Earlier in the week, I had heard from others that Bette Midler had closed down her official site, and then soon after, I was asked about her Facebook page. The Facebook page was definitely gone, but with her Official Site, it was up with just her signature in white on a black background. I thought maybe it was being used as a placeholder as they worked on maybe a new design.
Then I remembered, well I don’t need to guess, I’ll just email. LOL So I emailed and got a verification that yes her website and Facebook site were no longer. I asked “why?” and was told lack of traffic. Fair enough. Her website was static in that there were hardly any new changes made to it to keep you coming back. So I can see why they would just rather let it go. The same thing applied to her Facebook page. Anyway, people are starting to leave that platform in droves.
Bette Midler does love Twitter, so I expect her to be on there quite a bit. Also the Instagram site is still up, too, but I won’t be surprised if that goes too. There’s very little action on there either. And anyway, why do we have to be on so many platforms anyway? It’s not healthy and I’m thinking she did the right thing.
I feel comfortable doing this. I hate all the other social media sites in general. The only thing I like about Facebook is writing my thoughts out, but unfortunately some people don’t want to read that shit. So soon I’ll be taking that somewhere else, in my comfort zone. Bette has found her comfort zone in Twitter. So good on her.