• @[email protected]
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    432 months ago

    Article say it’s down 23% in the US and 15% globally. I’m surprised that there wasn’t a bigger drop in usage. Maybe there are more bots propping up the numbers?

    • Flying Squid
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      162 months ago

      Definitely lots of bots. Which, of course, Elon said he would get rid of once he took over.

      • @Tyfud
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        112 months ago

        Except once he took over, he realized that the bots are part of the business and profit model of the service so he figured out enough to shut his idiot mouth. Which is saying something really.

    • JowlesMcGee
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      There’s a lot of people who just refuse to leave. They’ll complain and make fun of Musk, but they just can’t pull the trigger and leave. It’s the and for reddit and a lot of other sites as well.

    • @ganksy
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      72 months ago

      A brilliant strat!

      • @breakingcups
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        42 months ago

        You jest, but I can somehow guarantee that Musk’s response will be in the line of “We didn’t want those people anyway.”

    • AlphaOmega
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      32 months ago

      It seems low, unless you remove all the bot accounts from the equation and then it’s probably closer to 30%

  • @[email protected]
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    Musk would be doing much better as a billionaire if he just kept his mouth shut.

    And not do boneheaded moves like rebranding Twitter to X.

    Let’s take a household name that most companies would kill for to get that sort of everyday recognition and change it to the most generic shit ever and get rid of the Tweety bird. Marketing disaster.

    • Flying Squid
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      42 months ago

      He could just retire and live a life of luxury. But he craves power as well as money.

      • @[email protected]
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        62 months ago

        It’s true he craves power but more than anything he craves validation that he’s a cool smart dude, which he really isn’t.

        • Flying Squid
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          42 months ago

          Very true. He wants people to love him and anyone who doesn’t is scum. Trump is the exact same way.

  • Bipta
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    72 months ago

    I went on there yesterday and it felt like falling down a fascist rabbit hole. It’s a completely different site.

  • Horsey
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    My personal theory is that if he publicly appeals to right wing ideology more people overall will buy his cars lol. The Twitter shit is just piece of that.

    • @RGB3x3
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      32 months ago

      If it gets the right to embrace electric vehicles, that’s a good thing, right?

        • @RGB3x3
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          12 months ago

          Yeah, agreed. Public transit and more environmentally- and pedestrian-friendly city design are the real solutions. Nobody should need a car to live.

          But progress is progress.

          • @[email protected]
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            22 months ago

            If you live in an urban environment a car should be an inconvenience not a necessity. Maybe, better late than never, we’re starting to see some baby steps in this direction.

  • @[email protected]
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    22 months ago

    Use of Twitter in the US has slumped by more than a fifth since Elon Muskbought the site and rebranded it to X, according to data from app-monitoring company Sensor Tower.

    BREAKING NEWS: ‘Sensor Tower’ sued by Elon Musk for lies, slander, and being a “woke” enemy of free speech.

  • @[email protected]
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    22 months ago

    I deleted my account, but then I made a junk account to follow links there when someone says “check this out”. There are probably a lot of people like me who just follow links, troll a couple of blue-checks, and then close it.