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Old 11-28-2022, 08:01 AM   #1
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Twitter and The Musk

Sounds like a 60s band

But lotsa layers and layoffs then stampede out the door then more firings

And now this just kills me.

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Old 11-28-2022, 08:22 AM   #2
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trying to find a number of just how many employees are left lol

Really it's to the point I think this was the goal all along just to shutdown twitter comppletely
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Old 11-28-2022, 09:43 AM   #3
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Old 12-17-2022, 01:42 PM   #4
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Old 12-17-2022, 01:59 PM   #5
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Even the simplest things make me wonder. I just got a notification while on Twitter asking me to verify my email address, and I'm like... why? What are you planning, Elon?
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Old 12-17-2022, 02:13 PM   #6
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trying to find a number of just how many employees are left lol

Really it's to the point I think this was the goal all along just to shutdown twitter comppletely

It really does feel like it's just a plaything to feed his ego and self importance.
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Old 12-17-2022, 02:50 PM   #7
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Well you can’t go by any of his past actions or statements or even their intentions, you can only go by their bylaws and corporate statements… you know.


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Old 12-17-2022, 03:00 PM   #8
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Whatever comes of it, I thought it was quite telling that he suspended a bunch of journalists on a whim. And then unsuspended them. And their reaction was to start licking his boots harder.

Much like with Trump, I think that Musk is too stupid/impulsive/narcissistic to actually become a successful America autocrat.

But the people who do have the intelligence and temperament to be a danger are watching how easily the "Democracy Dies in Darkness" crowd actually succumbs to the darkness as long as they get clicks for it.
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Old 12-18-2022, 10:41 AM   #9
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Much like with Trump, I think that Musk is too stupid/impulsive/narcissistic to actually become a successful America autocrat.

I am wondering if there is a drastic intentional move towards the alt right happening with Elon or that his whims and desires for attention (and not giving a shit about the law) just happen to currently look Trumpian. Like with Trump, I think the man is far too insane to ever actually answer that question, so I just mutter "Eat The Rich" and go about my day, sans twitter.
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Old 12-18-2022, 12:02 PM   #10
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Looks like he’s trying to raise funds by selling shares at $~52

What a wreck


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Old 12-18-2022, 12:28 PM   #11
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Looks like he’s trying to raise funds by selling shares at $~52

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And why would anybody buy it at that? No way is that an investment decision, because the company is worth a fraction of that right now. It is probably not even worth half of what he originally bought it at. So, just a donation to the cause?
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Old 12-18-2022, 12:34 PM   #12
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And why would anybody buy it at that? No way is that an investment decision, because the company is worth a fraction of that right now. It is probably not even worth half of what he originally bought it at. So, just a donation to the cause?

Or a grift seeing what Trump can get his cult to pay for and trying for the same.
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Old 12-18-2022, 01:17 PM   #13
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What a load of shit.

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Old 12-18-2022, 01:23 PM   #14
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I wondered when he would do that. I knew it was coming.

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Old 12-18-2022, 01:25 PM   #15
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So that will kill the uber popular Parler Takes and more.
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Old 12-18-2022, 01:25 PM   #16
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Well, if sports/entertainment twitter ends up at Post, it will be a solid replacement eventually. That's where I'll be.
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Old 12-18-2022, 01:26 PM   #17
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So that will kill the uber popular Parler Takes and more.

No, Parler isn't named. Either is Tiktok.
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Old 12-18-2022, 01:27 PM   #18
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They followed up with: "Posting links or usernames to social media platforms not listed above are also not in violation of this policy"
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Old 12-18-2022, 01:29 PM   #19
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I mean, that sounds like extreme free speech to me? Doesn't it to you?

Least shocking thing was just how short that concept lasted.
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Old 12-18-2022, 01:32 PM   #20
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No, Parler isn't named. Either is Tiktok.
I wonder why not Tik Tok? Is he getting Chinese money?
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Old 12-18-2022, 01:40 PM   #21
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Well, if sports/entertainment twitter ends up at Post, it will be a solid replacement eventually. That's where I'll be.
It does look decent. I would bet that will be the main replacement, as Mastodon and Hive definitely does look like they are ready.

Notice along with TikTok, Youtube and Twitch isn't listed as well. Nor is Onlyfriends. The easy work around is going to be place link tree's in those platforms and guide people there.
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Old 12-18-2022, 01:45 PM   #22
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The other weird thing about this policy is you can still cross-post from those sites. So you can't put "follow me at", but you can link a post from your Instagram.
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Old 12-18-2022, 02:03 PM   #23
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My, how true a statement this is!

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Old 12-18-2022, 02:40 PM   #24
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Either is Tiktok.

I mean, his Chief of Transphobia and Twitter Files Star has it right in her handle, so that'd be awkward.
Truth Social 100% wouldn't be there if Trump had returned and embraced playing off of Musk/Twitter with cross promotion.

As for other inclusions/exclusions, there's probably even odds of some agreeing to pay him/ramp up advertising or the remaining team simply not yet being able to handle all of them (outside chance if being afraid of retaliation from the bigger fish about).
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Old 12-18-2022, 04:27 PM   #25
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Trump having the instinct to stay off shows just how good Trump's instincts are about this stuff
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Old 12-18-2022, 04:33 PM   #26
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Does this mean Twitter will be consistent and also disallow people to copy paste tweets with usernames to other media?
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Old 12-18-2022, 08:26 PM   #27
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So what's Musk setting up with this "should I step down" poll? Is this another of his "pwn the libs" things where he'll put some right-wing lunatic in charge?
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Elon has put up a pole asking if he should step down as head of Twitter. He claims he will abide by it. Yes is winning.
Dang it, Ksyrup.

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Old 12-18-2022, 08:31 PM   #29
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I saw the name floated and recall that this name was floated back before the purchase - Blake Masters. I bet it happens. Just so Elon and his right-wing fanboys.
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So this is an interesting story going around that appears to tie into the poll tonight. Elon, knowing that the poll will be more Yes than No, put up the poll as a cover because of the below. He and Jared were at the WC final today...

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Old 12-18-2022, 10:30 PM   #31
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Now they've deleted the posts about banning tweets that link to other social networks.

What a shitshow.
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Old 12-18-2022, 10:31 PM   #32
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So what's Musk setting up with this "should I step down" poll? Is this another of his "pwn the libs" things where he'll put some right-wing lunatic in charge?

I can see him doing that. But I voted anyway
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Old 12-18-2022, 10:55 PM   #33
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Now they've deleted the posts about banning tweets that link to other social networks.

What a shitshow.

I guess someone told him that was illegal in the EU.
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Old 12-18-2022, 11:31 PM   #34
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lolol so he made a twitter poll asking if he should step down from twittetr and it was an overwhelming Yes (with trout a close second)
so then i am not sure if this is for real but i saw something that he said "too many opinions" and said there would be a new poll. I'm not for certain if that wasn't a shopped joke.

But here is an actual poll
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1604617643973124097

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So this is an interesting story going around that appears to tie into the poll tonight. Elon, knowing that the poll will be more Yes than No, put up the poll as a cover because of the below. He and Jared were at the WC final today...


I don't think the Saudis care about the money. They invested for access to private data. Remember they had been hacking and spying on Twitter for years getting information on dissidents.

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lolol so he made a twitter poll asking if he should step down from twittetr and it was an overwhelming Yes (with trout a close second)
so then i am not sure if this is for real but i saw something that he said "too many opinions" and said there would be a new poll. I'm not for certain if that wasn't a shopped joke.

But here is an actual poll
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1604617643973124097

The "too many options" thing was when he made a poll about reinstating Journalists.

He's just an insecure teenager acting out in a passive aggressive manner anytime somone points out a mistake. Presumably why no one does in his circle/companies.

But also, there's this, posted on a much less frequented account that also shouldnt have anything to do about the policy. Then again, Mastodon links were classed as malware by the fuckers, so there's that.

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Now they've deleted the posts about banning tweets that link to other social networks.

What a shitshow.

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Old 12-19-2022, 07:26 AM   #40
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I don't think the Saudis care about the money. They invested for access to private data. Remember they had been hacking and spying on Twitter for years getting information on dissidents.

Saudi infiltration of Twitter - Wikipedia

OK, and when you lose people who stop using Twitter, you lose access to information.
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Old 12-19-2022, 07:42 AM   #41
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Hard to believe a few years ago everyone thought this man was a genius.
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Old 12-19-2022, 02:09 PM   #43
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Dang. The correct answer to that poll is "No, please continue to throw gas (and your billions) on the Twitter tire fire."
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Old 12-19-2022, 02:21 PM   #44
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I don't think the Saudis care about the money. They invested for access to private data. Remember they had been hacking and spying on Twitter for years getting information on dissidents.

Saudi infiltration of Twitter - Wikipedia

You'd think there would be a cheaper way to get Twitter info rather than buy the company. For example just paying someone who works there to be an informant or buy the "Firehose" API and get all the tweets anyways.
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Old 12-19-2022, 10:12 PM   #45
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And now only those with twitter premium will be able to vote on his polls.
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Old 12-20-2022, 12:46 PM   #46
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And now only those with twitter premium will be able to vote on his polls.

We'll he's stepping down because of the poll, right?
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Old 12-20-2022, 12:57 PM   #47
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Pretty amazing how he has gotten to Trump like levels of annoyance in record speed
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Someone noted how the richest man in the world is so insecure that he posted an international "Do You Like Me? Circle Yes or No" poll. Lost it. And is going to do a re-vote where only his friends get to vote.
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Pretty amazing how he has gotten to Trump like levels of annoyance in record speed

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Someone noted how the richest man in the world is so insecure that he posted an international "Do You Like Me? Circle Yes or No" poll. Lost it. And is going to do a re-vote where only his friends get to vote.

As i am sure you too had middle aged 'centrists' explain to you already, that is afterall just like the founding fathers would have wanted it. Democracy can't be mob rule, you see? (And no, i am not saying Twitter is democracy or even has to be democratic, especially not the perversion that Musk thinks it is. )
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