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Old 07-29-2023, 06:14 PM   #701
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Also apparently he wants everyone to refer to a RT as a RX. Seriously. Dude needs an Rx for Xanax.
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Old 07-31-2023, 07:35 PM   #702
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Blaze your glory? Is Elon Musk the biggest dork in the entire world??

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Old 08-04-2023, 09:27 PM   #703
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You know the funniest/most Musk part of the switch to X? How half-assed it is. It's been well over a week, right? Well, when you go the Embed Tweet page, it's still called Twitter on that page. And when you do something with an ad, it's still Twitter. You'd think if he wanted to make X the go-to brand name, he'd change it all.
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Old 08-05-2023, 12:14 PM   #704
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That would be a lot of work. Rich failsons used to profiting off the work of other people don't really know how to do a lot of work. And don't believe his performative theater of working for 24 hours at a time, he's just tweeting, yelling and people, and faffing about.
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Old 08-08-2023, 01:10 PM   #705
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So apparently X engineers don't have to just humor him while he walks around giving them bad advice about how to do their jobs. They have to humor him while he walks around lifting free weights and giving them bad advice about how to do their jobs.
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Old 08-08-2023, 01:11 PM   #706
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This fight will never happen. Elon will find a way to back out while saving face. But if it did happen, Zuck would obliterate him.
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Old 08-08-2023, 07:48 PM   #707
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I thought he said he might need surgery before he can fight? That was a headline I saw, didn't read the article.
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Old 08-13-2023, 11:00 PM   #708
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As Zuck said, time to move on. Too bad, would have been entertaining ...

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"I offered a real date. Dana White offered to make this a legit competition for charity," Zuckerberg wrote, referring to the president of the Las Vegas-based company Ultimate Fighting Championship, who The New York Times has reported was trying to organize the fight.

"Elon won’t confirm a date, then says he needs surgery, and now asks to do a practice round in my backyard instead," Zuckerberg continued. Musk previously claimed he may need surgery before he fights his rival.

"If Elon ever gets serious about a real date and official event, he knows how to reach me. Otherwise, time to move on. I’m going to focus on competing with people who take the sport seriously," Zuckerberg concluded.
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Old 08-13-2023, 11:43 PM   #709
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From fighting, or running social media sites?
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Old 08-15-2023, 01:08 PM   #710
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Not really Musk related, but it looks like Ashton is back doing crazy stunts on Twitter. This is going to go well:
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Old 08-15-2023, 08:55 PM   #711
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Looks like Elon was throttling traffic to websites he doesn't like.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/techn...3YFXSY7Kj8gvNQ

Only certain sites were affected. They all happened to be competitors or sites he's been critical of or that have been critical of him in the past.
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Old 08-16-2023, 01:33 PM   #712
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I'm still on Twitter because a lot of the hobbies that I like (music, wrestling, video games) are still there. But I do notice the blue checkmarks going first really does give it that right wing cesspool feeling that was mentioned. I don't need, or want to see these comments first.
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Old 08-16-2023, 01:39 PM   #713
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I'm still on Twitter because a lot of the hobbies that I like (music, wrestling, video games) are still there. But I do notice the blue checkmarks going first really does give it that right wing cesspool feeling that was mentioned. I don't need, or want to see these comments first.

and I still mostly see the same left wing lunatics that I always saw

Which raises an interesting possibility for us both to consider: is there a skew toward opposites, in order to provoke engagement?
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Old 08-16-2023, 01:49 PM   #714
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and I still mostly see the same left wing lunatics that I always saw

Which raises an interesting possibility for us both to consider: is there a skew toward opposites, in order to provoke engagement?
I believe that is absolutely the case. The same way the algorithm for Facebook does that. They want as much as engagement as possible, and anger drives people to more engagement.
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Old 08-16-2023, 01:55 PM   #715
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Even using the Following tab, you guys are getting stuff you aren't following? Probably a vast minority opinion here, but other than when things get broken, I haven't really noticed much difference in my Twitter experience. Maybe some people have left or are only sporadically tweeting anymore, but my timeline is still generally filled with sports, music and political stuff that I follow. I'm not just having Ben Shapiro tweets shoved in my face unless someone I follow is retweeting him.
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Old 08-16-2023, 01:58 PM   #716
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Even using the Following tab, you guys are getting stuff you aren't following? Probably a vast minority opinion here, but other than when things get broken, I haven't really noticed much difference in my Twitter experience. Maybe some people have left or are only sporadically tweeting anymore, but my timeline is still generally filled with sports, music and political stuff that I follow. I'm not just having Ben Shapiro tweets shoved in my face unless someone I follow is retweeting him.

Trending is one place, the occasional lapse of the "following" vs "recommended" setting is another. And then replies to various tweets from people who seem intent on searching out something to rant inanely on.

It's kinda like I refer to it on Facebook: OPI ("Other People's Idiots"). It's the internet so avoiding the terminally stupid is an inexact science at best
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Old 08-16-2023, 02:56 PM   #717
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Yeah, I only use the "Following" tab. I'm mostly talking about replies, because all of the blue checkmarks get shown first now.

If I do the For You tab, there's a lot of weird stuff that I prefer not to look at.
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Old 08-16-2023, 03:04 PM   #718
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I also only use the "follow" tab. It is the replies that are the problem, but I don't look at the replies on subjects I know will be full of idiots usually. My follow tab is getting pretty light compared to the way it used to be. Many people are gone or are posting way less.
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Old 08-16-2023, 03:15 PM   #719
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Ah. I still follow the general advice to not read replies anywhere on the internet, unless it's a message board like here where actual discussions accidentally break out now and then.
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Old 08-16-2023, 04:59 PM   #720
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I can not for the life of me get tweets to shoe up in chronological order.

I am always seeing stuff from 18 hours ago.
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Old 08-16-2023, 05:14 PM   #721
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I can not for the life of me get tweets to shoe up in chronological order.

I am always seeing stuff from 18 hours ago.

You must have the SportsDig setting on and set to 18 hours. Normally it defaults to 2 weeks.
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Old 08-16-2023, 06:26 PM   #722
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and I still mostly see the same left wing lunatics that I always saw

Which raises an interesting possibility for us both to consider: is there a skew toward opposites, in order to provoke engagement?
Let's not forget that people that are algorithm tunneled on either end, they become void of a sense of what's real or not, ending up stuck in the same outer X-wing of people completely alienated from real society.
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Old 08-17-2023, 04:22 PM   #723
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and I still mostly see the same left wing lunatics that I always saw

Which raises an interesting possibility for us both to consider: is there a skew toward opposites, in order to provoke engagement?

Yes, it's called rage baiting. Lot of the social media algorithms have it baked in. It goes beyond politics though. It's why you'll see people tweet out stuff like "McDonalds makes the best chicken sandwich" just to farm replies.
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Old 08-17-2023, 04:25 PM   #724
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Heinekin?? Fuck that shit. Pabst Blue Ribbon!
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Old 08-17-2023, 04:36 PM   #725
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Heinekin?? Fuck that shit. Pabst Blue Ribbon!
I was really disappointed when I couldn't find PBR at the grocery store.
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Old 08-18-2023, 12:56 PM   #726
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Apparently he is removing the block feature. His goal Really is to wreck the site.
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Old 08-18-2023, 02:27 PM   #727
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Apparently he is removing the block feature. His goal Really is to wreck the site.
You hear that? That is the sound of the final straw hitting the camels back.
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Old 08-18-2023, 02:29 PM   #728
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dola: and I just a Bluesky code. Just in time.
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Old 08-18-2023, 02:58 PM   #729
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And saying that, anyone on Bluesky? Is it always this ridiculously slow?
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Old 08-18-2023, 03:05 PM   #730
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dola: and I just a Bluesky code. Just in time.

That techbro has not exactly inspired confidence himself (propably held back his musings while in charge of Twitter and had at least some mechanisms in place where not everything happened at his whim), so wouldn't count out similarly egomaniacal decisions there.

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Old 08-18-2023, 03:10 PM   #731
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But at least so far Bluesky is not a right wing circle jerk. I'm not crazy about Jack either.
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Old 08-18-2023, 03:22 PM   #732
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But at least so far Bluesky is not a right wing circle jerk. I'm not crazy about Jack either.

Fair enough. Just not certain that'll hold given he has a similar "oh, i'm so centrist and reasonable" shtick and a similarly flavoured idea of speech/discourse which nowadays is such a 'door opener' for right wing figures.
Admittedly have little insight on Bluesky or how it's structured (and currently am adjusting more towards using multiple avenues in place of Twitter rather than a new platform that more or less completely replaces it).

Is Bluesky mostly private figures btw? (Think early facebook) One thing great about Twitter has been the way you could get info from public institutions and it's members in a less rigid setting.
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Old 08-18-2023, 03:32 PM   #733
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I'm not sure because I just got on. I had heard early complaints of too many "influencers" getting early invites, but not seeing it so far. I will admit I haven't seen a corporate entity or a new org yet.
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Old 08-18-2023, 03:36 PM   #734
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The block thing will never happen. It's required by the app stores for both Apple and Google Play.
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Old 08-18-2023, 04:04 PM   #735
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"lots of confident posts that the block removal won't happen b/c of app store rules like elon hasn't steamrolled right over those in the past"
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Old 08-18-2023, 04:08 PM   #736
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"lots of confident posts that the block removal won't happen b/c of app store rules like elon hasn't steamrolled right over those in the past"

I don't think he's done anything to get past those. He still pays Apple's inflated fees for Twitter Blue.

It is also something required in many countries so they aren't going to bend on it.
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Old 08-18-2023, 04:23 PM   #737
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Again, the EU has been threatening fines ever since he bought Twitter. Nothing has happened yet even though he has been in clear violation of their laws.
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Old 08-18-2023, 05:06 PM   #738
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Well that's the EU. I don't think Apple and Google are going to eat a fine to help Elon.
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Old 08-28-2023, 08:15 PM   #739
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App now defaulting to 'for you' instead of 'following'

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Old 08-28-2023, 08:44 PM   #740
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Been doing that for a couple of days. Sucks.

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Old 08-28-2023, 09:38 PM   #741
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Every third or fourth post is an ad for me too. Mostly ads for the new KY online sports betting pre-launch.
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Old 08-28-2023, 10:11 PM   #742
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Yeah, what a degradation over just a few months. I'm ready to move on anytime , as a lot of the people I follow are no longer active.
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Old 08-29-2023, 08:02 AM   #743
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I finally got an invite to Bluesky but haven't done anything with it yet.
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Old 08-29-2023, 11:05 AM   #744
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I tried posting bad Idalia jokes (Vidalia? Iguodala? Iggy Azalea?) yesterday and the thing wouldn't even let me. Half the site wouldn't even load.
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Old 08-29-2023, 11:29 AM   #745
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Every third or fourth post is an ad for me too. Mostly ads for the new KY online sports betting pre-launch.

Got multiple ads for companies selling stuff like armored and armed vehicles ("for the modern conflict ... With a 120 mm Mortar you and your crew stay safe")

Almost no ads from companies that are in anyway "big", a lot is just Users paying Musk to promote their grift or even just regular posts where someone felt he needed to pay (in addition to the Blue tick) to let me know Climate change is a hoax.
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Old 08-29-2023, 12:00 PM   #746
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I have a Bluesky invite available.

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Old 08-29-2023, 05:32 PM   #747
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Every third or fourth post for me last few days have been a Tesla or SpaceX fanboy - I’ve been muting and marking them as “Not interested in this topic” but they are sneaky with it - like suddenly “General Automotive” was just bros orgasming over the new Cybertruck - funny how that works.

I’m not a car head so no skin off my back, but I imagine if you were on Twitter for those kinds of topics it might impact you if you didn’t want the 24/7 Musk propaganda feed.

The laughable adverts all over the feed I’m pretty desensitized to at this point. If one is especially egregious I’ll mute them for the fun of it but that’s truly shooting fish in a barrel. Otherwise just scroll on by. At least the stuff I’m interested in to poorly targeted shit ads ratio isn’t quite as bad as Facebook - yet.
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Old 08-30-2023, 04:07 PM   #748
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One of the new owners of Twitter is executing someone for retweeting mean comments about him.




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Old 09-05-2023, 07:30 PM   #749
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Elon is straight up blaming Jewish control of the media for destroying X.

And the CEO has to tweet out “How about those local sports teams!” like everything is normal.

https://x.com/lindayax/status/169916...Znv52YZTh9J2dg
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