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Favorite Rejects 2022-11-04
ok, so the three largest US social platforms are now owned by Elon, China, and Zuck Mark hasn't looked this good since Jesse Eisenberg
The Paul Pelosi theory BS was revealing about how broken some of our top brains have gotten. It's amazing that he (1) was gullible enough to think it was plausible, and (2) was careless enough to think tweeting it out so soon after taking over the company would be a good idea
A lot of people have cost themselves a lot of money by tweeting, but Musk’s reply amplifying a false story about Paul Pelosi might go down as the first member of the Negative Tres Commas Tweet Club. https://t.co/nnnhPmNIGg
Alex Stamos @alexstamos
Two-tiered message: (to conservatives): You're my people, love you guys, gonna do what you want (to liberals and advertisers): Why are you killing my company by not giving me money anymore, it's so unfa-a-a-air
Republicans are reading instead of going to church
For Republicans, it's becoming more apparent that they value the *idea* of religion without actually participating. In 2008, 17% of Republicans who never/seldom attended said religion was very important. In 2021, that had risen to 27%. To be Republican is to be religious. https://t.co/wm30BNcZDk https://t.co/VLTUCwRlLE
Ryan Burge 📊 @ryanburge
this is particularly poignant when remembering the context of twitters early days, when the use of the service in the Arab Spring uprising was perhaps the most mainstream recognition of the power of twitter at the time https://t.co/IW3rLeov6x
Yesterday was my last day at Twitter: the entire Human Rights team has been cut from the company. I am enormously proud of the work we did to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights, to protect those at-risk in global conflicts & crises including Ethiopia,
Shannon Raj Singh @ShannonRSingh
"social media strategy for authors: how to dance on tiktok to promote your book"
I wonder what conversations are happening in publishing right now. As authors pivoted to more social media and virtual events in the wake of less in-person launches and festivals and book tours, platforms like this were a key promotion asset. What’s the plan as it falls apart?
Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks
This rings true. Advertising buyers aren’t skittish, per se, but they crave certainty and stability. Twitter, under Musk, is uncertain and unstable — so it would be shocking if they *weren’t* shedding advertisers.
From ad tweep who knows: The drop off is mostly self inflicted. First: The CRO [@SEP] walked out Friday. She's trusted by the marketing community. So, Elon goes to meet agency heads in NY. The Twitter exec who runs the US walked him in and is a trusted partner at these agencies. https://t.co/GBAaQQiYKG
Kara Swisher @karaswisher