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twitter is a festering shithole but I’m not leaving it …. yet
so now Elmo owns the tweeter machine and yes, it sucks when conspiracy-vomiting thin-skinned manchild gazillionaires fuck up everyone else’s good time out of spite, just to prove they can.
but I’m staying put for the time being. here’s why.
first of all, we don’t know what will happen. yes, Elmo will probably fuck everything all to hell — he’s already off to a great start — but maybe just maybe despite his worst impulses, maybe he won’t. he does have massive debt to service and advertisers to please, so maybe he’ll figure it out and actually take his job seriously. I’m willing to wait and see.
second, if you quit twitter, the terrorists win. no, really. the deploables would love nothing more than to run you and me off the site. and right now they’re emboldened and they’re doing their best to make twitter ever more of an open sewer than it already is, but fuck that. the deplorables do not set my agenda and I will not dance to their tune.
third, right now there’s no better place to go. twitter is still the best place for breaking news. literally seconds after anything happens, you’ll find out about it on twitter. that’s not happening anywhere else
(yes, I know about [insert your favorite twitter alternative here] but I’m really not attracted to the idea of echo chambers on either the right or left.)
anyway if Elmo truly does fuck this thing beyond redemption all to hell, I’ll see you at the next wherever. but until then, I’ll be right here, going down with the ship
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ps: here’s my prediction about what will eventually happen to twitter. I believe Elmo will find it unmanageable and will abandon it and let it die. it wouldn’t be the first time he did that with one of his acquisitions