from the comedy-is-now-legal! dept
This week, we kick off the most insightful aspect of factors with a comment from That A person Dude on my put up about how I still hope Twitter succeeds, where by the comment highlights the most important solitary factor that may well get Elon to cease from burning the website to the floor: getting previous his personal moi.
Move a person: Comprehend and confess when YOU are the challenge
From the seems of it even though it may not be unachievable to prevent the web site from burning down the first step of that will require Musk to confess that he screwed up and that all the derision aimed at moderators and individuals that have that as their task was grossly unfair simply because it turns out these individuals actually did/do know what they had been conversing about.
If he can established aside his ego and admit that he was dead completely wrong about moderation then it might be attainable to salvage the site, although it is likely to be a seriously uphill struggle convincing the men and women who were canned or remaining to occur back and it’s going to get a lot of Pretty Good Individuals indignant with him.
If he can’t set aside his ego… crack out the hotdogs and smores kits because the put is probably to go down in flames and there’s not substantially else any individual else can do at that position but love the spectacle.
2nd area was an nameless comment on that exact article, in response to a remark from our resident Trump lover, who attempted to mock the stories of chaos at Twitter by noting that he remembered “similar ‘chaos and dysfunction’ adjectives currently being utilized 4 yrs back to explain the White Dwelling.” And the comment that won second put observed there might have been a fairly very good motive for that:
And rightfully so.
The Trump White Household was utter chaos for his entire stint in workplace.
And even out of office it is chaos… To wit: his managing of delicate documents, files that belong to NARA, and please make clear why he would have categorized folders lacking the paperwork that are really classified.
(and if you say that he head-declassified them, that just proves that you have consumed the kool-help, are putting on the tin-foil hat and possibly have Q tattooed on your ass.
Oh and you are addicted to the Trump taint odor.)
Not shockingly, the commenter he was responding to ran away and did not occur back to respond.
For editor’s choice, I have an additional anonymous comment on that similar post conversing about “good Elon” vs. “bad Elon.”
Elon is staying “Good Elon” and “Bad Elon” (a typical abuser pattern) and it is likely to bankrupt twitter in 2023. The advertisers who paid out the bills aren’t coming back again unless Elon fires himself. Elon has no concept how isolated he is in his sycophant bubble he proceeded to block the most critical spokesman for his advertisers who fork out twitter’s charges.
What was incorrect with pre-Elon twitter was insufficiently prosperous feedback from the crowd for powerful moderation. That is, bear in mind the mDAU audits exactly where they went as a result of samples with people to figure out if buyers were accurately classified as monetizable, and have been functioning about 95% precise?
You could classify buyers comments for precision the similar way…so you’d generally have not only reports, but also status scores for these carrying out the reporting. And you could absolutely have more nuance (checkboxes) in the person reporting checkboxes. They possibly could have carried out that past year…if not for Elon.
And our second editor’s option remark on the insightful facet is also about Musk and Twitter, but on a distinctive tale, exactly where Musk instantly determined that parody was no for a longer time legal on Twitter. This comment, by Christenson, was responding to an anonymous comment suggesting that Twitter’s earlier administration experienced sabotaged the company for Musk because they hadn’t secured 2023 marketing commitments previously this calendar year at an advertisement convention in which individuals commitments are often built. Christenson points out that’s not accurate:
Gotta disagree with you there — Twitter’s 2021 monetary numbers were Community ($10B income from promoting, lost like $500M on that, with $800M due to a lawsuit settlement over share cost volatility). In particular with the person growth, they stood to almost certainly make about $250M in 2022.
As to the marketing convention, nicely, the lack of responses on moderation previous summer time has turned into chaos after the offer closed — and that is on Musk, he reported really publicly he required to improve how twitter was moderated, but gave twitter no information when queried. Advertisers past 7 days asked Musk how he reconciled “no modifications to moderation” with the massive team cuts in the deal with of brand name safety, and Musk proceeds to block the chief of the advertising and marketing convention who requested.
Twitter administration did what it was intended to do … offered the business for $44B, about 2 times a acceptable rate. Lack of ability to forecast Musk actually was not aspect of their position this continuous 180 turning from Musk is pretty significantly the sample of a narcissist and an abuser, probably even a psychopath.
In any case, since they now have to pay back an added billion or two of personal debt service, and they’ve kneecapped their ad income with no way to recover devoid of firing the chief twit, bankruptcy is on its way. This even if they locate the finest moderation algorithm ever and roll it out tomorrow, flawlessly.
Alright, but what was humorous final 7 days? Turns out… it is some extra things about Elon Musk and Twitter! Thad took the initially place for the funniest comment by a whole lot responding to rojcowles remark on the put up about how Twitter less than Musk may perhaps be violating the FTC’s consent decree by suggesting a new Elon meme based on an alleged quote from Musk’s particular attorney, Alex Spira, that “Elon puts rockets into house, he not scared of the FTC.” Thad jumped in with the winner:
Elon places rockets into place, he ain’t afraid of no ghosts.
In some methods, what is even funnier is that later in the 7 days, following that story and that comment arrived out, it was described that Elon really was constructive that Twitter have to have “ghost employees” on the ebook, and demanded an audit that Twitter staff members were real individuals (and then fired the auditor!). So possibly he is worried of some ghosts.
In next put on the humorous side, we’re still swimming in Musky waters, as Chris O’Donnell showed up to answer to a comment from Diogenes on the story about Twitter’s difficulties rolling out its new bluecheck program, that talked about his banning persons for parody. Diogenes notes that “Musk bans parody, but he IS a parody,” primary to this retort from Chris:
Perhaps he did not want the opposition.
For editor’s choice we experienced a good deal of fairly funny remarks to opt for from, but we’ll begin with a comment from ThatOtherOtherGuy on the post about Twitter and the FTC consent decree, in which there ended up experiences that Twitter was both of those desperately hoping to employ back some of the persons and telling engineers they required to “self-certify” that what they had been undertaking did not violate the consent decree (which is not at all how it operates), the remark speculated how that all went down:
You should come again!
Welcome back to Twitter! BTW, be sure to sign this doc. What is it? Oh, under no circumstances thoughts, just some schedule paperwork. Certainly absolutely nothing that would expose you to prison prosecution.
Aaaaaaaand, at last, we had a remark from… wait… [checks notes]… “Mike Masnick (confirmed)”… uh…. asserting a brand new Techdirt attribute that I undoubtedly was not mindful of:
New Techdirt Options Announcement
Just want to give absolutely everyone a heads up, Techdirt will soon be introducing an ‘Official Techdirt Icon’ on people commenters that attain funniest / most insightful comment of the 7 days a lot more than 2 moments in a calendar yr (icon can also be purchased for $8 / month by using my patreon)
I guess given that that arrived from a “verified” account it should be true. I hope it to be reside in just a 7 days or we’ll fireplace the staff employing it.
Which is all for this week!