Twitter, Emily, Casey Xu discussed on Native America Calling


Probably is. Okay. Too good to be true, probably is. Good information from Emily. We've got another call. My new listening on Casey Xu in San Jose. My new welcome to native America calling. Thank you. Sean. Hi, Brian. A radio, a community radio station in downtown San Jose. And your show all who native voice shows are aired from 6 to 11 Monday to Friday. And luckily, the corporation from Alaska paid or airing these shows. That's a shout out to the people to that having the show on. Well, in terms of Twitter, it's just a platform and a person is allowed to voice and I think even if you don't like what they're having to say. It doesn't mean that you have to believe it. It does not mean that you agree with it. But they have a voice. So, and I'm looking at the stats of the Twitter in terms of the revenue that is produced in 2020, it was under 4 million 4 $1 billion. $1 million sorry. And in 2021, it was 5 million dollars. So you wonder why must bought it and too bad the people. Scrubbing down and a lot of people are losing their jobs, but look around you. The tech industry is changing and that's life. Right. But there's gain for people who are on Twitter and there are people that are just browsing, we use Twitter specifically to reach out just like on Facebook and all the other social media because we have a radio station. Community is not profit radio station. My new I'm sorry, we're running low on time here for the show. But I do appreciate your comments. And again, just reminding us that ultimately, it's up to us as users to read responsibly and to think critically and pay attention. First and foremost, when we're using Twitter or any other social media platform. And let's go back to our guest, Emily, and Emily, I want to get your thought again. What can we do in addition to paying attention to some of these bots and making sure that information that we're receiving through Twitter is legitimate, any other tips or best practices to help us be more responsible social media users? Absolutely. If there's something that you see, you can go ahead and Google it and see if there's somewhere else where it's also printed just to confirm because they're often our claims that are made on Twitter. And if you just do triangulation, if you look for it someplace else, if it's there, there's a better chance that it's actually happening or it's present. You know, you can go to Twitter and find the most recent information, but that doesn't mean it's the only place you're going to find it. You need to confirm, you know, trust but verify. Okay. And how about you, Emily? Are you staying on Twitter for now? I am because it's not just for me a good resource, but it's also a place where I can read voices that don't otherwise have a voice that's a place where I can find other native folks, but also people who have chronic illness. It's really one of the only places for people who have chronic illness to actually have a place to talk freely. And I respect that and I want to be able to see and hear those voices. Yeah, it's interesting to think of all these communities that are there on Twitter and healthcare needs, elders, people that are in distress and do you meet, do you have a lot of people just reach out to you just for questions specifically, directed at you or for resources Emily through Twitter and other channels? Not as often as I'd like. I always like to be a resource, but sometimes that happens or other times I'll see somebody and I'll reach out to them because I'll have an answer to the question that they have. Or I'll connect them or I'll retweet them so that you can amplify their voice and they can find their resources they need. And do you think you'll try any of these new platforms we've been talking like Mastodon or some of these other ones? I don't have the energy right now. I mean, it starts to emerge as a place I need to go. I'll go there. But right now there's enough people on Twitter that I'm going to stay there and hope that we can write out this storm. Okay. And the verified blue check accounts, are you paying attention to those? I never paid attention to that. I mean, the people that I pay attention to are they don't need the blue check anyway. They've already got the credibility, right? For certain for certain, yeah, so really interesting discussion today with all of our guests and talking about Twitter and the future of Twitter. What does it mean? What does it mean for you? What does it mean for me? What does it mean for native communities and especially native Twitter? This is a very ongoing story, so I'm sure we're going to be hearing a lot more about Twitter in the months to come. And I'm sure we're all going to be influenced either directly as users or as followers. So unfortunately, we are going to have to wrap up our discussion now. I'd like to thank our guests, Tracy sorrel, doctor twyla baker, doctor Emily hazus, and aylan coochie for a riveting conversation about native Twitter. Join us on any sea again tomorrow for discussion about the ins and outs of forensic science. Until then, I'm Sean spruce. Thanks for listening. Are you a Native American healthcare provider, recovery counselor, social worker, domestic and sexual abuse advocate or traditional healer working in Native American communities? Doctor ruby Gibson will begin a 6 month advanced immersion in healing historical trauma. 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