I still think much of this coverage of Twitter is just advertising Twitter.
I'm reading The Chaos Machine: The Inside Story of How Social Media Rewired Our Minds and Our World. Mostly Facebook, but also Twitter, Whatsapp, YouTube, ect, an insiders view of ads, money, engagement, anger and ethnic unrest.
I ask you to get this book read Chapter 11 Dictatorship of the Like
The Supreme Court has a chance to help or hinder coming up.
Independent News and Analysis on the U.S. Supreme Court
Understanding the corrosive nature of social media products you can see that Musk actions are not political in essence rather adjacent to the plan.
For years, the platform has funded a project that's meant to create a better, decentralized online experience. Now Twitter's new owner will decide its future.
This all seems consistent: cut overhead, throw red meat, $8 premium service, pivot to financial services? It's the best business plan of a bad situation which will get worse for Musk if Section 230 were to disappear.
The product Twitter is offering is shoddy and people will eventually recognize it unless Twitter finds something else.
Musk in his midlife crisis/ bromance with Dorsey was drawn in with the best of intentions only to find a potential unsolvable riddle. In that I think he often in frustration, or having gotten high on his now own product, speaks like an ass. He threatened his main source of income. Advertisers with reasonable questions of moderation and risk... got their answer. If you use Twitter It's not like those ads will go unfilled there is a pillow man behind the bushes waiting to buy them at lower prices. A whole separate universe of shoddy products are waiting to replace those name brands.
In regards to the name shame game... Things change people fall out of love. Look how Conservatives brand love have changed since Trump.
A new poll from Fortune and SurveyMonkey exposes a political divide among consumer views of corporate America.
Top 10 Companies Most Loved By Conservatives
1. Walt Disney
5. Wal-Mart Stores
6. Exxon Mobil
7. Alphabet (Google)
8. Ford Motor
9. Johnson & Johnson
A majority of their most loved brands then they already claim to boycott today.