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Old 11-30-2023, 05:32 AM
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He sounds mad.
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tbf he's sounded mad for a long time

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The interview skipped among topics, from politics, to artificial intelligence, to Musk’s own mental health. He said his mind “often feels like a very wild storm.”
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That video led me down a rabbit hole in which I learned that Musk's college girlfriend, Jennifer Gwynne, made $165k from auctioning mementos of their relationship.
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Old 11-30-2023, 05:52 PM
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I wonder if Musk bought any.
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Old 12-01-2023, 08:36 PM
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Time to play, ChatGPT or Musk's Nanny,

Option #1"He shared an unmatched and completely unvarnished perspective and vision for the future. ...please take the time to absorb the magnitude and importance of what we're all a part of."


Option #2"Elon's commitment to challenging the status quo and exploring new ideas has been instrumental in shaping the future, he has demonstrated a deep understanding of emerging trends allowing us to stay ahead of the curve."




ETA: ArsTech link,
X advertisers stay away as CEO defends Musk’s “go f*** yourself” interview | ArsTechnica

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Old 12-08-2023, 06:36 AM
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First you need to buy Disney, Elon.

Elon Musk demands Bob Iger ‘be fired’ after Disney pulled ads from X | CNN Business
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I hate a lot of things Iger has done, but it's really hard to claim he's not effective at running the business, or that it would be a good idea for Disney to advertise on Musk's Twitter.
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Old 12-08-2023, 05:06 PM
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One of the many random half formed thoughts in my head is wondering if the blatant treatment of women over 25 as old hags isn't in some way a useful double edged sword, with women learning earlier on that they were only wanted for what they could do for others.

Because here we have men in their 40s, 50s and 60s just starting to realize that they were never special, they were catered too because their demographic was thought to bring in the most money while affecting the trends of the future. Disney is just being a consummate capitalist by following the money, they're not woke, they just don't give a shit about Musk's demographics.

(The whole starwars hotel was essentially their attempt to get old rich dude money by providing a full blown fantasy experience, while it could have been much better it was also very much a test run, and the conclusion was obvious when it came down to it, old rich dudes kept their money and only spent big for their children.)
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It's hard to imagine a genius like Elon "Jews will not replace us" Musk believing in a fundamental right to advertising dollars or whatever that was, but there ya go.

Shitboy is also in a lulzy child custody/support dispute with a babymomma. Accordingly to toilet bug's lolyers, babymomma moved from Texas to California in order to avoid Texas's $2,700 per month cap on child support liability.
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I posted the thing about Musk v. Iger elsechat, and the kid responded "Bite each other's dicks off" and I am just feeling like a success as a parent because that is a very valid response to Musk and Iger fighting.
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Elon Musk restores X account of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

"Elon Musk has restored the X account of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, pointing to a poll on the social media platform formerly known as Twitter that came out in favor of the Infowars host who repeatedly called the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting a hoax.

It poses new uncertainty for advertisers, who have fled X over concerns about hate speech appearing alongside their ads, and is the latest divisive public personality to get back their banned account."

I would actually be curious to know Musk's inner thinking on how he expects all of this to go.
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And the pigs voted, More Mud they squealed and then all raised their tails in unison. Everyone knows dried shit is an effective sound insulator, once all the walls are covered this can never become an echo chamber, it's just science!
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a post about this on bsky

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LAST REMAINING SALES EXEC: Sir, our ad revenue is down 90%. We need to do something to convince big brands to return to-

ELON MUSK: Reinstate Alex Jones immediately

EXEC: Sir, I don't think-

MUSK: IMMEDIATELY

LINDA YACCARINO: Did someone say #football??? 🏈🏈🏈
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I would actually be curious to know Musk's inner thinking on how he expects all of this to go.
Everything, yes everything, supports my theory that Muck is *trying* to grind Xitter into the ground.

As to why, there are many theories. I suspect Mohammed bone Sawman has some leverage over him.
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He's now doing a live thing with Alex Jones and Andrew Tate. Yes, the same Alex Jones he previously claimed he could never support because His First Child Died In His Arms (this did not actually happen).
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One thing I found interesting when playing games online is just how much their profitability depends on allowing people to flaunt their wealth over others while hiding the truth.

A western adult parading around a high school in rural India trying to make all the kids envious of their wealth would look sad and pathetic, but wrap all those kids in similar skins and the same adult will happily dump thousands to flaunt it to other apparent equals.

Elon seems like the biggest whale in existence. He is so desperate to be liked he's dropped his standards below zero, Andrew Tate is just insecure desperation incarnate who seems to spend his time courting the praise of teenage boys, while also being able to imagine those praising him aren't as sad as they really are.

I don't think it will be long until Xtwitter is mostly nazi-pedo-dudes and their defenders.
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Finland. :)

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I try not to be judgmental of people who remain on Twitter because a lot of them make a living through content creation and/or social media, and (for now) it remains an important medium for outreach and audience interaction, but I genuinely can't look at it for five minutes before logging out in disgust. I read something yesterday that suggested that their ad revenue was down 40% yoy, which is great, but that still means something like $2.5 billion (with a 'b') in revenue for the year, which is hard for me to process.
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The people I know who've done careful looking report that it is not in fact still an important medium for outreach and audience interaction. Unless you're paying for it, your posts just won't show up in practice, probably even to your followers.

The number I saw claiming they were down 40% was giving concrete numbers which were clearly at least significantly too small; if you scaled them back up you'd get to around 1.5B/year, when they were making nearly all of their 5B/year revenue from ads pre-Elon.

Meanwhile...
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Can't help but wonder if these people may have a smaller advertising budget than, I dunno, Disney.
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