Last week I wrote about the issue with Elon Musk’s Twitter in the New Year and how that will affect your career.
With all the upheaval, it’s hard to determine where the platform is going to be by the end of 2023, and I stated that we need to think about alternatives. We shouldn’t put all our eggs in one basket in case the social media giant runs off the rails.
Thinking positive, everything could be just fine… but then again, some disturbing signs are written on the wall that it’s going to be rocky. One such sign was the bizarre still unexplained removal of Pineapple Support’s account back on January 2 then the reinstatement on the 9th after some pleading.
Thank you all so much for your support. 💙 pic.twitter.com/3h7OwoNffE
— Pineapple Support (@PineappleYSW) January 10, 2023
If you’re not familiar with Pineapple Support, they’re the mental health go-to spot for the adult industry. What possible reason could Twitter have for removing a company that provides a much-needed service to sex workers other than “you and anyone associated with you” is not wanted?
Whatever the case, we’ve got to be proactive.
The adult industry needs to have a Plan B in case things get hairy and we can no longer call Twitter the “best” of the platforms for “allowing” our content.
I’m happy to say that this is on YNOT’s mind first and foremost so we’re launching a Mastodon Server to “assure the availability and reliability of an adult-friendly social media platform for use by the industry,” as stated by CEO and co-owner Connor Young.
For the non-techies out there, what exactly is a Mastodon Server?
As explained by Connor: “Mastodon is like Twitter, with this big difference — it’s de-centralized, so anyone can set up and run their own Mastodon server. When you sign up for a Mastodon account, you pick a server, then you set the rules. YNOT’s server will be adult industry friendly. Anyone using it can see posts/people on any other server unless that server specifically blocks ours.”
What does that mean for cammers?
It means you’ve got a safe haven to talk to fans, friends, post photos, discuss the industry, and more, if Twitter goes under or decides they’ll no longer allow sex workers to post. Going one step further, you’d be smart to copy/paste your current Twitter posts into YNOT’s Mastodon server as you make them.
That way, you’ll be building up a safe backup and won’t have to start from scratch in case your Twitter account suddenly gets banned.
Connor said it best: “Having a server that’s moderated by a trusted adult industry company like YNOT presents a big advantage to everyone in the industry. It’s ideal for fans, models, and industry professionals alike – and we invite everyone who appreciates and supports the adult industry to sign up.”
To set up your account and learn more head over to YNOTNetwork.com.
Photo credit: iStock.com/pp76
Alyssa Collins hails from Minnesota, where snowy days were the perfect excuse to stay warm inside and write. Over the years, she turned that joy into a career and has authored numerous articles for various publications (under pen names). Email Alyssa via email@example.com.