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Editor’s Note: We’re Done With Twitter. Here Are Better Options to Follow Us on Social Media

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When we launched StreetsblogMASS in 2019, we relied on Twitter as our primary social media outlet for sharing stories and inviting discussion among our readers.

The platform's change in ownership a year ago gave us some cause for concern about the platform's future. Our state government already wastes millions of dollars trying to solve climate change by writing checks to rich people who buy Teslas – so why should any of us waste our valuable time on another half-baked hyperloop grift?

So for most of 2023, we maintained a minimal presence on "", posting basic headlines there but moving most of our social media attention to other platforms.

But as 2023 draws to a close, we've concluded that it's time to wash ourselves entirely of the website.

Under Musk's direction, the website has become a sewer of misinformation and hate speech, and like many others, we've concluded that it's time to preserve our honor by removing all our content from the platform.

Meanwhile, we're branching out with new ways to share our headlines and participate in conversations about the news we cover.

Here are a few of the new ways you can stay in touch with us:

New daily email newsletters

We've offered a weekly headline digest since we launched StreetsblogMASS in early 2019. Before, when we were only publishing two or three stories a week, it didn't make much sense for us to offer a daily newsletter. But now that we've added Grecia White as a staff writer, we're regularly publishing original reporting on a near-daily basis. We'll continue to offer the weekly roundup, which goes out on Fridays, but if you want to receive more frequent updates, sign up for the new daily newsletter here.

Our new subreddit is a place where we post our own stories, but it's also a place where we can share other interesting transportation news from elsewhere, and where we can discuss the news and interact with our readers.

On Instagram, we've started posting photography and videos from our reporting along with informative captions. If you enjoy glamour shots of bollards and stormwater infrastructure, this is for you.


Like many former Twitter users, we've found a robust community on Mastodon. In addition to the official StreetsblogMASS account, you can also follow our editor, Christian MilNeil, at


We're also trying out the new Instagram Twitter-clone, Threads. It's our understanding that this account could eventually merge with our Mastodon account, but in the meantime we'll try to post headlines in both locations.

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