@everythingabili See Micro.blog, likes are private, no follower counts, RT not available: What’s the difference between Micro.blog and Twitter? – Micro.blog Help.
If Twitter killed the RT and the # it could only be better for the world. They didn't make this monster, they just did what the monster wanted for 10 years, in the hope of making millions. They've done that, perhaps now they need shutting down.