Where is TWITTER headed?

Maybe you have not had the best year. But take some consolation from the fact that you did not YOLO yourself into overpaying for an unprofitable social-media platform, publicly try to wriggle out of the deal, get lawyered into ponying up, liquidate billions of dollars of stock in a down market to do so, take over a company you did not really want, shitpost your way into a revenue crisis, quit paying your bills, antagonize your super-users, wink-wink at Nazis, and decimate your staff, all the while damaging your other, more lucrative businesses. Or at least probably not, unless you are Elon Musk. Twitter’s new owner might have fared better than Sam Bankman-Fried, the disgraced cryptocurrency magnate who improbably saved Musk from winning the title of Tech Fortune–Craterer of the Year. But Musk nevertheless spent 2022 lighting billions of dollars and his reputation on fire.

One thought on “Where is TWITTER headed?

  1. Mark says:

    Yes Elon has had some silly fuck ups recently, but this psychopathic and co-ordinated smear campaign against the man after he publicly ditched the Democrats is crazy. Another mistake from Elon IMHO. The dive is Tesla shares has more to do with ‘Merkas current chilly relationship with China, who make most of the world’s batteries, than his stewardship (or lack of it).

    Wink-wink at Nazi’s? Really? Freedom of speech is now fascistic? Come on….

    What is even stranger is the almost complete media blackout of the Twitter Files revelation of systemic government collusion with Twitter to censor and shadow-ban anything politically detrimental to the Democrats or anything that contradicts government messaging. Absolutely nothing in the cooperate press. Nothing. There was a time when journalists would be kill to get a scoop like this.

    Orwell got it right

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”

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