Especially now the Mr. Musk is threatening to put up a general pay wall around X. At least I don't plan to pay real money to retain access to that garbage dump fire. It will be interesting to see what Amtrak does for their wobbly Alert system. I hope they have at least fired the crew that chose Twitter as their primary Alerting platform by now.Don't worry, it'll certainly fail again. They need a long-term solution.
Honestly, as one who never has used X/Twitter etc, why would one want to Pay Musk to use it???( and to read all the garbage on it!!)Just read on FB that Amtrak Alerts are back on X/Twitter.
Nevermind, still only seeing the two alerts when I first posted this.
Musk, during a meeting with Netanyahu within the last few days, has said that he intends to institute a per account charge and remove all accounts that do not agree to pony up. It is just a question when, not if, at this point. His argument is that this will eliminate the scourge of bots, since they will also cease to be free, and at least a funding source will become visible.You don't pay for a regular personal account, it is still free. You don't pay Musk. However, advertisers and data miners pay, as do corporate users (and some folks who want special status.) His policies have made it a less attractive company to do business with, hence the exodus of users, large and small.
I don't pay to use Twitter; I'm subjected to advertising.Honestly, as one who never has used X/Twitter etc, why would one want to Pay Musk to use it???( and to read all the garbage on it!!)
Remember when the Internet was going to be "Free" for everyone???
TANSTAAFLRemember when the Internet was going to be "Free" for everyone???
What many of us are looking for is the alerts that tell us why trains are running late (like due to downed trees, etc). Yes, we can all use Amtrak Status and the the 3rd party websites/apps to get the basic info (times), but some of us crave more info.I don't tweet (although the hubby does). When I needed to check train status for the trains my kids were coming home from college on, I'd use the Amtrak app (on my phone) or that third-party interactive map (on PC and phone) which shows the current location of each train, with further status details if you mouse over/tap on that train's number.