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patom
Member
Fri Nov 18 07:12:28
Elon Musk's new $44 billion dollar toy seems to be falling apart when employees are just walking out the door in droves.
TheChildren
Member
Fri Nov 18 07:22:44
who cares

was a scam 2 begin with

u honestly bought in2 the idea that twitter employees could somehow build a wechat.
if they could, then why havent they already.

twitter is garbage and they can never build something like that even if none of them quit.

hypaaloop is a scam 2. get that through ur thick skull.

but despite that, elon got this right though: sounded 2 me that these twitter employees had a pretty sweet gig, never showin up at office, workin in hotels and home, at own pace while still gettin paid 200k a year.

if everyone one of us are not succeedin at life, who gives them da right 2 be live like that.

work 80 hours at office or resign, period.
elon showed them whose boss. respect.

hypaaloop still a scam. u can wait until ur body turns in2 a skeleton and there would still be no loop 4 u.

shouldve taken chinas proposal to build u some real trains back in 2010 lmao. owned
murder
Member
Fri Nov 18 07:41:46

"Elon Musk's new $44 billion dollar toy seems to be falling apart when employees are just walking out the door in droves."

Twitter is primarily a noise maker. A better question is "how will people shout at each other?"

patom
Member
Fri Nov 18 07:49:44
I know it won't disturb my life in the least. I don't even text, let alone Tweet, Tic or Tock. I was just curious as to how those that seem addicted to their toys will communicate with the outside world. It seems that most celebrities and politicians have become anchored to their devices.
murder
Member
Fri Nov 18 08:00:58

Yeah but most of them are consumers, not content creators. Most celebrities and politicians have teams or assistants handling their social media accounts.

Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Fri Nov 18 08:03:49
You know it is peak twitter FUD when octogenerians are saying it is doomed.

I’m gonna bet a HUNDRED pennies that twitter will not go bankrupt.
patom
Member
Fri Nov 18 08:05:40
I'll bet you 100 pennies that I won't be affected one way or the other :)
murder
Member
Fri Nov 18 08:06:07

The vast majority of traffic on Twitter is driven by commercial "street teams", political rage machines ... people who manufacture outrage on Twitter and are only known there, and bots.

There are 100s of millions of people that react to tweets, but for the most part those people are shouting into the wind with no one ever reading their tweets. Kind of like this place. :o)

Seb
Member
Fri Nov 18 08:11:28
Politics would be better if news cycles slowed down.

williamthebastard
Member
Fri Nov 18 08:18:18
The internet has to become more regulated. Since most of society's speech has moved there and will continue to move there, its time for big platforms to be seen as publishers or else rule that its a public utility like water and air and may not be owned by billionaire cowboys.
Average Ameriacn
Member
Fri Nov 18 08:44:45
Many new users will come to UP from Twitter.

UP is in the top 10 of all social networks, we could rise into the top 5 right behind Facebook, Mypsace and Truth Social!
williamthebastard
Member
Fri Nov 18 08:49:26
The internet was invented with public money, then billionaire cowboy companies started screaming that its not freedom if theyre not allowed to own it. Gotta love the era of neoliberalism
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Fri Nov 18 09:04:14
People seek connection with other people individually and in groups. However you want to regulate things there will always be a huge market and regulatory framework that allows digital town squares and street corners to form. In that space the problems of scale vs human mind/behavior will not be solved by regulation. The solution there are different technologies that can facilitate in both protecting you and helping you to make better decisions and temper emotions. This is technology at it's best where it helps us make better and more informed decisions, like the way an autopilot can offload certain tasks or an image processing app can provide you with more information through false color rendering of a picture :P

Someone should try that for social media, provide tools that can scale things back down for a stone age brain to make sense of, before they jump on the regulate them all like they are publishers.

Of course part of it is also adapting culturally to the new normal.



obaminated
Member
Fri Nov 18 09:41:21
It'll go through a rough transition as the activist parts of twitters employees leave but they can and will be replaced. They'll also have a hard time finding a job after leaving abruptly as they are.
Paramount
Member
Fri Nov 18 10:10:49
Out with the old, in with the new. Elon might get better people to help him run Twitter. Ivanka, Kanye West. Pillow Guy. Etc.
patom
Member
Fri Nov 18 11:02:14
obamanated, I doubt they will have any problem finding new jobs if they are willing to work. All over the country people are begging for help. Might not be the same pay and benefits but they won't have to worry if they have a job. Musk seems to be kind of a loose cannon when it comes to employees.
Habebe
Member
Fri Nov 18 11:20:29
I mean, twitter is still up and working...so useless jobs? Apparently usership is up high.

Probably best to start clean.

When the app stops working, call me.

Meta just fired like 11k people and Amazon too.
williamthebastard
Member
Fri Nov 18 11:27:42
Sounds like perfect timing to buy a similar product at ten times its market value
williamthebastard
Member
Fri Nov 18 11:29:29
But we need to consider a new approach to national and international platforms for important information.

Habebe
Member
Fri Nov 18 11:50:39
Musk should really push to get vine back before tiktok gets banned.
Habebe
Member
Fri Nov 18 13:30:48
So...didnt the left say that Twitter was done for? Gonna collapse?

Elon did say he regretted firing two people and hire Ligma Johnson back. Hahahahahaha

this feels like those doomsday cults claiming the end is near, but it never comes....
Pillz
Member
Fri Nov 18 15:28:27
Wtb is honestly the stupidest internet poster of all time. Like Alabama inbred Facebook comments stupid.
obaminated
Member
Fri Nov 18 17:13:17
Tom, yes they will have no problem finding a job at kohls. But a well paying and respectable company will do a thorough resume check and when they see that Joe Smith quit his last job abruptly due to political issue's they will discard him as unreliable.
obaminated
Member
Fri Nov 18 17:13:44
Tom, yes they will have no problem finding a job at kohls. But a well paying and respectable company will do a thorough resume check and when they see that Joe Smith quit his last job abruptly due to political issue's they will discard him as unreliable.
obaminated
Member
Fri Nov 18 17:15:12
And if he gets an interview and they ask him why he quit without giving a two week notice his only answer will be "I didn't agree with the companies direction and they wanted me to work harder".

That is not someone who gets hired.
Habebe
Member
Fri Nov 18 17:17:07
Fun info, Kohls coincidentally is really close to bankruptcy.

Anyone who follows stocks knows they have lackluster numbers. I know a guy who does contract work for Kohls and word is in our region theybhave cut staff to nesr half at Christmas time....at christmas time due to lack of sales.
obaminated
Member
Fri Nov 18 17:46:04
I imagine people got used to shopping online (which was already a growing trend) during the whole lockdown mess. Why leave the house when you get the same deal if not better online?
Habebe
Member
Fri Nov 18 17:56:05
That and Kohls has high markups and has been hit hard shoplifters.
murder
Member
Fri Nov 18 19:23:43

They'll all get venture capital to start some pointless business that is going to be the next big thing.

McKobb
Member
Fri Nov 18 22:33:28
I'm sure his shiny new sycophantic crew will embody free speech, kek
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