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ColinC

(8,363 posts)
Mon Apr 25, 2022, 12:41 PM Apr 2022

Will you leave twitter if Elon Musk takes it over?

I have deactivated my account, but plan to reactivate it if a deal falls through, and no sale happens.

(edit: Musk has acquired twitter)


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Yes
22 (34%)
No
14 (22%)
I don't have Twitter
29 (45%)
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Will you leave twitter if Elon Musk takes it over? (Original Post) ColinC Apr 2022 OP
I would join twitter... jcgoldie Apr 2022 #1
That's a good strategy bucolic_frolic Apr 2022 #8
Honking and flipping the bird... jcgoldie Apr 2022 #13
Oh, well... MineralMan Apr 2022 #2
I rarely go to Twitter anyway Ritabert Apr 2022 #3
Not on it much. However, it's not like the current major stockholders are saints. Hoyt Apr 2022 #4
I was banned so it doesn't matter. edbermac Apr 2022 #5
That's a Badge of Honor bucolic_frolic Apr 2022 #10
Me too haha nini Apr 2022 #20
Left it long ago ibegurpard Apr 2022 #6
Only if he lets trump back on SoonerPride Apr 2022 #7
THIS. Silver Gaia Apr 2022 #9
I already didn't like or have it. dchill Apr 2022 #11
I have an account that I barely use. I've maybe tweeted 3 things. Gore1FL Apr 2022 #12
Depends on if I see a change. I've learned a lot from people on Twitter. WhiskeyGrinder Apr 2022 #14
If he takes it over and goes private, it will fail anyway. haele Apr 2022 #15
Perhaps the new twitter should be considered a RW news source in DU's TOS Fiendish Thingy Apr 2022 #16
I was banned eShirl Apr 2022 #17
No-- we need people there to report and correct mis/disinformation. Free speech cuts both ways andym Apr 2022 #18
Depends on how he changes it. I don't post much there but spooky3 Apr 2022 #19
No. Elessar Zappa Apr 2022 #21
I don't have Twitter, but I didn't have MySpace either... SKKY Apr 2022 #22
I'm wondering if... Hugin Apr 2022 #23
No, I barely use it to follow a couple people that I like, dumping it would hurt no one but me Shanti Shanti Shanti Apr 2022 #24
I will leave Twitter if Musk lets Trump back on liberal_mama Apr 2022 #25
I'm operating with the assumption that will be one of the first things he does. ColinC Apr 2022 #26
This, this, this. 1000 times THIS. 👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆 dixiechiken1 Apr 2022 #27
No, Even if Trump is let back on forthemiddle Apr 2022 #28
Being intolerant to disinfromation and bullying is not the same as being intolerant to different ColinC Apr 2022 #30
Not on it. tavernier Apr 2022 #29

jcgoldie

(11,674 posts)
13. Honking and flipping the bird...
Mon Apr 25, 2022, 12:55 PM
Apr 2022

…at trucks with Trump stickers hasn’t much strategic value either… but I still find it satisfying somehow

MineralMan

(146,364 posts)
2. Oh, well...
Mon Apr 25, 2022, 12:45 PM
Apr 2022

No. I tailor my Twitter experience to suit myself. Unless that changes, I can't see any reason to leave Twitter.

I'm not fond of pulling the blanket over my head.

 

Hoyt

(54,770 posts)
4. Not on it much. However, it's not like the current major stockholders are saints.
Mon Apr 25, 2022, 12:46 PM
Apr 2022

Look em up, if you don’t believe me.

Will be interesting to see what Musk does.

As long as we and thousands of other can rebut comments we don’t like, not worried. And that won’t change because no one will go there just to read what trump JR has to say.

nini

(16,672 posts)
20. Me too haha
Mon Apr 25, 2022, 01:51 PM
Apr 2022

I said the guy who wouldn't get vaccinated but was demanding an organ transplant would deserve to die then by his own choices.

That of course is much worse than spewing right wing propaganda and lies.

Gore1FL

(21,212 posts)
12. I have an account that I barely use. I've maybe tweeted 3 things.
Mon Apr 25, 2022, 12:53 PM
Apr 2022

Mostly I don't bother to log in and just read when there is a reason to do so.

haele

(12,713 posts)
15. If he takes it over and goes private, it will fail anyway.
Mon Apr 25, 2022, 01:01 PM
Apr 2022

He won't pay for the moderation needed to not turn it into Parler or whatever the Right Wing is flailing about on now.

He's a childish troll who wants it to turn Twitter into his personal Troll enclave. Probably because it's popular world-wide as a social collaboration tool, unlike him -who is just a known tool world-wide.

Haele

Fiendish Thingy

(15,729 posts)
16. Perhaps the new twitter should be considered a RW news source in DU's TOS
Mon Apr 25, 2022, 01:11 PM
Apr 2022

Put twitter in the same category as Parler, the Daily Caller, OAN,, Truth Social and Stormfront.

andym

(5,447 posts)
18. No-- we need people there to report and correct mis/disinformation. Free speech cuts both ways
Mon Apr 25, 2022, 01:15 PM
Apr 2022

Twitter is not going away. I don't necessarily mind Musk's libertarian ways-- but the since he is for free-speech I hope that users act as mis/disinformation reporters and collectively correct the dangerous nonsense that is spouted.

spooky3

(34,559 posts)
19. Depends on how he changes it. I don't post much there but
Mon Apr 25, 2022, 01:45 PM
Apr 2022

I love reading a lot of others’ posts.

SKKY

(11,846 posts)
22. I don't have Twitter, but I didn't have MySpace either...
Mon Apr 25, 2022, 02:01 PM
Apr 2022

...and I fully expect it will go the way of MySpace based on what I think Must is planning.

Hugin

(33,251 posts)
23. I'm wondering if...
Mon Apr 25, 2022, 02:09 PM
Apr 2022

TFG finally found someone to spend their money to buy something he wants. He loves to spend other people’s money.

The question is academic for me as I have never had anything worth retweeting.

Anyway, too many open questions right now to have other than an emotional response.

Like, is this the board of Twitter finally realizing that their platform is cornered in an advertising dead end and losing market share?

Possibly they know there’s a slew of bipartisan regulations headed their way?

Maybe they are telling Musk to put up or shut up. The markets frown on insincere offers. Which Musk has a history of putting out.

My only advice to the twitter board… Gold up front. No cyber, nfts, or bridge trades.

liberal_mama

(1,495 posts)
25. I will leave Twitter if Musk lets Trump back on
Mon Apr 25, 2022, 02:35 PM
Apr 2022

If Trump gets back on Twitter, it will be a disaster for this country.

ColinC

(8,363 posts)
26. I'm operating with the assumption that will be one of the first things he does.
Mon Apr 25, 2022, 02:37 PM
Apr 2022

"free speech," and all. Of course, I truly hope he doesn't.

forthemiddle

(1,384 posts)
28. No, Even if Trump is let back on
Mon Apr 25, 2022, 02:57 PM
Apr 2022

I hate that we have become a society that reads and follows only things we agree with.
Whether it's Trump on twitter, or SNL making fun of President Biden I refuse to live a life in an echo chamber.
We are become way to polarized, and it's stuff like this that makes us even more polarized.
Widen your horizon, you might learn something new.

ColinC

(8,363 posts)
30. Being intolerant to disinfromation and bullying is not the same as being intolerant to different
Mon Apr 25, 2022, 03:23 PM
Apr 2022

opinions.

tavernier

(12,439 posts)
29. Not on it.
Mon Apr 25, 2022, 03:22 PM
Apr 2022

Much more pleasant listening to the birds Twittering in my garden while I sketch. DU is already chock full of it but at least those are cherry picked humorous opinions that don’t go on ad nauseum.

I thought I would be terribly addicted to this newfangled iPhone when I first got it. I spent hours on every site that interested me, and was so proud of the commentary that I would contribute.

But as years go by, I find these opinion sites much less interesting and other than DU, skip them all together. Basically I just use my phone now to receive and send texts, check the weather, and set my alarm clock. I’m actually pleasantly surprised that what I thought would be a troubling addiction has not turned into such. Oh… and Amazon. Now that HAS turned into a troubling addiction.
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