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Twitter's Elon Musk Imitates Freenode's Andrew Lee

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Summary: The collapse of Twitter is starting to closely resemble the collapse of Freenode last year (Andrew Lee did all the wrong things, worsening an already grim scenario)

THE 'talk of the town' is Elon Musk, who lost a ton of money in estimated personal wealth (more than he had spent on Twitter).

This is starting to seem like a familiar story. He is losing his mind, openly aligning himself with the right almost on election day. Well, Andrew Lee said Biden "stole" the election on l0de's show...

Expect "liberals" to be blamed for all these catastrophes.

Musk now wants to change what the "verification" signs mean and who gets those signs. It's only for people who pay Musk. As an associate of ours put it today: "Lost in all the noise about charging a monthly subscription fee for the "blue check" on Twitter is the observation that the "blue checks" have been as much about endorsement as they have been about "verification"..."

Is Musk 'pulling a SASL' now? Is he just as insane as Lee?

It's getting worse and worse by the hour (we'll post more links about this in the News Roundups). To quote the above: "If Friday brought massive layoffs to Twitter, Monday brought fresh evidence that the company will never be the same. Musk has discussed putting the entire site behind a paywall, Platformer has learned. Meanwhile, the company is scrambling to lure back employees who it laid off mere hours ago, and some workers say the economics behind its soon-to-relaunch Twitter Blue subscription could actually lose the company money."

Not even a month has passed and it seems safe to estimate that most users are already pissed off and examining alternatives (if any*).

Alexei jokes about Musk mimicking Lee some more: "What next? Channel take-over?" _____________ * I personally think Mastodon has its own weaknesses [1, 2], so it is better to abandon social control media altogether. All of it. You can live a satisfying life without "likes". They're meaningless.

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