Elon musk: the twitter killer
Yesterday, Elon Musk, CEO of Twitter announced the following:
Boom there it is. Elon’s latest attempt to drive sales for his failing Twitter Blue service could be the thing that finally kills Twitter for good. Twitter Blue has been widely unpopular with users and ineffective in what it sought to do, which is mitigate bots. Twitter Bots are one of the things that Elon fixated on when he came on as CEO. If you were to ask him they are the biggest issue plaguing the app, however funnily enough I never really came across the “bot epidemic”, but I guess me and Elon are on different sides of Twitter. In my experience, the only thing that I’ve seen Twitter Blue do is give irrelevant accounts false authority and opportunities to take trolling to new heights.
Some of the numbers here are astounding but I find the most interesting stat to be this: of the approximately 450,000 legacy verified accounts only around 6,500 have paid for Twitter Blue. This is especially concerning considering that in the coming weeks legacy blue checks will be getting removed and so many of them aren’t willing to pay for a check even if it's taken away.
Mike summed up everything wrong with Twitter blue right there: The people that pay for Twitter Blue are viewed as losers and a laughing stock yet they are going to be the only accounts that are “verified”. Elon is clearly trying to up his grift game in the name of eliminating bots but when asked valid questions about how this dumb new feature will help with that at all he goes full “meme lord” trying to “own” his critics so that his dick-riding fanboys can come and tell him he “won the internet for the day”.
The backlash to the For You Page announcement has been loud and plentiful. Pretty much everyone that opposes this upcoming measure makes sound points and uses logic to show that this new implementation will effectively ruin everyones Twitter feeds.
Following the backlash, Elon hopped on Twitter the next day to say
Elon’s tenure as Twitter CEO has annoyed me since the day he showed up at Twitter HQ with that stupid fucking sink. If it isn’t clear already I am not the biggest fan of Elon. Honestly, most of my distaste comes from his fanboys that would literally die for him and come to his defense when he faces the slightest bit of criticism. The other thing that annoys me the most about Elon is that no matter how hard he tries he simply can’t post. He tries so hard to be funny (like with his aforementioned sink bit) but he’s so painfully unfunny. That doesn’t matter to his army of boot lickers though, as every one of his stolen circa 2011 memes that gets tweeted out instantly amasses hundreds of thousands of likes.
Would you believe me if I told you this got 335,000 likes. Are you kidding me?! This type of shit wasn’t even good on iFunny back in the day!
Nearly half a million likes on that one… I’m at the point where I legitimately feel like I'm going insane when I see these stolen memes from 2009 get so much praise and laughing crying emojis in his replies.
Marc actually makes a great point here. I seem to remember a certain Twitter poll that Elon promised he’d abide by the results of…
Elon’s Twitter experiment has been a resounding failure thus far and I sincerely hope that this new change will not last for too long. If this kills Twitter then all I will have is TikTok and If TikTok gets banned on top of that… well then I guess I’d just have to go outside.
Twitter… Rest In Peace