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  • Elon Musk
  • thols2
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    I also like how nobody believes Elon’s explanation.

    kelvin
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    To be fair Kelvin,  that post could have been written by Douglas Murray at The Spectator

    Murray is an evil little shit spreading hateful propaganda and lies for his own financial gain. But he doesn’t own one of the biggest social media platforms with a worldwide reach.

    inkster
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    Agree Kelvin, though my point stands that the new Twitter isn’t publishing things that you wouldn’t find in other media such as the Telegraph, DM, Talk (SHOUT!) TV etc.

    It is also still a platform for left wing or centrist viewpoints, (unlike the other media I mentioned) and in that respect could be said to represent a greater diversity of views than other outlets.

    I guess I’m becoming more tolerant as I age! It’s all to easy to throw rocks at the other side (I’ve thrown a few in my time) but it’s becoming tiresome.

    I work in the Arts sector where the groupthink, censoriousness and virtue signalling has reached a level of absurdity that I find far more troubling that the things that Elon Musk is doing at Twitter.

    I was obviously wrong with my share price comment though I’ll maintain that Musk isn’t too concerned about the company’s value. Despite the technical mess he is making of the site, no competing platforms have managed to take advantage of any of the weed fuelled, spur of the moment decisions that Elon makes.

    That in itself points to the fact that Twitter has a virtual monopoly in its domain. Within a few years, Twitter will be at least as valuable as it was when Musk bought it (and profit wasn’t even the reason he bought the platform).

    dakuan
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    caching layer collapsing / vanishing would have been my first guess too

    FuzzyWuzzy
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    I’m wondering if Elon knows the actual issue is not the scraping and is trying to cover up for his decisions crippling Twitter’s infrastructure or if that’s just what an engineer told him on the spur of the moment to get Elon off his back and then Elon made it a thing :p

    kimbers
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    Definitely the first option fuzzywuzzy

    dakuan
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    yep, its the former, we’ll find out the real reason when he does his next round of layoffs

    thols2
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    This is worth reading all the way through.

    BruceWee
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    I’m guessing all tweets are now off limits to those of us without Twitter accounts?

    piemonster
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    Tbh, having just seen a Tweet arguing that Mein Kampf is misunderstood and has some really good points, youre not missing much.

    nickc
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    There was a massive bust up not so long ago when Christopher Hitchens claimed that the Nazis were in fact left-wing. That pretty much sums up the level of debate on Twitter these days

    budgierider67
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    There was a massive bust up not so long ago when Christopher Hitchens claimed that the Nazis were in fact left-wing. That pretty much sums up the level of debate on Twitter these days

    That was Peter Hitchens. Big difference!

    nickc
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    ah cool, thanks, I knew it was one of them.

    martinhutch
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    Nice to see that Zuckerberg’s new data accumulator/social media app has been given an appropriate name.

    butcher
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    Meta’s version of Twitter (Threads) went live this morning. Quite a contrast to Mastodon where you need to do 3 days worth of research into the sign up process. You literally just link the Instagram account you probably already have, and bosh, you’ve got a timeline full of content even before you start following anyone. (clearly the algorithms are powered by data across the Meta ecosystem). Reportedly 10 million users already.

    This is something that could potentially kill Twitter very quickly. But then it’s a notoriously difficult market to crack and history tells us it’s more likely to fizzle after the initial excitement.

    nickc
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    Quite a contrast to Mastodon where you need to do 3 days worth of research into the sign up process.

    Glad it wasn’t just me, I thought I was being especially dimwitted, but I never did get the hang of it!

    Created a Thread log on in about 30secs this morning. Don’t know about the name though, makes me think of thread worms…

    hightensionline
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    Well Elon’s had a little snide tantrum over it, so it must have some potential

    kelvin
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    Let’s just hope Meta let this thing be used to converse with the people you really want to. Sign up was a breeze. Let’s see…

    binners
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    It seems that with Twitters latest valuation, Elon is answering the age old question ‘how do you make a small fortune?’

    …start with a large one 😂

    scuttler
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    Not overly bothered about either of these **** right now but happy to see the more infantile one having a strop.

    DT78
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    I wouldn’t be surprised if he isn’t in cohoots with zuckerburg to gut twitter and launch facebooks new rival

    Short the stock, gut the firm, sell out to rival, cash in.

    These guys make money wether they succeed or fail

    ratherbeintobago
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    Meta’s version of Twitter (Threads) went live this morning

    Have you seen how much data Meta wants to collect on Threads users though? Surveillance capitalism at its worst – no wonder they’re not trying to launch it in the EU.

    dakuan
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    Have you seen how much data Meta wants to collect on Threads users though? Surveillance capitalism at its worst – no wonder they’re not trying to launch it in the EU.

    this is the same for facebook and insta et al. It’s the accounts being linked to insta that’s the EU blocker

    piemonster
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    Someone posted the permissions list in the other thread and it all looked pretty normal (as in normally intrusive) to me.

    PrinceJohn
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    There is the small issue at the moment tho – where if you delete your Threads account it’ll take you Insta account with it.

    dakuan
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    There is the small issue at the moment tho – where if you delete your Threads account it’ll take you Insta account with it.

    Threads is basically a new UI for instagram’s database, they are the same accounts atm. I think this was thrown out the door as quickly as possible

    squirrelking
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    Let’s just hope Meta let this thing be used to converse with the people you really want to.

    What makes you think they’re suddenly going to do that?

    butcher
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    Apparently now more than 70 million signups in the first two days. For context, Twitter have about 450 million unique users in a month. I imagine Elon is sweating a bit.

    ChrisL
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    It’s kind of impressive that Musk has managed to make Facebook/Meta/Zuckerberg seem like the better option for once.

    sirromj
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    Don’t worry he’s going to use ai to figure out the true nature of the universe. Something to look forward to, thanks Elon!

    ratherbeintobago
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    As a total aside, anyone managed to get a Bluesky invite? Is it any good?

    thols2
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    More Tesla quality-control problems.

    ratherbeintobago
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    Aaaaand Twitter is finally done.

    piemonster
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    Yeh, that is just going to ramp up harrasment of anyone remotely vulnerable,  and the Twitter article I read just before that was of a couple of advertisers pulling out as their ad were being playing on Nazi accounts. So its going well.

    ratherbeintobago
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    It’s the classic misunderstanding on the overgrown toddler’s part that just because people have the right to freedom of speech, that doesn’t trump others’ right not to listen to them.

    This’ll just drive off users and advertisers, unless he’s planning to beef up moderation/reporting which seems… unlikely.

    piemonster
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    I dont know if community notes has that completely right but quite amusing regardless

    kimbers
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    removing the block function would make twitter unbearable

    if he goes ahead with it, expect a swift U-turn

    thols2
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    Just a suspicion, but I think it’s possible that they looked at the data and noticed that non-Blue Checks were disproportionately blocking Blue Checks and figured that this would mostly upset non-subscribers and please the Blue Check subscribers.

    thecaptain
    Free Member

    Amy Musk fanboys want to comment on what a genius he is?

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