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Re: Twitter!

Post by Kolohe » 02 Nov 2017, 22:40

Eric the .5b wrote:
02 Nov 2017, 22:39
Given it was a church door, wasn't he just a threadshitter?
The popes certainly thought so, and tried the Banhammer more than once.
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Re: Twitter!

Post by thoreau » 02 Nov 2017, 22:47

The person responsible for this should never have to buy their own drinks ever again. In fact, I'd like to know who they are so I can send them copious amounts of money.

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Re: Twitter!

Post by Jadagul » 02 Nov 2017, 22:52

I have heard rumors through the grapevine that twitter has had repeated high-level discussions about banning Trump, and at any given time it's like 40% in favor.

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Re: Twitter!

Post by dbcooper » 03 Nov 2017, 00:44

It would be dumb as hell, as I imagine he brings in a shitload of activity.
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Re: Twitter!

Post by Jadagul » 03 Nov 2017, 00:56

Yeah, but they don't really like him or anything. (If they're thinking they should push for responsible messaging or whatever, there's a colorable case that Trump isn't part of that. I don't think they should---I like Twitter-as-neutral-platform---but they kind of think they should).

And there's the whole semi-joke about how he's totally in violation of the terms of service.

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Re: Twitter!

Post by dbcooper » 03 Nov 2017, 01:44

They don't have a profitable business model after x years in operation, so too bad for them.
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Re: Twitter!

Post by Jadagul » 03 Nov 2017, 01:47

Why would they need a profitable business model? They have users. That's all you need in silicon valley, right?

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Re: Twitter!

Post by dbcooper » 03 Nov 2017, 01:49

It'll be interesting to see if anyone wants to buy them. Being a free-for-all makes for bad PR, but it's pretty much their sole attraction.
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Re: Twitter!

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 03 Nov 2017, 09:36

dbcooper wrote:
03 Nov 2017, 01:49
It'll be interesting to see if anyone wants to buy them. Being a free-for-all makes for bad PR, but it's pretty much their sole attraction.
The alt-right douche hattery is probably what killed a bunch of maybe acquisitions of Twitter in the last couple of years, so axing Trump may have at some point been (and maybe still is) a good idea.

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Re: Twitter!

Post by Sandy » 03 Nov 2017, 10:26

Fin Fang Foom wrote:
03 Nov 2017, 09:36
dbcooper wrote:
03 Nov 2017, 01:49
It'll be interesting to see if anyone wants to buy them. Being a free-for-all makes for bad PR, but it's pretty much their sole attraction.
The alt-right douche hattery is probably what killed a bunch of maybe acquisitions of Twitter in the last couple of years, so axing Trump may have at some point been (and maybe still is) a good idea.
It's weird that ISIS accounts and left-wing dogpiles never managed to turn anybody off and think "you know, maybe this platform is structured poorly."
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Re: Twitter!

Post by Mo » 03 Nov 2017, 11:21

Sandy wrote:
03 Nov 2017, 10:26
Fin Fang Foom wrote:
03 Nov 2017, 09:36
dbcooper wrote:
03 Nov 2017, 01:49
It'll be interesting to see if anyone wants to buy them. Being a free-for-all makes for bad PR, but it's pretty much their sole attraction.
The alt-right douche hattery is probably what killed a bunch of maybe acquisitions of Twitter in the last couple of years, so axing Trump may have at some point been (and maybe still is) a good idea.
It's weird that ISIS accounts and left-wing dogpiles never managed to turn anybody off and think "you know, maybe this platform is structured poorly."
Really? Because pretty sure ISIL accounts has led a bunch of governments (e.g. the UK) to look into Twitter and a bunch of people have commented on leftist dogpiles (including liberals like Chait). But you're right, they've "never" turned anyone off.

Besides, everyone knows that ISIL has moved on to Telegram.
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Re: Twitter!

Post by the innominate one » 03 Nov 2017, 11:26

What Twitter considers harassment is highly viewpoint dependent. They've suspended Stephen Knight aka godless spellchecker a few times, even though he avoids abusive language and generally attempts to engage in discussion.
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Post by nicole » 03 Nov 2017, 11:27

For some reason they also don't consider all the LEO accounts to be posting threats of physical violence either.
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Re: Twitter!

Post by Sandy » 03 Nov 2017, 13:27

Mo wrote:
03 Nov 2017, 11:21
Sandy wrote:
03 Nov 2017, 10:26
Fin Fang Foom wrote:
03 Nov 2017, 09:36
dbcooper wrote:
03 Nov 2017, 01:49
It'll be interesting to see if anyone wants to buy them. Being a free-for-all makes for bad PR, but it's pretty much their sole attraction.
The alt-right douche hattery is probably what killed a bunch of maybe acquisitions of Twitter in the last couple of years, so axing Trump may have at some point been (and maybe still is) a good idea.
It's weird that ISIS accounts and left-wing dogpiles never managed to turn anybody off and think "you know, maybe this platform is structured poorly."
Really? Because pretty sure ISIL accounts has led a bunch of governments (e.g. the UK) to look into Twitter and a bunch of people have commented on leftist dogpiles (including liberals like Chait). But you're right, they've "never" turned anyone off.

Besides, everyone knows that ISIL has moved on to Telegram.
Sorry--never bothered investors or anyone at Twitter.
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Re: Twitter!

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 03 Nov 2017, 14:01

Sandy wrote:
03 Nov 2017, 13:27
Mo wrote:
03 Nov 2017, 11:21
Sandy wrote:
03 Nov 2017, 10:26
Fin Fang Foom wrote:
03 Nov 2017, 09:36
dbcooper wrote:
03 Nov 2017, 01:49
It'll be interesting to see if anyone wants to buy them. Being a free-for-all makes for bad PR, but it's pretty much their sole attraction.
The alt-right douche hattery is probably what killed a bunch of maybe acquisitions of Twitter in the last couple of years, so axing Trump may have at some point been (and maybe still is) a good idea.
It's weird that ISIS accounts and left-wing dogpiles never managed to turn anybody off and think "you know, maybe this platform is structured poorly."
Really? Because pretty sure ISIL accounts has led a bunch of governments (e.g. the UK) to look into Twitter and a bunch of people have commented on leftist dogpiles (including liberals like Chait). But you're right, they've "never" turned anyone off.

Besides, everyone knows that ISIL has moved on to Telegram.
Sorry--never bothered investors or anyone at Twitter.
http://fortune.com/2016/10/18/twitter-d ... alesforce/

This article doesn't mention ideologies, but does say the harassment is what was the turnoff.

Many of Trump's MAGA pals might not be there but for him, except for the pro trolls and bots, of course.

Regarding ISIS and leftwingers, you have to go looking for them to start trouble with or get explicitly into their shit. Bernie Bros seem only to go hard for centrist Dems. Right wing nuts eventually always come for you, the same as it's always been on the internet. I've only seen explicitly left-wing sites' comment sections ever destroyed by the most extreme SJWs, whereas every other comment section will eventually need to be shut down due to right wing trolls and dumbshits, from YouTube to the local paper (not too mention Reddit or Reason).

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Re: Twitter!

Post by thoreau » 03 Nov 2017, 14:10

In keeping with what FFF said, the comments at Inside Higher Ed have more hard-right guys than SJWs. Higher education is not a sector known for its right-wing sympathies.

I think SJWs have some real cultural power in my profession, but it isn't wielded much in comments sections.
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Re: Twitter!

Post by Sandy » 03 Nov 2017, 15:11

Fin Fang Foom wrote:
03 Nov 2017, 14:01
Regarding ISIS and leftwingers, you have to go looking for them to start trouble with or get explicitly into their shit.
LOOOOL, oh you n00b.
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Re: Twitter!

Post by thoreau » 03 Nov 2017, 15:56

Sandy wrote:
03 Nov 2017, 15:11
Fin Fang Foom wrote:
03 Nov 2017, 14:01
Regarding ISIS and leftwingers, you have to go looking for them to start trouble with or get explicitly into their shit.
LOOOOL, oh you n00b.
This is an industry-dependent thing. Outside of academia, tech, and publishing, what have the SJWs ever done to us?
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Re: Twitter!

Post by lunchstealer » 03 Nov 2017, 16:43

thoreau wrote:
03 Nov 2017, 15:56
Sandy wrote:
03 Nov 2017, 15:11
Fin Fang Foom wrote:
03 Nov 2017, 14:01
Regarding ISIS and leftwingers, you have to go looking for them to start trouble with or get explicitly into their shit.
LOOOOL, oh you n00b.
This is an industry-dependent thing. Outside of academia, tech, and publishing, what have the SJWs ever done to us?
Built the aqueducts?
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Re: Twitter!

Post by thoreau » 03 Nov 2017, 17:06

lunchstealer wrote:
03 Nov 2017, 16:43
thoreau wrote:
03 Nov 2017, 15:56
Sandy wrote:
03 Nov 2017, 15:11
Fin Fang Foom wrote:
03 Nov 2017, 14:01
Regarding ISIS and leftwingers, you have to go looking for them to start trouble with or get explicitly into their shit.
LOOOOL, oh you n00b.
This is an industry-dependent thing. Outside of academia, tech, and publishing, what have the SJWs ever done to us?
Built the aqueducts?
And astronomy!

But other than academia, tech, publishing, astronomy, and aqueducts, what have SJWs ever done to us?
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Re: Twitter!

Post by dbcooper » 03 Nov 2017, 17:26

Fin Fang Foom wrote:
03 Nov 2017, 14:01
Many of Trump's MAGA pals might not be there but for him, except for the pro trolls and bots, of course.
Tons of libs love quoting and replying to Trump. I imagine that provides more activity for twitter than the MAGAs.
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Re: Twitter!

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 03 Nov 2017, 18:43

Sandy wrote:
03 Nov 2017, 15:11
Fin Fang Foom wrote:
03 Nov 2017, 14:01
Regarding ISIS and leftwingers, you have to go looking for them to start trouble with or get explicitly into their shit.
LOOOOL, oh you n00b.
Can you point to a website where this happens on the regular?

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Re: Twitter!

Post by the innominate one » 03 Nov 2017, 20:59

A friend of mine said he and his wife have been watching Jordan Peterson videos appreciatively. Today on Twitter he said the Twitter employee who disabled Trump's account committed a treasonous act. I now have reason to doubt my friend's judgement.
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Re: Twitter!

Post by the innominate one » 03 Nov 2017, 21:04

the innominate one wrote:
03 Nov 2017, 20:59
A friend of mine said he and his wife have been watching Jordan Peterson videos appreciatively. Today on Twitter he said the Twitter employee who disabled Trump's account committed a treasonous act. I now have reason to doubt my friend's judgement.
I believe I saw the aforementioned tweet earlier but cannot find it now. I did find this:



The guy is a professor of psychology. Psychologist, treat thyself.
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Re: Twitter!

Post by the innominate one » 03 Nov 2017, 21:08

"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." -E Benn

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