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Re: Musk offers to buy Twitter
« Reply #105 on: April 21, 2023, 05:13:31 PM »
I feel like there is a lesson in this for all of us.

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Re: Musk offers to buy Twitter
« Reply #106 on: April 21, 2023, 10:22:28 PM »
It feels like not a single Musk reform of Twitter was actually thought out beforehand, by maybe a grownup.

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Re: Musk offers to buy Twitter
« Reply #107 on: April 21, 2023, 11:48:20 PM »
The 16-Inch Main Battery is starting to lock on target Twitter.

https://www.battleshipnc.com/16-inch-main-battery-big-guns/



Twitter once muzzled Russian and Chinese state propaganda. That's over now : NPR

https://www.npr.org/2023/04/21/1171193551/twitter-once-muzzled-russian-and-chinese-state-propaganda-thats-over-now

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Re: Musk offers to buy Twitter
« Reply #108 on: April 22, 2023, 02:24:55 PM »
Elon Musk’s Twitter yanks blue checks from government agencies; impersonators emerge - oregonlive.com

https://www.oregonlive.com/business/2023/04/elon-musks-twitter-yanks-blue-checks-from-government-agencies-impersonators-emerge.html

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Re: Musk offers to buy Twitter
« Reply #109 on: April 23, 2023, 02:47:38 PM »
Twitter restores blue tick to high profile accounts - BBC News

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-65365366

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Re: Musk offers to buy Twitter
« Reply #110 on: July 16, 2023, 12:03:11 PM »
Elon Musk says Twitter's ad revenue drops 50% and cash flow is negative | CNN Business

https://www.cnn.com/2023/07/15/business/twitter-cash-flow-elon-musk/index.html

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Re: Musk offers to buy Twitter
« Reply #111 on: September 19, 2023, 10:26:38 AM »
Elon Musk says Twitter, now X, is to charge all users subscription fees

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2023/sep/19/elon-musk-twitter-x-subscription-fees-users-posts?CMP=twt_gu#Echobox=1695118249

This will be the end for me on Twitter.

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Re: Musk offers to buy Twitter
« Reply #112 on: September 19, 2023, 10:12:27 PM »
>This will be the end for me on Twitter.

>This will be the end for me on Twitter.

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Re: Musk offers to buy Twitter
« Reply #113 on: September 19, 2023, 10:16:05 PM »
From u/ThisCryptographer311 on Reddit: "Ah the ol “take something that used to be free for users and then make them pay for it” trick. Works every time."

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Re: Musk offers to buy Twitter
« Reply #114 on: September 19, 2023, 11:28:07 PM »

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Re: Musk offers to buy Twitter
« Reply #115 on: September 20, 2023, 02:53:35 PM »
I've considered buying a Tesla. No more just because of his shenanigans. He's ridiculous.

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Re: Musk offers to buy Twitter
« Reply #116 on: September 20, 2023, 05:02:51 PM »
Actually a small one-time payment in order to create an account is kind of a good idea. That seems to be what he’s proposing as a possible idea.

It’s not the amount that matters. As he says, it’s the fact that the bots would need a separate payment method for each account.


That said, Elon should learn that his mouth functions best when closed and Tesla, which has benefited a lot from the Elon elan, needs to become more of a car company and less of a fan club if it’s going to become the next Ford. The only other car CEO I can name is Mary Barra and that’s only because the media made such a big deal about a woman being named CEO of a major auto manufacturer.

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Re: Musk offers to buy Twitter
« Reply #117 on: September 20, 2023, 06:17:32 PM »
SOmebody mentioned this on the radio as a possible Elon Plan:  Musk has already said he wants people to be able to send money/payments via Twitter, plus other ecommerce stuff which I can't remember.  So this payment scheme means you have already registered your credit card details with Twitter so it's not as big a step to start sending money or buying merch and stuff on Twitter.

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Re: Musk offers to buy Twitter
« Reply #118 on: September 20, 2023, 06:36:59 PM »
>Actually a small one-time payment in order to create an account is kind of a good idea. That seems to be what he’s proposing as a possible idea.

You are assuming he's a rational actor.  His behavior over the last few years has shown that he's a jumbled mess and what ever decision he's making today will be changed again.

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Re: Musk offers to buy Twitter
« Reply #119 on: September 21, 2023, 04:09:31 PM »
You are assuming he's a rational actor.

Ha ha! I’m certain he is a “very stable genius.”

I do like to see people, unstable or not, raise the idea of alternatives to a “free with ads” model.

I know Musk is not the person to do it and the hope itself that is ridiculous and the horse long ago left the barn.

Still, Buckworks (if she’s reading) will know what I mean when I say that fundamentally the “free with ads” model for these big platforms was a bargain with Mammon that has had toxic effects.

As for Musk, I really don’t care if he destroys X. It would be a shame if he destroyed Tesla and a problem for me personally if he tanks Starlink with his antics. I hope these companies can move past Musk who seems to have some level of clinical mental health issues.