Elon Musk Launches $43 Billion Hostile Takeover of Twitter

edwest3

ACCESS: Top Secret
Joined
Nov 9, 2007
Messages
2,968
Reaction score
1,998
Let's see, I wake up with billions of dollars, buy all of the comic books I want and then what? I know. I'll go shopping. Billions of dollars can go a long, long way...
 

Volkodav

I really should change my personal text
Joined
Mar 28, 2014
Messages
539
Reaction score
753
He'd have to spend an insignificant fraction of his wealth compared to his Twitter offer to try and salvage Truth Social and it'd probably be more to his tastes, anyway.
On a larger level, it would be *far* better culturally to have a single fully accessible public forum where people are treated fairly, rather than two separate echo chambers, especially when one echo chamber has a many-year lead. A right-wing alternative to Twitter would be possible, but it would always be the "right wing" alternative, while Twitter has the lefties and the great bulk of the centrists, because the centrists signed on before Twitter fell to the mob, and it's all they know.
Never had Twitter or any real interest in it. I know a number of Centrists and Right of Centre personalities were meant to use it extensively but it wasn't really on my radar until Trump and his extensive use of it. I suppose that why I came to think of it a a right wing platform until Trumps suspension, that and the stories of Russian troll farms and other foreign actors, as well as criminal players.
 
Last edited:

Volkodav

I really should change my personal text
Joined
Mar 28, 2014
Messages
539
Reaction score
753
I only use Facebook because I can communicate with people I know in real life. Otherwise, no.
Same here, the positive on facebook is being able to reconnect with old friends and acquaintances, as well as keep in touch with family. This was especially the case when I relocated for several years and lost touch with a lot of people.
 

Volkodav

I really should change my personal text
Joined
Mar 28, 2014
Messages
539
Reaction score
753
Thinking on this further, is social media really right wing or left wing at all, are the influencers and others really part of either camp?

What I perceive is lots of trolls, lots of agents (people working for a specific purpose) and a huge number of Narcissists and Narcissists Flying Monkeys (enablers) gas lighting to their hearts desires. Darvo here, Darvo there, Darvo everywhere (Darvo = Deny, Attack, Reverse Victim and Offender).

Narcissists are never really right, left, religious, or political, they simply co-opt whatever platform they can to buttress their fragile egos, identify, isolate and attack their targets.

An old school and then army friend of mine is regularly sent to facebook gaol, mostly because he lives in the US and the US facebook pages he joins are full of people who don't get his Aussie sarcasm. At the same time Narcissists skirt the edges of the rules (as they do in all facets of their lives) to do the most damage they can without having to face consequences.

There will always be Narcissists and their flying monkeys, its just that social media lets them reach more people and connect with more like minded individuals.
 

FighterJock

ACCESS: Top Secret
Joined
Oct 29, 2007
Messages
2,445
Reaction score
1,318
So what will happen to SpaceX and Tesla now that Elon Musk has just bought Twitter? Will he end up selling them or will he keep them?
 

Moose

ACCESS: Top Secret
Senior Member
Joined
Jul 4, 2010
Messages
1,665
Reaction score
878
So what will happen to SpaceX and Tesla now that Elon Musk has just bought Twitter? Will he end up selling them or will he keep them?
He didn't primarily use his own money to buy Twitter, unless the company implodes he's got plenty of time to pay off the investors who staked him. So, absent a disaster, he doesn't need to sell anything.
 

Archibald

ACCESS: Above Top Secret
Senior Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2006
Messages
8,710
Reaction score
8,235
I only use Facebook because I can communicate with people I know in real life. Otherwise, no.

Same for me. I "recovered" all the people I crossed by on my walk of life since the early 1990's - and appreciated along the ride; but unfortunately had lost thereafter (I'm loosy at keeping contact even with good people, I must have some Asperger tendencies).

Hey, through Facebook I even made contact again with all the hot chicks from my high school years. And even with some more years and turned into moms, they are still hot.

During my teen years I was loosy at maths and science (you'd never believe that, being such an aviation and rocket nerd, but c'est la vie). And by default I went for literary studies; then I found myself the lone guy among a classroom of girls.

After being bullied at school for eight years (fuck the 1990's, I hate that decade) by all the Martin Prince and Nelson Muntz, every morning when I walked into the classroom among the Laetitias, Charlottes, Alices, Marions, Amandines
- it was like "Holy grail" when Sir Lancelot enter Castle Anthrax, with Dingo, Zoot, and all the others.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwOslM8JN0I

Helloooo !!


As soon as I learned of Facebook existence in 2007 I started looking for all these people, found them, and still have them nowadays.

It is one of the very few positive things Facebook ever brought to this sad and angry world...
 

GTX

All hail the God of Frustration!!!
Staff member
Senior Member
Joined
Apr 15, 2006
Messages
4,704
Reaction score
3,883
Website
beyondthesprues.com
Based upon this and his other recent commentary, I believe Elon is simply playing with people and getting a laugh. Quite pathetic really when one considers he could be actually using said time/money in far more productive ways.
 

Similar threads

Top