• will_a113@lemmy.ml
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    25 days ago

    When did we get away from saying “X - formerly known as Twitter” ? I liked seeing that gentle nudge in every headline.

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    25 days ago

    I genuinely hope this platform burns to the ground.

    I already lost all faith in it a long time ago, but kept my account to occasionally respond to a friend, or just look at feeds i don’t follow.

    When he publicly reinstated fascists though, that was the last drop in the ocean of issues

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      25 days ago

      The moment Musk fired engineers, I removed my account. Then I watched Twitter integration fail for a few applications Ive worked on, and removed that login/access.

      From there, I watched multiple services fail. Ive watched spam bots take over. I watched drama after drama, Musk demanding weird choices like his tweets get priority.

      It’s such a mess.

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      25 days ago

      Never going to happen. His other companies are highly successful and private so he can always borrow money to from other companies to keep twitter afloat

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        Tesla is not private. He borrowed a huge amount against his Tesla shares to buy twitter. That’s one of the reasons he wanted that giant bonus. He needs the money to keep paying off the loans.

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    25 days ago

    The biggest loss here is that I follow a lot of artists on Twitter and when it goes kaput I won’t have easy access to follow them.

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        25 days ago

        Probably near zero chance. Fediverse is dead empty compared to the alternatives, so not ideal if they want to reach out to their fans.

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          25 days ago

          You know, that’s a bit chicken-egg, right? Like, platforms don’t magically get users, those users need a reason to want to be there.

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            25 days ago

            In my personal (and therefore, limited) experience, engagement is much harder to get in the fediverse. I hope it improves, but it’s not easy to find people you don’t know in order to follow them, and vice versa.

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              25 days ago

              i think the reddit/lemmy format is more suited to following communities not people

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              And Lemmy doesn’t have a button to follow individual users or have a multireddit, for them or for some communities. On Reddit I had my porn subs collected into one tab (+Friends tab) and this didn’t show anywhere else, but there it’s only solvable by creating another account on lemmynsfw for that while banning all porn on your main acc. Following one creator without their own /c/ is a problem.

              IIRC Wordpress had plugins to autorepost into other places. Maybe if Lemmy had one, it could’ve been perceived as less isolated by OC authors. For now you need to put effort to post a thing there too, for the sake of a small 1 mil userbase.

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        25 days ago

        The issue is that even if half of them go there, the rest are scattered to the wind, and you’re not guaranteed to find them again.

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          25 days ago

          Most people are on multiple platforms. Find them now, while you still can. Save whatever contact info you can for them. You don’t know when you’ll need it, nor why.

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      25 days ago

      My artist friends were actually the ones to introduce me to bluesky! Some of those circles jumped ship pretty early.

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    25 days ago

    I’d rather store my food in Jeffrey Dahmer’s fridge than my money with Elon Musk’s company.

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    24 days ago

    According to the article, the revenue is down 40%…But the costs are also way down? So this title is totally misleading, and a bunch of Lemmies are out here celebrating because they didn’t put 2 and 2 together.

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        How much more growth could Twitter have anyway?

        Anyone who was interested either had one or had sworn it off well before Musk got involved.

        The only thing that changed for me personally was I could previously see tweets from people without having an account, now I can’t, so I don’t click on twitter links at all. All of the businesses and public services previously announcing things on Twitter do it elsewhere now anyway for that reason.

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      Lemmy is pretty biased and has unrealistic expectations. Like people here still think Reddit going to die, when the fact is we left over the API incident but we’re in the minority and the majority of people don’t care.

      I can’t stand X or Elon, but it would be silly to not look at things objectively.

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      24 days ago

      Mr/s. financial expert, how much is way down? How does the cost vs revenue compared? Is it a net positive or negative. I’ll wait for you to put 2 and 2 together to see if I celebrate or not yet.

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        X lost half a billion dollars in the first quarter of 2023. Odd that the financial expert didn’t mention this even though it is literally in the same sentence as the “40% drop in revenue” statement in the article.

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    I didn’t even realise until the other day you need an account to use it now at all it seems.

    So no surprise. In the past, I recall you could browse without a login… so of course nobody is going to put ads on it

    Also, why would you want those customers?