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Mon Apr 25, 2022, 05:08 PM

Twitter Apocalypse Consolidation Thread

Okay, doom-ish implications, incorrect information and Olympic competition-level handwringing have been the order of the day on DU today, so here's your chance to actually articulate it: what is your worst-case fever-dream of what Twitter will become that it is not now?



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TheProle Apr 2022 OP
bucolic_frolic Apr 2022 #1
TheProle Apr 2022 #6
Hugin Apr 2022 #2
pwb Apr 2022 #3
RandiFan1290 Apr 2022 #4
LeftInTX Apr 2022 #5
In It to Win It Apr 2022 #7
TheProle Apr 2022 #8
ForgedCrank Apr 2022 #11
rockfordfile Apr 2022 #9
dalton99a Apr 2022 #10
PortTack Apr 2022 #15
Frasier Balzov Apr 2022 #12
TheProle Apr 2022 #13
cagefreesoylentgreen Apr 2022 #14

Response to TheProle (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 05:10 PM

1. A fascist-libertarian cesspool of threats, doxxings, and intimidation of their enemies.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 05:13 PM

6. Threats and Doxxings are measureable

so we should be able to see if those are allowed without consequence in fairly short order.

"Intimidation of their enemies" is a bit more nebulous and subjective.

Thanks for articulating your worries.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 05:11 PM

2. Twitter is a mirror. n/t

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 05:11 PM

3. Never joined.

But we are use to pukes owning the media.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 05:12 PM

4. I'm working on my own Twitter OP for later.

It's going to be great!

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 05:13 PM

5. I don't spend enough time on twitter to know

I use it for:
NWS Alerts
Tagging Elected Officials
Breaking News...(Not stories, but stuff that the media puts out before the write a story)
AND:
Reading DU posts

That's about it.

I don't think it will change for me.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 05:13 PM

7. My predicition is that it will remain largely the same as it is now

Most people won't leave. 95% of people on Twitter probably don't care.

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Response to In It to Win It (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 05:17 PM

8. True

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Response to In It to Win It (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 05:37 PM

11. I think you

are probably right.
A lot of people who use twitter are basically addicts, they may "quit", but that won't last.
Personally, I think twitter and facebook are among the worst things to happen to mankind in the last 20 years. Even the dumbest of the dumb can figure out how to use these platforms, and they bring their stupid with them.
If "social media" completely evaporated, I think we would all be much better off, at least after the DT's wore off. And that's coming from someone who has been active on social media for over 30 years. I started out using BBS systems, and then heavy into newsgroup participation. Even reddit can never hope to be as foul as some of the old newsgroups. We fought and we flamed, but at least there wasn't as much outward and raw hatred as there is now.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 05:18 PM

9. I could careless what it becomes. The fact that a un-American fascist is the owner.

It's time to leave Twitter.
I see the new owner is the same owner who had to pay out $137 million settlement to black employee over racism.

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Response to rockfordfile (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 05:25 PM

10. +1. Musk is an unrepentant, rabid, vile racist


Judge him by the company he runs


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Response to rockfordfile (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 06:00 PM

15. My thoughts exactly...I don't remotely want anything to do with that POS!!

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 05:43 PM

12. Where will enough money come from to pay for this?

From advertising? Color me skeptical.

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Response to Frasier Balzov (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 05:50 PM

13. They rake it in, apparently


Twitter gross profit for the quarter ending December 31, 2021 was $1.052B, a 22.9% increase year-over-year.
Twitter gross profit for the twelve months ending December 31, 2021 was $3.280B, a 39.58% increase year-over-year.
Twitter annual gross profit for 2021 was $3.28B, a 39.58% increase from 2020.
Twitter annual gross profit for 2020 was $2.35B, a 1.19% increase from 2019.
Twitter annual gross profit for 2019 was $2.322B, a 11.79% increase from 2018.

https://www.macrotrends.net/stocks/charts/TWTR/twitter/gross-profit

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 05:53 PM

14. Don't come to Tumblr

We like our hellsite (affectionate) as it is.

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