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Gamal
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Re: is twitter for mentally ill people?

December 18th, 2022, 12:09 pm

I can only think of a couple of people less suited to run the “town square” of Twitter than Elon. Although if you pushed me, maybe a few more. But he certainly sucks. Maybe he should just contemplate going back to trying to run that other failing business of his instead…
So you are going to create that Mastodon server for tagoma?
 
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Re: is twitter for mentally ill people?

December 19th, 2022, 3:43 am

So, Elon is running one of his Twitter polls asking whether he should step down as chief twit. It would probably provide more damage control if he asked them (us?) whether he should step down as CEO of Tesla. The value destruction there is like Twitter times ten.
 
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Re: is twitter for mentally ill people?

December 27th, 2022, 2:36 am

The mentally ill owner and CEO was cheering on a rambling tweet today from Dmitry Medvedev. Aside from being ideologically aligned, the deciding factor was probably the 2023 forecast that “Elon Musk’ll win the presidential election in a number of states which, after the new Civil War’s end, will have been given to the GOP”

How could the muskrat not cheer that one on?
 
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Re: is twitter for mentally ill people?

December 28th, 2022, 1:18 pm

 
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Re: is twitter for mentally ill people?

December 29th, 2022, 10:49 pm

I can’t say that I’d ever heard of the guy before, but then he shows up today on the front page of a Norwegian newspaper for being arrested for rape, abduction, and such things. Which seems to fit his profile pretty well.
 
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Re: is twitter for mentally ill people?

December 30th, 2022, 6:41 am

I hadn’t heard of him either. But after seeing the latest news I think I might have misjudged him!
 
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Re: is twitter for mentally ill people?

December 31st, 2022, 7:45 pm

I guess part of the story is that he was banned from the major social media platforms this summer, only to be unbanned on Twitter by Elon, since “free speech!”
 
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January 8th, 2023, 9:59 pm

 
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Re: is twitter for mentally ill people?

January 10th, 2023, 4:26 pm

We now know that Putin didn’t want the west to help because we’d find out that Russian submarines are made from old baked-bean tins held together with Chinese-made superglue.
 
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Re: is twitter for mentally ill people?

January 18th, 2023, 10:54 am

Have you also noticed a slower/lower number/pace of new tweets in your feed?
Have people really moved to other platforms?
Where do we stand regarding the Wilmott Mastodon server?
 
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Re: is twitter for mentally ill people?

January 18th, 2023, 12:07 pm

I personally dislike most social media. So am procrastinating.
 
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January 22nd, 2023, 9:42 am

 
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Re: is twitter for mentally ill people?

January 28th, 2023, 8:02 pm

Freedom fries?
 
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Re: is twitter for mentally ill people?

January 28th, 2023, 10:54 pm