19 November 2022

You Maniacs! You Blew It Up! Ah, Damn You! God Damn You All to Hell!

As the reader(s) of this blog know, I like to dump on Elon Musk. 

As such, I have REALLY been enjoying Twitter lately.

It's like watching a train wreck, but without the loss of the life, for a while, at least.

It's been circling the drain, and I think that the downward trajectory has accellerated.

Normally, I would not post as about this so enthusiastically, but I appreciate the opportunity to quote the last line of Planet of the Apes.

Elon Musk restored the Twitter account of former president Donald Trump on Saturday, a pivotal move that could help the platform’s once loudest, bluntest force regain online attention just as a new presidential election begins.

“The people have spoken,” Musk wrote in a tweet, nodding to the results of a Twitter poll that had just completed on whether to reinstate the former president.

Trump’s account was repopulating with old tweets and followers Saturday night, though the former president had not tweeted immediately after being restored. He said earlier Saturday he remained focused on his Twitter clone, Truth Social, signaling he would not return to the site right away.

Twitter users who participated in Musk’s poll voted roughly 52 percent to 48 percent to restore Trump’s account, according to the unscientific and non-representative Twitter poll. Musk has put multiple pivotal decisions up to a vote from his Twitter feed, including, last year, on whether to sell 10 percent of his Tesla stock.

I'm wondering if someone like Mohammed bin Bone Saw (Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud) is paying him to destroy the site because it's favored by opposition by activists.

Or maybe Musk is just crazy.


Quasit said...

My theory is that Musk is an idiot. A spoiled, privileged idiot who has been bailed out all his life. Like most billionaires and megamillionaires.

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