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Mon Apr 25, 2022, 12:41 PM

Will you leave twitter if Elon Musk takes it over?

I have deactivated my account, but plan to reactivate it if a deal falls through, and no sale happens.

(edit: Musk has acquired twitter)
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Yes
35 (32%)
No
29 (26%)
I don't have Twitter
47 (42%)
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Reply Will you leave twitter if Elon Musk takes it over? (Original post)
ColinC Apr 2022 OP
jcgoldie Apr 2022 #1
bucolic_frolic Apr 2022 #8
jcgoldie Apr 2022 #13
MineralMan Apr 2022 #2
Ritabert Apr 2022 #3
Hoyt Apr 2022 #4
edbermac Apr 2022 #5
bucolic_frolic Apr 2022 #10
nini Apr 2022 #20
ibegurpard Apr 2022 #6
SoonerPride Apr 2022 #7
Silver Gaia Apr 2022 #9
dchill Apr 2022 #11
Gore1FL Apr 2022 #12
WhiskeyGrinder Apr 2022 #14
haele Apr 2022 #15
Fiendish Thingy Apr 2022 #16
eShirl Apr 2022 #17
andym Apr 2022 #18
spooky3 Apr 2022 #19
Elessar Zappa Apr 2022 #21
SKKY Apr 2022 #22
Hugin Apr 2022 #23
Shanti Shanti Shanti Apr 2022 #24
liberal_mama Apr 2022 #25
ColinC Apr 2022 #26
dixiechiken1 Apr 2022 #27
forthemiddle Apr 2022 #28
ColinC Apr 2022 #30
tavernier Apr 2022 #29

Response to ColinC (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 12:42 PM

1. I would join twitter...

… just so I could leave when Elon Musk takes over!

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Response to jcgoldie (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 12:50 PM

8. That's a good strategy

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 12:55 PM

13. Honking and flipping the bird...

…at trucks with Trump stickers hasn’t much strategic value either… but I still find it satisfying somehow

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 12:45 PM

2. Oh, well...

No. I tailor my Twitter experience to suit myself. Unless that changes, I can't see any reason to leave Twitter.

I'm not fond of pulling the blanket over my head.

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 12:45 PM

3. I rarely go to Twitter anyway

...but if Musk takes over I'm done.

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 12:46 PM

4. Not on it much. However, it's not like the current major stockholders are saints.

 

Look em up, if you don’t believe me.

Will be interesting to see what Musk does.

As long as we and thousands of other can rebut comments we don’t like, not worried. And that won’t change because no one will go there just to read what trump JR has to say.

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 12:48 PM

5. I was banned so it doesn't matter.

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Response to edbermac (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 12:51 PM

10. That's a Badge of Honor

Congratulations!!!!!!!

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Response to edbermac (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 01:51 PM

20. Me too haha

I said the guy who wouldn't get vaccinated but was demanding an organ transplant would deserve to die then by his own choices.

That of course is much worse than spewing right wing propaganda and lies.

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 12:49 PM

6. Left it long ago

It's rancid

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 12:49 PM

7. Only if he lets trump back on

The second that happens I delete my account

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Response to SoonerPride (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 12:51 PM

9. THIS.

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 12:53 PM

11. I already didn't like or have it.

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 12:53 PM

12. I have an account that I barely use. I've maybe tweeted 3 things.

Mostly I don't bother to log in and just read when there is a reason to do so.

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 12:55 PM

14. Depends on if I see a change. I've learned a lot from people on Twitter.

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 01:01 PM

15. If he takes it over and goes private, it will fail anyway.

He won't pay for the moderation needed to not turn it into Parler or whatever the Right Wing is flailing about on now.

He's a childish troll who wants it to turn Twitter into his personal Troll enclave. Probably because it's popular world-wide as a social collaboration tool, unlike him -who is just a known tool world-wide.

Haele

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 01:11 PM

16. Perhaps the new twitter should be considered a RW news source in DU's TOS

Put twitter in the same category as Parler, the Daily Caller, OAN,, Truth Social and Stormfront.

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 01:15 PM

17. I was banned

I won't ever delete it because Leonard Nimoy liked my birthday wish to him.

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 01:15 PM

18. No-- we need people there to report and correct mis/disinformation. Free speech cuts both ways

Twitter is not going away. I don't necessarily mind Musk's libertarian ways-- but the since he is for free-speech I hope that users act as mis/disinformation reporters and collectively correct the dangerous nonsense that is spouted.

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 01:45 PM

19. Depends on how he changes it. I don't post much there but

I love reading a lot of others’ posts.

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 01:53 PM

21. No.

We shouldn’t abandon it to the right wingers.

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 02:01 PM

22. I don't have Twitter, but I didn't have MySpace either...

...and I fully expect it will go the way of MySpace based on what I think Must is planning.

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 02:09 PM

23. I'm wondering if...

TFG finally found someone to spend their money to buy something he wants. He loves to spend other people’s money.

The question is academic for me as I have never had anything worth retweeting.

Anyway, too many open questions right now to have other than an emotional response.

Like, is this the board of Twitter finally realizing that their platform is cornered in an advertising dead end and losing market share?

Possibly they know there’s a slew of bipartisan regulations headed their way?

Maybe they are telling Musk to put up or shut up. The markets frown on insincere offers. Which Musk has a history of putting out.

My only advice to the twitter board… Gold up front. No cyber, nfts, or bridge trades.

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 02:10 PM

24. No, I barely use it to follow a couple people that I like, dumping it would hurt no one but me

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 02:35 PM

25. I will leave Twitter if Musk lets Trump back on

If Trump gets back on Twitter, it will be a disaster for this country.

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Response to liberal_mama (Reply #25)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 02:37 PM

26. I'm operating with the assumption that will be one of the first things he does.

"free speech," and all. Of course, I truly hope he doesn't.

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Response to liberal_mama (Reply #25)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 02:44 PM

27. This, this, this. 1000 times THIS. 👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 02:57 PM

28. No, Even if Trump is let back on

I hate that we have become a society that reads and follows only things we agree with.
Whether it's Trump on twitter, or SNL making fun of President Biden I refuse to live a life in an echo chamber.
We are become way to polarized, and it's stuff like this that makes us even more polarized.
Widen your horizon, you might learn something new.

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Response to forthemiddle (Reply #28)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 03:23 PM

30. Being intolerant to disinfromation and bullying is not the same as being intolerant to different

opinions.

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 03:22 PM

29. Not on it.

Much more pleasant listening to the birds Twittering in my garden while I sketch. DU is already chock full of it but at least those are cherry picked humorous opinions that don’t go on ad nauseum.

I thought I would be terribly addicted to this newfangled iPhone when I first got it. I spent hours on every site that interested me, and was so proud of the commentary that I would contribute.

But as years go by, I find these opinion sites much less interesting and other than DU, skip them all together. Basically I just use my phone now to receive and send texts, check the weather, and set my alarm clock. I’m actually pleasantly surprised that what I thought would be a troubling addiction has not turned into such. Oh… and Amazon. Now that HAS turned into a troubling addiction.
😀

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