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What's Elon Musk up to today…

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Baloo

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Good riddance, what does Twitter do for humanity other than give a platform to twits?

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jb03

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Twitter is (or has been) great. Love(d) it.

Musk is the classic rich guy that is (possibly) good at one thing, so automatically thinks he is good at everything. There are some great twitter threads on his history of bankruptcies and near bankruptcies.
 
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DavidSSS

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Fair points above and social media has certainly had a role to play in organising under repressive regimes. Can't say I've ever had a twitter, facebook etc account so likely less familiar with these platforms.

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Panthera Tigris

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Fair points above and social media has certainly had a role to play in organising under repressive regimes. Can't say I've ever had a twitter, facebook etc account so likely less familiar with these platforms.

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For all the extra capabilities social media has given society. Overall I still see it as a net negative.

Who thought it a good idea to put every village idiot in the world within instant contact of every other village idiot in the world, is what always comes to my mind.

Deliberately never had Twitter, or Instagram. Got Linkedin through peer pressure at work, only to never login. Facebook I've used, but recently deactivated.

South Park has some brilliant material satirising the social media phenomenon in a couple of episodes.


 
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larabee

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For all the extra capabilities social media has given society. Overall I still see it as a net negative.

Who thought it a good idea to put every village idiot in the world within instant contact of every other village idiot in the world, is what always comes to my mind.

Deliberately never had Twitter, or Instagram. Got Linkedin through peer pressure at work, only to never login. Facebook I've used, but recently deactivated.

South Park has some brilliant material satirising the social media phenomenon in a couple of episodes.


You’re not forced to engage with the village idiots though.

I only have FB. Private account, 30-40 Facebook friends, don’t follow any “celebrities” or news sites etc.
Good way to keep in touch with extended family overseas.
I’m not forced to jump into the cesspool of fake news, influencers, morons on footy fan sites.
Although I log in very rarely these days as the unwanted ads seem to have increased a lot

Social media has it uses if you use it / set it up correctly
 
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Panthera Tigris

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You’re not forced to engage with the village idiots though.

I only have FB. Private account, 30-40 Facebook friends, don’t follow any “celebrities” or news sites etc.
Good way to keep in touch with extended family overseas.
I’m not forced to jump into the cesspool of fake news, influencers, morons on footy fan sites.
Although I log in very rarely these days as the unwanted ads seem to have increased a lot

Social media has it uses if you use it / set it up correctly
Net negative for overall society is what I meant. Hence the effect of collective social neurosis driven partly by every village idiot being within instant contact with every other village idiot.

I particularly liked Matt Stone and Trey Parker's satirisation of Twitter as, "Shitter."
 
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Twitter is (or has been) great. Love(d) it.

Musk is the classic rich guy that is (possibly) good at one thing, so automatically thinks he is good at everything. There are some great twitter threads on his history of bankruptcies and near bankruptcies.
I think he's in full panic mode upon the realisation that he paid waay too much money for something that's not really worth anything without users.
44 billion dollars for software that's available elsewhere is absolute madness.
 
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AngryAnt

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I think he's in full panic mode upon the realisation that he paid waay too much money for something that's not really worth anything without users.
44 billion dollars for software that's available elsewhere is absolute madness.

All his "free speech" bluster is melting away as he realises users and advertisers don't want a site where they can be abused with impunity.

Right now it's a case of how quick can he lose the 44B.
 
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craig

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Wish Musk bought Tik Tok from the Chinese instead, and burnt it to the ground?? It might've saved Stackmans Tigerland career!!
 
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MB78

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I think he's in full panic mode upon the realisation that he paid waay too much money for something that's not really worth anything without users.
44 billion dollars for software that's available elsewhere is absolute madness.
Musk has already made billions out of Twitter. I will now accept Bitcoin for my vehicles. Price goes up. I will now accept Dodgecoin for my vehicles price goes up. This person is a disgrace with zero ethics and has made billions out of his followers all over the world.

So for me I’m reaching for the popcorn.
 

RoarEmotion

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Wish Musk bought Tik Tok from the Chinese instead, and burnt it to the ground?? It might've saved Stackmans Tigerland career!!

China literally has a Tik tok for itself which shows pieces on science, education, self improvement and propaganda and a different one for the rest of the world which makes it dumb. Stackman just one more victim.

Twitter massively influences which stories mainstream news media runs which drives a massive political race to the bottom of the brain cell to monopolise your attention.

Unfortunately as Kane Cornes demonstrates - outrage drives clicks and attention. Plenty written about him on PRE.

Without massive regulation (don’t think we are getting state controlled content moderation) social media will continue to do mass harm.

 

Panthera Tigris

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As usual, quality satire from Matt Stone and Trey Parker. Sums up the Social Media phenomenon so concisely.
 
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