Started by Spotted Horses, October 30, 2022, 07:11:59 PM
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Quote from: foxandpeng on November 03, 2022, 06:37:59 AMYes it is, because they all do unless heavily moderated. This already is. Same inanities and sleeping semtex. No offence intended, of course.
Quote from: Gurn Blanston on November 03, 2022, 07:15:48 AMWe'll see what we see. I appreciate the causes for your cynicism, but defeatism creates self-fulfilling prophecies. You know, even though the means exists to completely control everything that gets published here, it doesn't gain anything for the group as a whole to only allow 'approved' points of view. The OP should have started a poll instead, it's a yes or no question, innit?
Quote from: Brewski on November 03, 2022, 08:32:13 AMSocial media is great (like GMG, for instance), but I also strongly believe in stepping away from the computer and taking a walk, or cooking something delicious, or going to a concert, or having dinner with friends. (Last Sunday, a three-hour Moroccan lunch was divine, with no one pulling out their phones.)
Quote from: Brewski on November 03, 2022, 08:32:13 AMHe seems to think that the whole thing is a bit of a joke, which in my book, doesn't bode well for the platform's future. But again, we will see what happens. -Bruce
Quote from: Brian on November 03, 2022, 08:43:49 AMI think stepping away from social media is good for the mental health, especially Twitter, which given the state of the USA and the world these days is a constant barrage of bad news, scandals, corruption, trolling, fascism, etc. This weekend I took a long break for a quick vacation, didn't miss Twitter for a second, came back, signed on, and remembered just how different my view of the world is when I'm hooked up to the Twitter machine.
Quote from: Brian on November 03, 2022, 08:43:49 AMYup. Did you see the kerfuffle overnight where Rep. Ocasio-Cortez tweeted a joke (that he spent $44 billion on the purchase and all he can think to do is to go around asking people for $8 subscriptions), and in response, Musk had Twitter block AOC from viewing her notifications, interactions, and replies? His "oversight" is quickly devolving into schoolyard humor.Obviously, my first instinct now is to use my whole account to make Elon Musk jokes, but for professional reasons it's wiser for me to stay engaged and hope it's a useful tool going forward.
Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on November 03, 2022, 08:50:35 AMMusk is a sick man.
Quote from: Brewski on November 03, 2022, 08:32:13 AMI'm on Twitter quite a bit, both personally and professionally. At the moment, I'm in "wait and see" mode, depending on what happens in the next few weeks or months. Musk's behavior so far is not particularly encouraging, if plans are true to decimate Twitter's staff, not to mention his own mockery of some of Twitter's users. Mostly, I like the platform. I curate my own feed strongly, and have blocked thousands of accounts that are either bots, or a waste of time and energy. There are many people and accounts worth following, so I try to focus on those. But I'm also keeping an eye on Bluesky, the platform under development by Twitter's creator, Jack Dorsey, and am on the lookout for other new ones. Social media is great (like GMG, for instance), but I also strongly believe in stepping away from the computer and taking a walk, or cooking something delicious, or going to a concert, or having dinner with friends. (Last Sunday, a three-hour Moroccan lunch was divine, with no one pulling out their phones.)I do agree with the comment above about Musk overpaying on a bluff. He seems to think that the whole thing is a bit of a joke, which in my book, doesn't bode well for the platform's future. But again, we will see what happens. -Bruce
Quote from: Spotted Horses on November 03, 2022, 08:17:14 AMI know the answer will be no. I'm more interested in the reasons.Twitter is not a much of a money making enterprise, Musk overpaid based on a bluff he got called on. It is some sort of ego trip for him, which is not good if Twitter is indeed a platform people actually depend on for information.
Quote from: Gurn Blanston on November 03, 2022, 06:03:38 AMNOTE TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES:This innocent thread is NOT going to become the new USA Politics thread. That is all.Gurn
Quote from: Gurn Blanston on November 01, 2022, 06:25:46 PMThe MAGA/QAnon bullshit hasn't crept into my little corner of Twitter yet
Quote from: Todd on November 03, 2022, 03:33:08 AMI was not referring to D&D.
Quote from: 71 dB on November 02, 2022, 11:12:01 PMModern left believes in 30-hour workweek (better work - free time balance).
Quote from: greg on November 03, 2022, 06:37:24 PMWell, I do too, at least ideally. Just wonder what is the minimum before society stops even functioning. Maybe find that number and add 5 hours. We shouldn't have to be punished our entire lives for not being born into riches, inheriting wealth for doing nothing- which is what overwork is. So any way to reduce it without taking unreasonable sacrifices is ideal.
Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on November 02, 2022, 08:57:25 AMPlease God, Let Elon Musk Kill Twitter
Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on October 31, 2022, 04:50:14 AMNot as yet seriously contemplating an exit. I've dipped my virtual toe in both Tribel and Mastodon and doubt I'll do any more than that.
Quote from: Spotted Horses on November 04, 2022, 09:02:31 AMMr Musk needs a civics lesson, I think, since the first amendment prevents the government from restricting free speech. It doesn't compel individuals or private companies to publish or support your free speech by patronizing your business.
Quote from: Spotted Horses on November 04, 2022, 09:13:08 AMMastodon seems to have a tiny user base. How did you pick your server?
Quote from: Florestan on November 04, 2022, 09:25:55 AMThe only social media I've ever used is GMG --- which is bad enough. No, seriously, I have no Facebook, Twitter or Tik-Tok account and honestly as of late I've been distancing myself even from watching TV or reading online news and commentaries. I just focus on my family and my hobbies, none of which are dependent on any social media.
Quote from: Brewski on November 04, 2022, 09:30:19 AMWell, good for you (no sarcasm intended),
Quoteno need to diverge from that path. While I enjoy some social media—emphasis on "some"—it is not the center of my existence.
Quote from: Florestan on November 04, 2022, 09:35:23 AMNone taken, Bruce, rest assured.Very seriously, the only social media I need is GMG, even if my wife would say that it's one too much nevertheless.
Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on November 04, 2022, 09:36:21 AMShe doesn't like "cat chat" groups? PD
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