Paul Graham, a widely respected venture capitalist who’s been supportive Elon Musk’s efforts at TwitterHe had his Twitter account Sunday suspension

Suspension followed a Tweet by Graham “This is the last straw. I give up. You can find a link to my new Mastodon profile on my site.” 

This tweet says it all he This link is to a new Twitter policy That bans users from connecting to social media platforms other than Facebook and Instagram. MastodonTruth Social and Tribel.

This policy forbids you from using any other means to circumvent the rules, including writing. “instagram dot com/username” Avoid creating an actual link. 

It appears Graham’s account Because he wrote, “You can find a link to my new Mastodon profile on my site.” This could be considered by Twitter As an example of a workaround.

The Sunday Review Reached out Twitter but didn’t receive an immediate reply; however, after we reached out to the company, Graham’s account It was not ended.

Gergely Orosz, a technology author, noted the suspension by himself Twitter account, writing, “Paul Graham – founder of Y Combinator, and someone who was supportive of Elon Musk since the Twitter takeover – announced he’s taking a break from Twitter, and suggested people can find his Mastodon account on his website. He was banned a few hours later. I cannot believe it…”

Howard Lerman a co-founder of Many startups in tech also surprised by this statement. tweeting: “Paul Graham (formerly @paulg) defines literally every attribute one could hope for on a social network: Profound, civil, thoughtful, honest, direct, polite, active, responsive to all, inclusive. I’m sure I missed a lot of things he is. And I’m really going to him him on here.”

There are more MastodonThe most popular alternative is Twitter For users who are tired of Musk’s chaos, Graham himself remained characteristically diplomatic, writing: “I haven’t ‘left Twitter.’ I just don’t want to keep using it while it’s banning links to other sites. Plus given the way things are going, it seemed like a good time to learn more about Mastodon.”

He continued, “FWIW I still hope Elon succeeds with Twitter. Why wish failure on anyone? But for me, not letting people post links to their other accounts was just too much.”

Other commentators also commented on suspension. Alexis Ohanian is the founder and general partner. of VC firm 776, noted Graham’s stature as Silicon Valley “royalty.” He tweeted Sunday: “Wild. @PaulG got suspended (for *sending folks to his website for a link to his mastadon). This is gonna get really, really interesting. PG is SV royalty.”

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