“Black Twitter” has been a goldmine for “hot takes”, absurdly popular generic tweets, and bizarre historical revisionism. And now, the time has come for “Black Twitter” to emancipate themselves from the social media sphere and to interact on their own platform unencumbered by other groups. Blitter, which at first glance seems to be a contraction of the words “black” and “twitter”, actually stands for “a circuit, sometimes as a coprocessor or a logic block on a microprocessor, dedicated to the rapid movement and modification of data within a computer’s memory”, according to their Twitter page.
Blitter is available in the iTunes App Store and will be offering an app for Android in the near future. So far, Blitter has been an impressive and user-friendly social media platform with some similarities to Twitter and Gab. Blitter’s logo is a cartoon of a large black feline, possibly referring to a political movement. On their Twitter bio, they claim to “not condone racism, sexism, harassment, bots, or hate speech.”
Blitter has received several 5-star reviews and currently enjoying a 4.8-star rating in the iTunes App Store. As Twitter and Facebook have become increasingly censorious, users with dissident opinions have flocked to alternative social media platforms such as Gab, Minds, and Wrongthink. As a result of this, there seems to be a significant demand for alternative social media platforms across certain groups, be it on political or racial grounds.
Orwell & Goode
Orwell & Goode (a pun for “all well and good”) is a Youtuber, blogger, and an economics masters degree student. His main interests lie in documenting the decline of the Western world and identifying economic policies which may shape society for better or worse. He is the host of the “All Well and Good Show” and the co-host of news round-up “Waking Up The West” on YouTube.
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