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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #1025 on: March 16, 2024, 10:05:23 AM »
After typing that and thinking about it a bit more I suspect Lemon did this on purpose to torpedo the deal especially after reading Elon's relationship to Trump being brought up on the The View while this matter was being discussed like somehow there was some sort of connection. Much of the MSM has put extra effort into smearing Elon lately after reporting he could back Trump with his money.
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #1026 on: March 16, 2024, 08:53:29 PM »
Enter the Babylon Bee

10 More Things Don Lemon Demanded From Elon Musk
https://babylonbee.com/news/10-more-things-don-lemon-demanded-from-elon-musk

2. A spaceship to keep in his backyard
A Starship launch from Lemon's backyard would be nice to watch. Where's Lemon's house go?

8. Mars
Marvin may have something to say about that.
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #1027 on: March 21, 2024, 10:05:27 PM »
I guess he really has gone full extreme far right as far as the left is concerned

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Elon Musk
@elonmusk
This is a battle to the death with the anti-civilizational woke mind virus.

My positions are centrist:
- Secure borders
- Safe & clean cities
- Don’t bankrupt America with spending
- Racism against any race is wrong
- No sterilization below age of consent

Is this right-wing?
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1770806158497906916

And fascist too

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Elon Musk
@elonmusk
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And, although it shouldn’t need to said, I believe in the Constitution and freedom of speech
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #1028 on: March 21, 2024, 11:05:16 PM »
^^Literaly. Hitler.
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #1029 on: March 22, 2024, 12:39:26 AM »
We are living in an age of mass formation psychosis.
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #1030 on: March 25, 2024, 12:42:18 PM »
But wait, there's more

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    I voted 100% Dem until a few years ago.

    Now, I think we need a red wave or America is toast.
    — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 24, 2024
https://twitchy.com/samj/2024/03/25/elon-musk-far-right-post-n2394349

In the reponses

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    X is basically run like a pyramid of rightwing propaganda where Elon’s pharaoh and his likeminded bros kiss his ass and share his worldview and he drives traffic to them and pays them through ad-share but only because “there’s a leftwing media conspiracy to control the narrative”
    — Luke Zaleski (@ZaleskiLuke) March 24, 2024

Yeah right
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #1031 on: April 27, 2024, 09:02:02 AM »
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #1032 on: April 29, 2024, 09:10:44 PM »
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #1033 on: April 30, 2024, 01:15:46 AM »
"But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain - that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist."
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #1034 on: April 30, 2024, 09:22:44 AM »
A Youtube competitor would be GLORIOUS.

Please yes...

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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #1035 on: April 30, 2024, 12:12:31 PM »
A Youtube competitor would be GLORIOUS.

Rumble is trying
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #1036 on: April 30, 2024, 12:38:09 PM »
A Youtube competitor would be GLORIOUS.

If anyone can do it, Elon can, but I don't have high hopes. I really wanted to go to Rumble, but compared to Youtube, the place is an empty wasteland. You can find stuff like non-woke political content, but things like, "Where are the zerk fittings on my 2020 Polaris?" just aren't there.

I blame much of that on Youtube monetization. I remember pre-monetization, all kinds of people posted how-tos and similar videos just because they wanted to share information. Now with monetization, you're just not going to get a lot of those people moving from Youtube. Sure, the random guy who just enjoys talking about gun stuff and doesn't care about money might post on Rumble or wherever, but for people like say, Demolition Ranch or Garand Thumb or whoever, they don't want to give up the money generated by their millions of subscribers, and I can't blame them.

Of course those are examples of the kinds of content creators that you need to jump ship from youtube to get other people to follow suit, and thus bring viewers with them. But I have seen Warrior Poet Society, for example, had started to post like 10 minutes of a 30 minute video on Youtube as a "teaser", and if you wanted to see the rest, jump over to the WPS Network and sign up for their service and give up on the big tech. It must not have worked, because they're back to posting full videos on Youtube. The Googles is just the behemoth.
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #1037 on: April 30, 2024, 03:04:02 PM »
Youtube is just too easy.  The interface works well and functions well on just about any device.  Plus, for content creators, YouTube just has the audience and the potential new subscribers that other people do not.  I can see Twitter doing fairly well with it as they already have a lot of users.  Still not the same as

I watch some stuff on Rumble, but it is mostly people who post their content on both platforms.  There are some people like Steve Inman who were demonetized on YouTube and moved almost exclusively to Rumble and Twitter. 

I do question whether Youtube monetization is that great for most creators.  It is probably fine for the people getting millions of views or subscribers, but a lot of Guntubers are either demonetized or get suppressed.  I know a small channel had a hit video called something like "what do suppressors sound like".  After the views got past a million the view count hit a wall and just crashed to nothing.  He was pretty sure someone at Youtube didn't like that it was gun related and shut down the recommendations. 
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #1038 on: April 30, 2024, 03:20:13 PM »
Breaking into the space requires establishing both audience and content.  That's really, really hard to jump-start.

Viewers don't show up if there isn't content to watch, and creators won't post content if there isn't a reason to do so.  Even if creators post to multiple platforms, most of the audience will tend to stick to the big platform so they can find just about everything they are interested in there.

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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #1039 on: May 07, 2024, 05:44:44 PM »
Jack Dorsey quits BlueSky, endorses X:

https://twitter.com/TheQuartering/status/1787490058691338445


(Wasn't "blue sky" the street name for Heisenberg's meth?)
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #1040 on: May 19, 2024, 11:51:12 PM »
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #1041 on: May 20, 2024, 01:24:24 AM »
Is she trying to give him hints?

https://twitchy.come/justmindy/2024/05/19/taylor-lorenz-is-not-having-an-affair-with-elon-n2396410

She does, however, appear to have an on-going relationship withe the f-bomb.
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #1042 on: May 20, 2024, 10:48:05 AM »
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