When We started DeanBlundell.com, one of my partners told me to “make sure you post content on Twitter every hour.”
That was three years ago.
FOMO is very real on Twitter when you run an online content hub. Culture and life-changing events happen every second; missing that content means losing interest and clicks.
Twitter is THE BEST delivery service for breaking news and information. You get news before it is deemed news by MSM, giving crowd-sourcing outlets like citizen journalists and us the upper hand. Staying ON Twitter 24-7 is almost a must, and I was on it A LOT.
ELON’S Tweeting Cured Me
When ELON started to Tweet after buying Twitter, it changed me.
This week I had to stop to consider if people look at me the same way I look at Elon’s shit-smearing lying and Tweet deletion jags. The complaining and the trolling like he knows what he’s doing gave me pause for thought this week.
“Is this me?”
LOL @elonmusk just deleted his reply, so either he reads my tweets, or he has enough people advising him that presumably admitting to what amounts to illegal wrongdoings (in a whole bunch of jurisdictions) isn't such a smart move. pic.twitter.com/fOUL3U8WWm
— Mathieu Hervais (@Mathieulh) December 16, 2022
Do I speak out of pocket for effect and then delete things when I get ratioed?
Do I pretend to be someone or start fights for clicks and effects?
Do I make up stories or big dick performance tweets, making myself the center of attention?
Anyone recognize this person or car? pic.twitter.com/2U0Eyx7iwl
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 15, 2022
I’m so fucking turned off by Elon’s clout-chasing and duplicity that it’s forcing me to rethink WHY the fuck I’m even here.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 12, 2022
To argue over personal relevance with someone, I don’t know in Edmonton?
To tell religious extremists anti-vaxxers and Jamie Sale they are stains on the ledger of humanity (that’s a hobby)?
To convince fake and anonymous users, I’m someone I’m not?
I mean, That’s all this fucking thing is—a place to create a fake personality and drive a phony narrative. When the wealthiest man in the world chooses to do THIS…
…instead of THIS…
Tesla stock now firmly at $149.08 in after-hours trading.
This is huge. And according to Fortune, the value is only going to plummet from here.
Folks, we’re well on our way to Elon getting margin called on the Tesla stock propping up Twitter, meaning multiple companies crash. pic.twitter.com/6xr8XyO2V7
— Brianna Wu (@BriannaWu) December 17, 2022
…it makes me think I should seriously rethink my relationship with this app. Twitter has made Elon Musk trade in any credibility he had running two of planet Earth’s most dynamic companies for the reputation of a Twitter loser – not someone you want to be even if you own it.
To say Twitter grosses me out is kind. As incredible as Twitter can be as a delivery service of breaking content, it’s also super fucking cheesy to be convincing people your TL is a real SIM version of yourself. Elon’s been doing that while giving the farm at Tesla, and in return, Twitter has jumped the shark.
How much of my life am I giving back by allowing my ego and emotions to stay chained to a useless window on my phone that is in no way real life?
Elon-based is destroying his reputation and any trust he’s built among those who aren’t Elon fanboys, one tweet at a time, but he needs this to work.
I don’t, so I don’t give a shit anymore.
We’ll keep using it to post content, but we’re diversifying our social media approach and paying for amplification in 2022.
No more answering @johny69jesusrules with 98 followers, arguing with @AmerikkkaDon33 about vaccine efficacy, Trudeau’s blackface shots, or fighting over subjective reality. I plan on using Twitter before it uses me.
Someone should tell Elon to do the same.
Update 11: since the tweet contains no personal information at all, I have declined to delete it. I've hit "appeal" and have been re-banned.
— Keith Olbermann's Dogs (@TomJumboGrumbo) December 17, 2022
Elon and Elon’s fuck-bois, like Ian Miles Cheong and Viva Frei, have shown me how much of a fucking loser you need to be to think Twitter is real.
So “thanks,” guys. I owe you one.
No more whack-a-mole with performative asshats whose lives are nothing more than a SIM they want you to see while they masturbate furiously with 80 grit sandpaper. I’m good.