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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Craig-Bennett View Post
    Thatís certainly right.

    We have here yet one more case of an acquisition at top dollar just before a downturn, savings being made by cutting staffÖ he might as well have bought a Premier League football club. At least they actually do have season ticket holders!
    perhaps his goal is not one of making a profit
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    perhaps his goal is not one of making a profit
    Exactly. What other benefit might Musk derive from eroding Twitter's reach and provoking chaos within its moderation processes right now?
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    "boys, playing with toys"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    it won't become a porn hosting site
    to allow such would mean the loss of its corporate clients and advertisers
    GM is already out...

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    I sent him a tweet this morning... offering to keep my twitter acct if he'll pay me $100/month. I figure, what the hey... given recent behavior, he might just prove stupid enough to go for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    Extremely interesting.

    If one doesn’t want to buy the whole dystopian argument, believe this:

    Plus the company’s social graph data is a goldmine for other businesses that may wish to benefit from detailed knowledge of the makeup of society.
    The value of metadata about how people interact in cyberspace is valuable. Not sure Twitter has anywhere near extensive of a social graph as Facebook, or as wide a pool as Google or ISPs or cell companies, but it’s a niche-y rich social graph.

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    There are parts of this thread that are well above my pay grade. But I’d like to thank those who posted them.

    I notice that Musk’s big rocket seems to have a few problems.
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    Borowitz reveals latest rumor -- Musk is considering making every twitter member purchase a minimum of one tesla.
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    "Be curious, not judgmental." - (Misattributed to Walt Whitman as recalled by) Ted Lasso

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    thx Steven

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    That's great Stephen! Plus, he's my old guy who won his last election with over 2/3 of the votes cast - including a lot of Rep voters.
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    Musk really is scum and no one should support any of his businesses. In 2018, Unsworth, a British cave diver, a genuine hero, took a leading role in the most incredible and dangerous rescue mission in our history. Musk, pretending he had any clue at all about cave diving and desperate for even more publicity, came up with the dumbest plan imaginable to save the Thai children trapped in a cave. When Unsworth pointed out the stupidity of Musk's approach, Musk spread a lie, based on no evidence whatsoever, that Unsworth is a pedophile to the world's media, in revenge. What sort of nasty jerk would you have to be to do that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    Well that did not age well - Today he is asking for Twitter users to vote Republican. He seems to be his most worst enemy - ala Trump. Foot in mouth disease!

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    My right wing nut friends are frothing at the mouth for Musk to reinstate TFG. When I point out Musk’s irrational, inflammatory posts like promoting a disinformation tweet about Pelosi being attacked or his most recent political tweet telling people to vote republican. They love to point out that he’s on the autism spectrum. To which I say yes his autism makes it hard for him to distinguish SOCIAL cues, thus he might not be the best person to run a SOCAL network. It’s like having a legally blind pilot, or a surgeon with tremors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofswen View Post
    Ditto
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    Even billionaires need toys.

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    "Mastodon or Tribel?" my friends are asking...

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    Loved the nazis, Hitler not so much

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    What a douche...
    If he ever drinks the brew of 10 tanna leaves, he will become a monster the likes of which the world has never seen



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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    My right wing nut friends are frothing at the mouth for Musk to reinstate TFG. When I point out Musk’s irrational, inflammatory posts like promoting a disinformation tweet about Pelosi being attacked or his most recent political tweet telling people to vote republican. They love to point out that he’s on the autism spectrum. To which I say yes his autism makes it hard for him to distinguish SOCIAL cues, thus he might not be the best person to run a SOCAL network. It’s like having a legally blind pilot, or a surgeon with tremors.
    Well said, very good!
    If he ever drinks the brew of 10 tanna leaves, he will become a monster the likes of which the world has never seen



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    The Case for Quitting Elon Musk’s Twitter

    Elon Musk has said that he took over Twitter to preserve its role as a digital town square. Judging from his first ten days leading the company, he has made it more like his own digital back yard, a place where he is free to shout nonsense at his neighbors, kick out his perceived antagonists, and capriciously revise the house rules. As a boss, he has been inscrutable and cavalier, directing his managers to fire nearly half of Twitter’s staff, over e-mail, then reportedly attempting to woo some of them back. Employees accustomed to working remotely have suddenly been ordered back to the office—or else. The same sense of chaos has consumed the platform, as Musk has tinkered haphazardly with Twitter’s content-moderation and account-verification mechanisms, sometimes issuing and revoking a new policy almost in the same breath. On November 6th, a week after declaring that “comedy is now legal on Twitter,” he dictated that parody accounts failing to identify themselves as such would be “permanently suspended.” Some took the news as an occasion for some kamikaze-style trolling. “I am a freedom of speech absolutist and I eat doody for breakfast every day,” the comedian Kathy Griffin tweeted under Musk’s name, and was promptly given the boot. As an illustrator named Lauren Dombrowski tweeted, “being on Twitter right now is like playing the violin on the titanic except we are also making fun of the iceberg and the iceberg is getting genuinely mad.”
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    Look, it's like this...

    Elon has admitted to having that autistic spectrum trait referred to as Aspberger's syndrome. Aspberger's is often related to issues with social interaction. For whatever reason, Elon spent $44 billion on a social media platform.

    Can this possibly end well? Who's going to ever say "best not, Elon", other than a few million non-paying Twitter users?

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    "In case of fire ring Fellside 75..."

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    It took a 19-year-old with $8 10 minutes to blow up Elon Musk’s new blue check scheme

    At 2:29pm, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported news that would shake up the NFL: Josh McDaniels, head coach of the Oakland Raiders, was fired.
    The tweet racked up more than 3,000 likes and thousands of retweets, as all Adam Schefter tweets do. After all, he’s the primary source of breaking news around the NFL and he is verified on Twitter so people can tell at a quick glance they are looking at real news from a trusted source.
    Except, it wasn’t Schefter who tweeted that—despite the account’s display name reading “Adam Schefter” and a blue checkmark appearing next to it. It was @AdamSchefterN0T, an account created earlier that day by a 19-year-old college kid who had $8 to spare.
    The phony Schefter page was set up to be identical to the real one; it had the exact same avatar and display name. It also had a blue checkmark, previously only given to accounts to indicate the person operating it was who they claimed to be. It was only on the account page that users saw a pinned tweet stating, “I am not Adam Schefter this is a parody account.”



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    Fake Eli Lilly Twitter Account Claims Insulin Is Free, Stock Falls 4.37%

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    Lots of people drove Fords when Henry owned it.
    Henry started out making watches, it was only an accident he was a very sharp businessman.
    What has elon built, ever?
    (I am a Ford fan at least of the older performance stuff, and a Henry Ford watch would be a pretty cool thing to see)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    Henry started out making watches, it was only an accident he was a very sharp businessman.
    What has elon built, ever?
    (I am a Ford fan at least of the older performance stuff, and a Henry Ford watch would be a pretty cool thing to see)
    A bunch of businesses & a whole lotta $.

    Elon may be a jerk, but he's not a moron.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyG View Post
    Look, it's like this...

    Elon has admitted to having that autistic spectrum trait referred to as Aspberger's syndrome. Aspberger's is often related to issues with social interaction. For whatever reason, Elon spent $44 billion on a social media platform.

    Can this possibly end well? Who's going to ever say "best not, Elon", other than a few million non-paying Twitter users?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    A bunch of businesses & a whole lotta $.

    Elon may be a jerk, but he's not a moron.
    I just can't get past the jerk bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    I just can't get past the jerk bit.
    I hear you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    That's great Stephen! Plus, he's my old guy who won his last election with over 2/3 of the votes cast - including a lot of Rep voters.
    And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says when she has a chance to explain her points to Rep voters, they agree.

    It's almost like the major Democratic Party doesn't want to help little people.

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