My last fun day on Twitter
What Elon doesn't understand it that the verified "notables" are not customers. They are content producers. The rest of the rabble are not the customers either. The rabble, as the followers of the "notables," are the true product of Twitter. Without the rabble the advertisers will have no interest in the platform. The advertisers are his true customers - the ones who will really pay for access to the rabble.
I was very fond of your Twitter feed, and am sad that you are now doing more productive things. I guess I should too.
Sewell Avery?? Very few people are old enough to remember him and his Monkey Wards. Chainsaw Al Dunlap might be a better comparison which a few people would know.
Twitter was a cesspool long before Musk, he just accelerated its fall. Like any accelerationist, Musk wants to destroy institutions, not improve them.
But Twitter already had terrible content moderation, due to a conscious lack of investment in upholding their EULA. It took an attempted coup by Trump to get him banned. Hate proliferated wildly on that platform, and their sanctimonious claim of being a bastion of Free Speech was the excuse for not spending money fighting it.
Good riddance to Twitter, happy you have this space to write more meaningful pieces.
I left Twitter the day Musk walked in with his sink. The sooner Twitter permanently shuts down, the sooner a useful replacement will emerge.
I guess they're betting on the vanity of opinion makers, wannabe opinion makers, their followers (thrilled when they get a reaction), and those who enjoy online brawls.
I.e. the chattering classes.
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