Elon Musk makes $43 Billion offer for private buyout of Twitter (1 Viewer)


Musk is "gaming" X for advertising revenue? To prop up "hey if you advertise on X you will get "x amount" of original views to your website" when in fact, its fake users????

LOL seems about right. So he allows bots to permeate the site, while understanding their presence will boost his ability to sell advertising by way of "authentic users visiting "
 
I only interact with friends stuff on Facebook. I only have 183 friends and probably only 20 of them are people i haven't personally met (with the exceptions of some family members). It is much easier to control who you interact with on Facebook than it is on Twitter. And majority of the interaction is people posting photos. which is why i have Zero interest in Twitter anymore. Of all the peole i work with and all the family members i talk to regularly, and my small group of friends, not one person i know says they post anyting on Twitter. When all this went down with Musk and Twitter i did ask a lot of people what they thought and no one i aksed said they even used Twitter unless somone sent them a link to something, like a video or a meme, but majority of them posted stuff on Facebook like pictures or checked in somewhere via Facebook.
 
One day twitter will have more active users and living humans, and Elon will claim he has solved the bot problem.
 
statistically speaking, at some point there will be more dead people on Social Media than live people.

With accounts, but hopefully they won't still be posting stuff.

Although, i could see AI bots taking over accounts and it being hard for us to tell the difference.
 
I only interact with friends stuff on Facebook. I only have 183 friends and probably only 20 of them are people i haven't personally met (with the exceptions of some family members). It is much easier to control who you interact with on Facebook than it is on Twitter. And majority of the interaction is people posting photos. which is why i have Zero interest in Twitter anymore. Of all the peole i work with and all the family members i talk to regularly, and my small group of friends, not one person i know says they post anyting on Twitter. When all this went down with Musk and Twitter i did ask a lot of people what they thought and no one i aksed said they even used Twitter unless somone sent them a link to something, like a video or a meme, but majority of them posted stuff on Facebook like pictures or checked in somewhere via Facebook.

I've had the exact opposite experience. I never use Facebook and a lot of the reason for that is that I am bombarded with stuff from people I don't know and don't care to know every time I click on a link in an email that says a family member posted something or tagged me in something. I don't even see the post that FB claims they made and all I get are random stuff out of chronological order from people responding to people I don't even know. It's a compete mess in which I have no control over what I see or the order I see it in.

Twitter on the other hand, while it is filled with crap in some place, I can choose to only see posts from the specific people I follow outside of the ads and I can choose to see things in chronological order. I can mostly choose the experience I have on Twitter and I unfollow people who post about things that annoy me or that I don't care about. Or, if I choose to I can use the for you function to see what crap is out there beyond those I choose to follow.

Of course, the big difference is that FB is supposed to let you connect with "friends." I don't think it does that, but that is it's purpose where as Twitter isn't designed to be a place to share with friends it's designed as a clearing house for information and comments on topics. Or at least that's what it was before Elon turned it into a bot farm.
 
I've had the exact opposite experience. I never use Facebook and a lot of the reason for that is that I am bombarded with stuff from people I don't know and don't care to know every time I click on a link in an email that says a family member posted something or tagged me in something. I don't even see the post that FB claims they made and all I get are random stuff out of chronological order from people responding to people I don't even know. It's a compete mess in which I have no control over what I see or the order I see it in.

Twitter on the other hand, while it is filled with crap in some place, I can choose to only see posts from the specific people I follow outside of the ads and I can choose to see things in chronological order. I can mostly choose the experience I have on Twitter and I unfollow people who post about things that annoy me or that I don't care about. Or, if I choose to I can use the for you function to see what crap is out there beyond those I choose to follow.

Of course, the big difference is that FB is supposed to let you connect with "friends." I don't think it does that, but that is it's purpose where as Twitter isn't designed to be a place to share with friends it's designed as a clearing house for information and comments on topics. Or at least that's what it was before Elon turned it into a bot farm.

Yeah, I find FB mostly worthless these days. It's fun to post a joke or meme, or a picture of your family - and see your friends doing the same, but these days it's so full of adds, posts from groups I don't belong to, and various promotions of reels and whatnot that it just (perhaps ironically) feels empty and no longer a "connecting" place..

Whereas platforms like Twitter and Threads offer a completely different experience on interacting with the world at large as opposed to your friends or community. Despite joining Twitter in 2009 and being a big fan of it, I deleted my account after Musk's management revealed some very serious flaws (features?) that were completely obvious to me by the time the Hamas attack and Israeli response occurred. I have been on Threads for months now and essentially have most of what I used to get from Twitter - but in either application, I'm far more interested in that than anything Facebook has to offer.
 
Yeah, I find FB mostly worthless these days. It's fun to post a joke or meme, or a picture of your family - and see your friends doing the same, but these days it's so full of adds, posts from groups I don't belong to, and various promotions of reels and whatnot that it just (perhaps ironically) feels empty and no longer a "connecting" place..

Whereas platforms like Twitter and Threads offer a completely different experience on interacting with the world at large as opposed to your friends or community. Despite joining Twitter in 2009 and being a big fan of it, I deleted my account after Musk's management revealed some very serious flaws (features?) that were completely obvious to me by the time the Hamas attack and Israeli response occurred. I have been on Threads for months now and essentially have most of what I used to get from Twitter - but in either application, I'm far more interested in that than anything Facebook has to offer.

I'm still on Twitter, but it's getting less and less useful/entertaining on a seemingly daily basis. I stay mostly because of the Saints, Premier League, and video game stuff because I'm not sure that those people I follow will be active on Threads or Blue Sky. There was once legit news on there, but not so much anymore. I've also noticed huge numbers of bots suddenly following me in the last couple months when I had not seen one in years.
 

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