The Way People Are Talking About Twitter Is Wild
This Doesn’t Mean That I’m Defending Elon Musk, I Just Like A Good Story
“Elon bought Twitter! OMG!” — everyone.
When the news got to me, I think I felt what most people were feeling: nothing. Literally, why should I care?
I don’t use Twitter. There are a plethora of reasons for that, but the primary one is that if someone wants to be toxic, they can be. And it ends up hurting a lot of people. I don’t really care for that life. Which is hosted by Twitter.
I also didn’t really know what was going on. So if you need a refresher too, here’s an article I read that summed it all up in two minutes:
And based on that, I still didn’t think too much of it. Though I did think that maybe the board of directors were being a bit too hostile to someone who wants to buy their rapidly-losing-popularity company.
Still seemed like no big deal (and not the primary concern of my life; my life is most important).
But the comments and the articles that are coming out are just nuts. And fun to read. And they have chosen sides.
I have defined them as Side A and Side B.
Side A is not for the takeover while Side B is.
Only time will tell which side will win out. But it’s good to know what each other is saying.
I have read a lot of articles about the Twitter takeover. Not so much from Side B, though. The ones I have read appear to be optimistic. Which is good. They’re not saying that all of Musk’s plans for Twitter are going to happen. And they’re not saying they’re not gonna happen. Just stating what has been said, by Musk, about what he’s going to do.
I thought this article by Jorge Cienfuegos really summed it up best.
How Elon Musk’s Twitter Acquisition Could Change The Platform?
Important movements are predicted for the social network.
I can see the merits of everything that was said.
Musk wants Twitter to be more transparent for the average user (aka not a journalist who takes home money based on sensational news reporting; more like a person who tweets about her cat all the time).
Musk is willing to take out bots, ads and hopefully get rid of scams.
He said that he wanted to make Twitter open-sourced code, becoming a true platform for the people (not just the ones who want to make money).
There’s more, but I didn’t care about the other stuff. I don’t use the platform and I can’t be pushed to read more. But you can read the article mentioned above. It was good.
Oh and real quick, most of Side B has little to no comments. However, most are positive and contemplative. They have a we’ll-have-to-see kind of vibe.
Seems very normal if you ask me.
This is the side where things go nutso.
And I loved it.
The one and only article I will share is surprisingly by Zulie Rane. I did not think she was partial enough to become political. I guess she was not as unbiased as I thought she was.
This is How We Occupy Twitter
We can make this the most expensive mistake Elon Musk ever made.
Most of her arguments were ones made by most people who don’t like Musk.
We should hate him because he’s rich.
He won’t actually do the things he said he would.
As a collective, we need to screw him over by making Twitter suck hard (though it already does in my opinion).
And most of the comments were super mean. The ones I’m sharing were ok. But I still blotted out some people’s names.
As you can see I liked one of the comments. Because I educated myself and I felt that the comment was not meant to be hateful (like the last one XD).
I don’t particularly care for this side. Or for this article. It shocked me how few arguments she actually posed in disfavor of Musk. It was mostly her opinion. Very unusual for Zane.
Whose Side Are You On?
I don’t know Musk. I don’t follow him. Care about his exploits. His dating life. His life. I just…don’t care.
Which means I don’t know which side is going to win. Or if it’ll be a combination of both. No one does. Unless we’re talking about psychics. But I don’t think they really care unless they’re getting paid. They have their own lives too.
While everyone is debating and/or trying to bring down an imaginary force that could literally crumble without the usage of the Internet, I’m going to be doing something else.
Serving people around me.
Listening to music.
And when the aliens come to destroy the world in the form of giant blue birds, ticking clocks that won’t shut up, pictures of faceless people, and/or moving pictures of people mimicking clocks, I’ll be ready.
Because I’m actually paying attention to things that matter.