Nibel, who ran one of the most popular Twitter accounts for gaming news, said goodbye Twitter.
In a message uploaded to his now-private account, Nibel announced his decision to “spend my time and efforts elsewhere and move away from Twitter.” Nibel grew in popularity over the years for disseminating gaming news from many places, most notably through profile images of anime such as Mob Psycho 100. He has a sizable following, with approximately 450,000 followers at the time of writing.
In a Patreon post, Nibel expounded on his choice to abandon Twitter. The first was that he “was unable to construct a compelling and viable Patreon, as evidenced by the number of patrons stagnating throughout the first weekend and the first (of many) pledges being deleted in the first week.” He thanked patrons for their support and said he would investigate reimbursements for recent contributions and immediately discontinue billing.
He went on to add that Twitter had also forced him to take a break from his work.
“I don’t think Twitter has yet experienced competent leadership, and this tendency will not change with Musk,” alluding to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who officially seized control of Twitter last week after acquiring the social media behemoth for $44 billion (about $60 billion). “I don’t have faith in the platform.” I don’t believe Musk and his seemingly limitless immaturity. I do not believe Twitter will collapse overnight, but it may fade gradually. “Why squander any more time?”
Nibel concluded his statement by stating that he will keep the Twitter account active (“at least for now”) so that individuals will not cause problems with the handle. In fact, Nibel scolded Twitter for making it hard to get verified, because many accounts were pretending to be him and spreading fake news because of this.
Following Musk’s takeover, Nibel is the latest to declare his departure from Twitter. Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes, singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, and Bill & Ted star Alex Winter are among many who have done so.
Musk’s first weekend as CEO of Twitter has already been marred by several issues. Musk recently published a bogus news item on the recent attack on Paul Pelosi, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Musk deleted the post quietly because he didn’t want to take responsibility for spreading a conspiracy theory to his more than 110 million followers.
Musk, on the other hand, plans to charge $20 (about CAD $27.31) per month for Twitter verification and has threatened to fire employees if the change is not made by November 7.