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Twitter and what the fuck is going on with it
« on: 30 Apr 2022, 05:29 »

I'm confused: Twitter was initially conceived as a thing for people who have not access to the Internet on their phones by SMS on the Internet -- kind of like WAP. It's apparently a different thing now (I mean I knew but seriously)? I know its user base changed throughout the years, but that much?
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Re: Twitter and what the fuck is going on with it
« Reply #1 on: 30 Apr 2022, 20:07 »

This is in the wrong place as far as I can tell.
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Re: Twitter and what the fuck is going on with it
« Reply #2 on: 02 May 2022, 05:25 »

I'm confused: Twitter was initially conceived as a thing for people who have not access to the Internet on their phones by SMS on the Internet -- kind of like WAP. It's apparently a different thing now (I mean I knew but seriously)? I know its user base changed throughout the years, but that much?

Long story short, part of said changes happened when Yahoo! bought tumblr, banned 'female presenting nipples' (a.k.a. "the tumblr titty ban"). Which, in turn prompted many of the artists on tumblr as well as the most annoying users who'd given it such a bad rap to migrate to twitter. The latter group forming up the so-called "twitter mobs".
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Re: Twitter and what the fuck is going on with it
« Reply #3 on: 04 May 2022, 12:00 »

@Gyrre : "part of said changes happened when Yahoo! bought tumblr" oh, I can see that.
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Re: Twitter and what the fuck is going on with it
« Reply #4 on: 26 May 2022, 12:46 »

I have a 50 inch monitor that I have to stand half a meter from because I don't have a wireless keyboard or mouse. It's extremely disconcerting.

edit: thankfully for only this evening.
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Re: Twitter and what the fuck is going on with it
« Reply #5 on: 11 Aug 2022, 16:27 »

when Yahoo! bought tumblr
Yahoo is the "reverse Midas" of the information industry; it touches gold and turns it into dross.
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Re: Twitter and what the fuck is going on with it
« Reply #6 on: 16 Aug 2022, 08:53 »

Aah, yes.  The Mierdas[1] touch.

[1] "Mierda" is Spanish for "shit"
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Re: Twitter and what the fuck is going on with it
« Reply #7 on: 05 Nov 2022, 10:08 »

I'm going to wait and see, but I'm going to wait outside and I'm not optimistic. The toxicity level was already pushing my limits.

It's confusing to compare the erratic impulsiveness of the Twitter takeover with the cunning and focus of Tesla and try to understand how they could come from the same man.

Advertisers are getting advice from their advertising firms to stay away at least for the time being, and GM and Volkswagen have raised the question of how safe their ads would be on a platform run by a competitor.

I'm going to miss Michael McFaul though.

Oh, reportedly massive layoffs in engineering too.
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Re: Twitter and what the fuck is going on with it
« Reply #8 on: 21 Nov 2022, 11:04 »

Any betting pools on how long it'll be until it tanks?
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Re: Twitter and what the fuck is going on with it
« Reply #9 on: 29 Nov 2022, 13:05 »

Fine, I'm going to stick my neck out here.

Ultimately, I think it will be too big to fail.
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Re: Twitter and what the fuck is going on with it
« Reply #10 on: 14 Dec 2022, 23:48 »

Fine, I'm going to stick my neck out here.

Ultimately, I think it will be too big to fail.

That's one of the guesses I've seen put forward; set up a president for rent social media site to be bailed now. That way the Titans can remain entrenched and never fall.

Another potential motive for crashing Twitter intentionally would be to kill it as a new source oddly enough. Just look at how much was prevented in terms of --frankly-- unwarranted  US "interventions'" (invasions) thanks to whatever BS was getting propped up for backing it being quickly debunked.
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Re: Twitter and what the fuck is going on with it
« Reply #11 on: 15 Dec 2022, 06:09 »

Fine, I'm going to stick my neck out here.

Ultimately, I think it will be too big to fail.
I don't think so.  There have been other social media sites that have come, and gone.  Myspace anyone?  Ultimately, advertisers will want nothing to do with their ad being put next to a post by an overt Nazi.  Therefore revenue will fail.   The only hope it has is Musk will keep selling Tesla stock (another $3.6 billion this week).  The only thing it will be good for is Nazi organizing though.
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Re: Twitter and what the fuck is going on with it
« Reply #12 on: 15 Dec 2022, 08:14 »

Fine, I'm going to stick my neck out here.

Ultimately, I think it will be too big to fail.
I don't think so.  There have been other social media sites that have come, and gone.  Myspace anyone?  Ultimately, advertisers will want nothing to do with their ad being put next to a post by an overt Nazi.  Therefore revenue will fail.   The only hope it has is Musk will keep selling Tesla stock (another $3.6 billion this week).  The only thing it will be good for is Nazi organizing though.

Which will be a sad loss. It was weirdly good for disseminating precient timely news like the Australian bush fires, the Fukashima disaster, and so many major storms.
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Re: Twitter and what the fuck is going on with it
« Reply #13 on: 16 Dec 2022, 02:17 »

Sure, we all remember Myspace, the canonical example given of a fallen social media giant. I'm not betting any money either way, and I won't cry if it fails. That's just my guess. Still a lot of people there with a lot of skin in the game.
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Re: Twitter and what the fuck is going on with it
« Reply #14 on: 16 Dec 2022, 03:51 »

Elon has started banning journalists. Here's a full list so far. Surprise surprise it's mostly folks that have spoken out against him
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