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Elon's biggest problem @ Twitter - he's not funny at tweeting

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by SamFisher, Dec 2, 2022.

  1. Ubiquitin

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    I finally got my Bluesky invite, and it looks and feels like Twitter did in the early 2010s.
     
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    I have been boycotting Walmart after visiting one once. But not for political reasons.
     
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    Lol:

    This bit, in which Sorkin attempts to extract lucid thoughts from Musk on the harm his own actions have done to X/Twitter, is a hilarious document for a few reasons. The first is just Musk's whole personal deal, which is instantly familiar to anyone who has ever shared a dreary retail shift (or, hell, elevator ride) with a tiresome dickweed who does all of his day-to-day socializing in hyper-curated online spaces. There's the man's howling bottomless anti-charisma; the painful, excruciatingly misplaced cocksureness; the not merely bad but actively uncanny timing of someone unaccustomed to unmediated meatspace interaction. Has there ever been a less magnetic individual? I wouldn't follow him if he was ahead of me in line for free ice cream.

    Musk, for his part, seems to think he's crushing it. The man is so profoundly sure that his dumb, todder-like, obviously pre-planned "Go **** yourself" is going to dazzle and delight the crowd; that they will, depending on their sympathies, gasp (the owned libs) or applaud (astounded freethinkers) at his boldness, or moral courage, or edgy fearless cool or whatever. He's so sure of it that he takes not one but two more passes at the line, each more deathly than the last: first with some theatrical handwaving that earns him a smattering of pity-chuckles from the crowd, and then again as a psychedelically cringey "G ... F ... Y" that makes clear he either doesn't understand or is intentionally dodging Sorkin's anodyne question.

    https://defector.com/looking-good-elon-feeling-good-trashcan-man

    @tinman @Space Ghost @AroundTheWorld @Commodore

    Your boy needs help. He is bad at this. ​
     
  4. AroundTheWorld

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    Well, if "defector.com" says [whatever], it must be true.
     
  5. MadMax

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    Begging for an invite
     
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    The whole invite thing is either the dumbest strategy ever or the best one. Only time will tell I guess. There’s so many that got launched after Twitter went to crap and nobody has been able to really deliver on what should be the easiest tech ever developed on an app.

    Even Zuck with Threads has screwed up such an easy task. Like the only thing you had to do was not only feed me tweets from 18 hrs ago and make me scroll down to see anything happened while I was gone. It’s not that hard folks.
     
  7. Space Ghost

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    Study the network effect. This is why the idea Threads or any other platform would over take Twitter is a dumb thought. The masses do not switch networks for minor improvements.
     
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  8. SamFisher

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    I am studying the network effect....

    ... on the way down, thanks to your boy Elon!

    :eek:
     
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  9. AroundTheWorld

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    How is Mastodon doing these days?
     
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    Proud to say I got an invite this week from LEGENDARY journalist, James Fallows.

    For real, if you really want one, follow Fallows on xitter. Most days he has a bunch to give out.
     
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  13. AroundTheWorld

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    lol nobody cares about all these nerd echo chambers for bitter leftists with no reach
     
  14. AroundTheWorld

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    also, nobody cares about threads

    it will be as successful as google's "social network"...I can't even remember its name
     
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    Combined states and fed, with the fed part being $8.3 billion and all that was only because he cashed out a bunch of Tesla stock.

    From 2014-2018, his effective tax rate was 3.27%. The average American tax rate was 13.3% in 2018.
     
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    google+

    Threads' success doesn't depend so much on what Threads does, more than what X/twitter does. People do not want to move away from X/twitter unless they have very good reasons to do so. Musk is personally making it a good reason for many.
     
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    Thanks! It was so forgettable.
     
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    Then why do you have 6 out of 20 on the D/D front page?

    You must care? Somebody must care? Right?
     
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  19. AroundTheWorld

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    the Zuckerberg Twitter ripoff, doofus
     
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