Favorite Rejects 2022-11-06
Remember that opinions you see on Twitter do not represent public opinion. This paper shows people only post on Twitter when their minds are strongly made up, but many people are more neutral. This makes Twitter “a bad place to look for opinion change at the individual level.”
The Ukraine war is now a true proxy war. Russia has become an Iranian proxy.
Just a guess. If the Russians start firing Iranian ballistic missiles at Ukraine, the U.S. will start sending Ukraine ATACMS. https://t.co/oEMpfnoCYy
Phillips P. OBrien @PhillipsPOBrien
"I accept the new employment terms offered to me on Friday, in which I am 'not expected to work' until January 4. I've booked a vacation until that date. If you'd like to continue employing me after then, pay for my vacation now & we can renegotiate my contract terms in January."
Multiple sources and Twitter Blind chats now saying that the company has begun to reach out to some people it laid off yesterday asking them to come back. Whoops! 🥴
Casey Newton @CaseyNewton
Like I always say with content moderation, every social media site owner who is “pro free speech” meets their line eventually. For 4chan, it was anime child porn. For Facebook and YouTube, it was white nationalist terror. For Elon, it was people making fun of him.
Going forward, any Twitter handles engaging in impersonation without clearly specifying “parody” will be permanently suspended
Elon Musk @elonmusk
Celebrities such as comedian Kathy Griffin and “Mad Men” star Rich Sommer have already have their accounts removed for changing their usernames and photos to match Elon Musk’s.
"Furthermore, parody shouldn’t be stripped of constitutional protection just because it’s not clearly labeled as parody." --Supreme Court Amicus Brief of The Babylon Bee, October 28, 2022
Ya know… you _could_ say that changing your display name and avatar to a certain someone is done by… (•_•) ( •_•)>⌐■-■ (⌐■_■) … setting your parody bit
A reminder that it's very bad to let your country forget how to make things.
1/ Here's a remarkable thing to spot on Russia's front line in Ukraine: a soldier showing off a 152mm D1 howitzer M1943, which would have been produced no later than 1949 (hence at least 73 years old). https://t.co/Ov8g66bjyy