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A Silly Little SmartPhone

Over on “The Birdsite” there continues to be no end of apologists, seekers of Lord Manchild’s (as I’ve nicknamed Musk) attention, and defenders of Elon Musk’s every move. Twitter is Going Great chronicles so much, but this new nonsense takes the cake. Attention-Seeker Liz Wheeler jumped into the fray on Twitter basically challenging Musk to…Continue readingA Silly Little SmartPhone

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WWWTF

It’s been… a week in the tech sphere. So much so that I felt the need to write about it all in a Lightning Round update because it stretches far and wide. For starters, there’s the trainwreck that is Twitter & Elon Musk. To call it a crisis is an understatement. A billionaire with thin…Continue readingWWWTF

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Twit Show

In the words of Ian Malcolm: Well, there it is. The long-running saga of if shitposter extraordinaire Elon Musk would own Twitter is now over. It comes as no surprise that a man who impulsively signed a purchase agreement could not get out of it, no matter how much he tried. As of last Friday,…Continue readingTwit Show

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Five Four-Twenty

It’s difficult to fully process the landmark news that Elon Musk has successfully purchased Twitter. Was this something we all should’ve seen coming? Maybe it was naïve of me to believe it was someone trolling a company who’d invited him to come aboard and then the entire deal fell through. It’s hard to say. But…Continue readingFive Four-Twenty

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For Whom The Tweet Trolls

Twitter. Elon Musk. Insert sigh. Yeah, it’s been a lot over the past two weeks with these two. It’s difficult to go into the entire Elon / Twitter fiasco because I simply can’t gauge how much this affects or even is on the radar of people who aren’t fully in tune with social media. The…Continue readingFor Whom The Tweet Trolls

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From the Terrible Ideas Department

Twitter’s Twitter Blue premium (and paid) service posted this head-scratcher about a new ‘perk’ to paying the company money to use Twitter: gm! You asked (a lot), so we made it. Now rolling out in Labs: NFT Profile Pictures on iOS I’m not sure why people would ‘need’ this feature when an NFT is literally…Continue readingFrom the Terrible Ideas Department

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Jack Dorsey Leaves Twitter

From the “things I didn’t see coming” category is the announcement by Jack Dorsey (Twitter’s co-founder) that he is stepping down as Twitter’s CEO. He, of course, announced it in a tweet. It’s more of a one-liner of text accompanied by a screen shot of his email he sent to the company. not sure anyone…Continue readingJack Dorsey Leaves Twitter

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The Paid Social Network Nobody Wanted

In the early 2010s there were two mighty giants in the social media landscape: Facebook and Twitter. One behemoth was scrapping its way in an attempt to be a third. This company was backed by lots of money, a thoughtful design, and a single focus to topple the others. It wanted to be king. But…Continue readingThe Paid Social Network Nobody Wanted