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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #30 on: April 26, 2022, 12:14:00 PM »
Imma go against the grain here and say that Twitter is actually good. It's cool that you can go see verified  expert opinions compared to like reddit where the user could be like a random 8th grader.

If anything, the value Twitter has is in letting you see just what fucking morons the "verified experts opinions" havers are. Every lauded writer, politician, newscaster, etc. - just completely fucking braindead idiots. It lets you truly see just how stupid are the people who run the world, just what a sham "meritocracy" is, how elite institutions are run, and let us watch in real time as these ghouls manufacture consent for whatever happens to be America's next imperial project.
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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #31 on: April 26, 2022, 12:20:08 PM »
In all seriousness, I do think Twitter is a great source for information and real time coverage of political events.


I remember in the height of the Black Lives Matter protests a lot of news outlets were straight up lying about what was actually happening out in the streets. There were a lot of people on Twitter able to document it first hand as it was happening.



Yes, there's toxicity and shitty people on there, as there is on literally any internet platform. But Twitter does has its upsides.

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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #32 on: April 26, 2022, 12:25:10 PM »
I don't understand how he's the richest man alive, what does he actually sell? How many Teslas are actually on the road? doesn't he receive tonnes of government grants of investment and gets tonnes of different tax breaks.

Bubbles built on top of bubbles on top of other bubbles. *Eventually* the entire thing is gonna pop, but if we have learned anything since the start of Covid, it should be that there is nothing the government won't do and no amount of people they won't let die in order to keep the markets "whole".
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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2022, 12:33:58 PM »
elon and bezos both suck, but at least Jeff can get you a box of diapers to your house in 2 hours without corporate welfare, just a couple huge tax breaks and union busting techniques.

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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #34 on: April 26, 2022, 12:34:39 PM »
if you use twitter for arguing with randoms or reading outrageous political takes, you're too deep in the trenches

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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #35 on: April 26, 2022, 12:45:07 PM »
social media sucks. Billionaires suck. Politics suck.

Giant asteroid, please land on us and end humanity ASAP.

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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #36 on: April 26, 2022, 12:48:57 PM »
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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #37 on: April 26, 2022, 02:08:39 PM »
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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #38 on: April 26, 2022, 02:30:36 PM »
I only use Twitter for porn…it crazy to me how much hardcore porn exists on the site

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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #39 on: April 26, 2022, 02:38:28 PM »
it’s all fake
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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #40 on: April 26, 2022, 03:41:41 PM »
I only use Twitter for porn…it crazy to me how much hardcore porn exists on the site

Knew I wasn't the only one.
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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #41 on: April 26, 2022, 04:00:03 PM »
The most bothersome aspect of this is that people across the spectrum (not the least of which is Musk himself, so I guess “on the spectrum” to… hey-o!) keep couching this as a “free speech” issue. This has little to nothing to do with free speech.  A billionaire deciding (no matter how permissive he chooses to be) what you can and can’t post on a platform is not free speech.  Table scraps.  Benevolent oligarchy. To even call it noblesse oblige would be too generous. 

The public clamored for regulation of the major social platforms, and rather than submit to government oversight, they promised self-regulation.  Huge fucking shock: they didn’t try that hard and it hasn’t gone that well.  Large swaths of the country who can’t differentiate between what the federal government controls and what private companies control, claim that these measures are an infringement on their personal rights. For better or worse, corporate personhood, gay wedding cakes, ass-backwards free market propaganda, and politicians and activists fighting with Disney and every other major company have people believing (correctly I guess… fuck me) that this is way things actually function. For Musk, Bezos, Zuck, Kochs, Bloomberg, Buffet, etc… this couldn’t be better. Freedom’s just another word for deregulation. 

Freedom of speech is leaving Twitter for Truth, Facebook for Parler, or whatever other nutjob bullshit is out there.  You’re owed the chance to say, but not guaranteed to have it published or signal boosted.

Musk owning it or some other asshole or group of assholes is irrelevant. Though him taking it from a publicly traded company to privately held entity likely means less transparency behind whatever permissive scraps he tosses to the users.  Love it or hate it, but calling it a battle over free speech is complete nonsense. Nonsense that only benefits corporations and moneyed interests.

Fuck. Sorry. I guess have feelings about it.







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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #42 on: April 26, 2022, 04:05:41 PM »

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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #43 on: April 27, 2022, 03:13:39 AM »
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I can see him running for US president in a few years.. twitter sucks.
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Can't.

Rules for running for President: A presidential candidate must be a natural born citizen of the United States, a resident for 14 years, and 35 years of age or older.
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John McCain and Ted Cruz weren't born in the US but conservatives will find a way to cheat.





(I'm aware of the technicalities with their birth locations, but if they want to be pedantic crybabies about where Obama was born then I'm holding them to the same standard.)
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Remember when they wanted to change that law so that Arnold Schwarzenegger could run? What is with our obsession over making celebrities the most powerful people in the world?

I had to google all of them besides Schwarzenegger (I'm not American by the way). I'd say he'll find away around it. Wasn't someone born in Canada (perhaps a UK royal) and they declared the room part of the UK just so whoever it was was born on UK(?) soil? I'll try to dig around later and find out who it was.

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It was Princess Margriet of the Netherlands. "The maternity ward of the hospital was temporarily declared to be extraterritorial by the Canadian government."

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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #44 on: April 27, 2022, 04:04:29 AM »
Breaking news: billionaire nutter wants to control a media of information.

 :(


I’m gonna eventually go live in Patagucci or something if the world keeps becoming an even shittier shitshow lol.

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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #45 on: April 27, 2022, 10:15:30 AM »
I like it because it makes anyone who brags about being rich look not rich.

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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #46 on: April 27, 2022, 10:34:17 AM »
I fucking love Twitter... I'm an addict.
#skatetwitter is on point, and as a news/political/Louisiana-related stuff junkie, it's the best (imho).

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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #47 on: April 27, 2022, 10:52:03 AM »
Thoughts?

fuck twitter and elon musk

I fucking love Twitter... I'm an addict.
#skatetwitter is on point, and as a news/political/Louisiana-related stuff junkie, it's the best (imho).



fair enough, i could see how it is a good place for activism and also how it can become addictive. after i had so much fb beef with all sorts of people in the early 10s i just can't get back into social media like that. i have a twitter account, but so far i haven't ever used it aside from tweeting at 'skatetwitter about fleas gofundme a while ago, which didn't get any replies or retweets whatsoever(i was a little disappointed actually). 

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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #48 on: April 27, 2022, 10:55:05 AM »
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I only use Twitter for porn…it crazy to me how much hardcore porn exists on the site
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Knew I wasn't the only one.

I actually prefer it at times because it doesn't leave any browser history or cookies from actual porno sites. 

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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #49 on: April 27, 2022, 11:41:48 AM »
I’m getting on Tik Tok out of spite….

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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #50 on: April 27, 2022, 12:37:57 PM »
I’m getting on Tik Tok out of spite….
As a cat that has to keep up on different platforms (for others to use for marketing), that fuckin' app makes me feel like a hyper-boomer.

Not even from the dancing young people, but the old farts on there as well.

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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #51 on: April 27, 2022, 12:58:39 PM »
I have no strong feelings over it. Twitter is one of the worst things on the internet whenever it’s not the NBA playoffs.

I also get a little annoyed when people freak out over super rich people and massive corporations. Leftist  political minds have been warning the public about the outliers of capitalism for decades, a little too late to freak out.


I can see him running for US president in a few years.. twitter sucks.

He wasn’t born in America.

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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #52 on: April 27, 2022, 02:05:08 PM »
“what does this meaaannn?!?!”

it means our means of acquiring and disseminating information is hopelessly broken and hamstrung by the forces of capital run amok. if you still choose to value twitter after seeing this for what it is i have nothing to say to you except enjoy whatever brain disorder you develop posting your way to a better world before musks scheme of selling barely functional and completely proprietary cars as a front to sell carbon credits stops working and half the economy collapses
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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #53 on: April 27, 2022, 09:18:58 PM »
Matt Christman once described Twitter as "the unmanned customer complaint line of America", and I can't think of a more apt description.
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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #54 on: April 28, 2022, 01:42:29 PM »
A Tesla is the perfect metaphor for this situation: a car that is shaped like a traditional car with a combustion engine even though it doesn't have a combustion engine

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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #55 on: April 29, 2022, 02:37:09 AM »
I fucking love Twitter... I'm an addict.
#skatetwitter is on point, and as a news/political/Louisiana-related stuff junkie, it's the best (imho).

Skate twitter is fire AF. Twitter in general is lit for like discussion amongst niche communities. Only bad shit is that it's too good; there be some flat earth mfs and y'all kaeda conspiring and shit. As long they don't hurt nobody we good.

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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #56 on: April 29, 2022, 09:46:14 AM »
“what does this meaaannn?!?!”

it means our means of acquiring and disseminating information is hopelessly broken and hamstrung by the forces of capital run amok. if you still choose to value twitter after seeing this for what it is i have nothing to say to you except enjoy whatever brain disorder you develop posting your way to a better world before musks scheme of selling barely functional and completely proprietary cars as a front to sell carbon credits stops working and half the economy collapses
Reading everyone's opinions here just makes me feel like this too. We should just settle as a concept that any form of media you do not own isn't free for you to say anything on, instead this right of free speech would be vaguely protected if you do it old school and talk to people out in real life, as long as you can run away when someone gets annoyed and decides to beat you up. Basically if you got a message just get a megaphone or some shit, anything else is fallible.

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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #57 on: April 29, 2022, 11:28:52 AM »
“what does this meaaannn?!?!”

it means our means of acquiring and disseminating information is hopelessly broken and hamstrung by the forces of capital run amok. if you still choose to value twitter after seeing this for what it is i have nothing to say to you except enjoy whatever brain disorder you develop posting your way to a better world before musks scheme of selling barely functional and completely proprietary cars as a front to sell carbon credits stops working and half the economy collapses

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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #58 on: April 29, 2022, 11:51:24 AM »
The tanking stocks of Telsa crack me up.

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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #59 on: April 29, 2022, 07:51:52 PM »
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