Shock: What? He’s offered to buy Twitter? That makes no sense! What’s up with that? Why would he need to do that?
Denial: I can’t believe he is going through with the deal. What is he thinking? Maybe he’ll do the right thing. Maybe it won’t be so bad.
Pain: Yikes! It hurts in here. I can’t believe what I’m seeing! The increasing level of vile hate is staggering! The trolls are loose! I really don’t like it here!
Anger and Bargaining: Maybe I’ll just say in here for a little while. It really can’t be happening. Maybe this will get better. I’ll just check my feed …. aiiieeeeee! Holy crap!
Depression: Wow, I really enjoyed my time in here, but this is just so sad to see it happening. He’s letting TFG back on? All the suspended accounts are coming back? This really sucks. I really don’t like what is happening. I’m really sad. Maybe I’ll tweet out my feelings … whoah, that was a bad idea. Now I feel worse!!!!
Reconstruction: Whoah, I’m hearing people talking about Mastodon. There seems to be a bit of a mass Twitter exodus happening. Maybe I’ll try and get in. I mean, it can’t hurt. I gotta have a plan. Maybe it’s time I start moving on.
Acceptance.: Whoah! I’m in! Mastodon here I come! I’m in the house!!!!!! People are posting dog and cat pictures to say hello! There’s a different vibe in here! Whoah, some of my friends! Hey, it seems nice in here!
Futurist Jim Carroll accelerated the 7 stages of Twitter Grief into one crazy week in which he built his own Mastodon server, and accelerated his use of TikTok despite being told by his kids not to use it,. His tagline, and a book that he wrote by the same name, is The Future Belongs To Those Who Are Fast.