All the goings-on with Twitter

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:bonk: I don't know about Twitter's code, but in this board's code it would only take about 3 very short lines to designate a group in a post. Probably only a very quick edit to change the color of their check mark.

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This tweet exactly. He's Walmartizing the world's 4th biggest website and giving the really talented and exceptionally employable people a bonus of three months pay for going to work for somebody else and he's keeping only the people who really, really need the job. Brilliant.

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Musk realizing his ship is sinking offers to reinstate Trump.

The owner of Truth Social, realizing that Elon's ship is sinking says, "Why would I do that?"
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He's baaaack. At least his account is
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Double standard.
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1.2 million followers last night, 86.5 million today. According to somebody on Twitter, he has less than 5 million on Troth Sential.

And since he has a (kaff, kaff) "fiduciary obligation" to his investors, apparently there's an agreement in his FTC filing that he can't post anything on another site until 6 hours after he's posted it on his own site. 1.) That must drive him crazy, and 2.) like so many other things Musk has done, it kinda makes reinstating him pointless.
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Nostradamus has been found and he's working for the Republican Party. This tweet is from two weeks ago and it seems to take on a new meaning every day.
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I swear the guy is trying to kill off all of his sources of revenue.
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I've become convinced that Elon's goal is to turn Twitter into some kind of 140-character 8chan because that's the kind of guy he is*. It might not blow up but it will probably become a very large hellhole. Somebody might buy it at a fire sale but it will be hard to clean up the recent damage. I just hope people don't close their accounts or all of those embedded tweets throughout the internets will go dead.

For an alternative, it's looking like the grownups are going to land at Post.news. Mastodon is a good thought but its network setup makes it a mess. Counter.social is the same and much too complicated, and Bluesky is still a mystery as to what it even is. Post is a startup by the former CEO of Waze that's still in beta and looks very similar to Twitter but you have to get on their waitlist to start using it. This post says the list today was 152,000 people and they approved 6,700 but it doesn't say if those accounts are the NYT and national security experts or if they're average Joes. I assume somebody like me would have to wait some time for his number to be called. We'll see. Thankfully, some of the people who've joined there are cross-posting to Twitter so us peons can see what's on their minds.


* TSLA has lost 49% of its market cap since Musk started his obsession with Twitter. He's that kinda guy.
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You know your site has issues when you have to make your own phone so somebody will carry your app.

NB - The App Store and Google Play both carry Truth, Gab and Tumblr, so it isn't about politics regardless of what Righty whines about.

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Free speech.

Er... the part you can't see says they're no longer enforcing their misinformation policy.

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I got accepted on Post today. I don't remember what day I put my name in but it took about 9 or 10 days, which isn't bad considering the infrastructure necessary to handle such a massive number of new signups. I haven't done much more than take a quick look around but it looks and acts very similar to Twitter minus the trolls, lamers and maybe the bots and I hear it has an edit button and you can put headlines on your posts.

I don't know if it unlocks any secret levels or anything but here's a link that gives me credit for the referral. I'll let you know if it does anything - if anybody uses it. https://post.news/?r=73TII
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