mail address, and then sign up from a different browser. As the saying goes "Free your mind, and your ass will follow" - you really will not regret venturing onto Twitter, as it will definitely open your mind up to the world in a way which you will never regret.