#FPQ 189: Twitter

Fandango has a couple of questions about the social media platform Twitter and Elon Musk’s acquisition thereof.

Whether or not you have a Twitter account, how do you feel about Musk’s takeover of Twitter and the changes he’s made so far? It’s his money. He owns it outright and answers to no one but himself. He did what he felt he needed to do to make the company profitable. How I feel about it is immaterial.

Do you care one way or the other? Not really.

If you currently are on Twitter, do you plan to continue actively using it? I’ve never really actively used it since re-establishing my account a couple of years ago. I have WordPress set up to send an announcement of blog posts to it, and add hashtags to the titles of blog posts when appropriate. I use it during the A to Z Challenge, during periods of severe weather, and for baseball-related news. I can go for days not opening it, just as I can with Facebook. There are better ways to use my time.

Tally-ho and away we go!
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17 thoughts on “#FPQ 189: Twitter

  1. Hi
    I have never been active on twitter and might try it again soon
    It I LOVE
    How you wrote this
    “It’s his money. He owns it outright and answers to no one but himself. He did what he felt he needed to do to make the company profitable. How I feel about it is immaterial.”


    1. Really, what else can I say? I don’t buy the “stakeholders” argument, that he somehow has to do things a certain way because of its users. It’s the “who pays the piper calls the tune” principle.

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  2. I don’t have a Twitter account anymore. I drop that social media platform when they previous executives began locking people out because of differing viewpoints. Elon Musk is not perfect but I think he’s made some good choices to getting the company back to where it needs to be. Censoring people just because they don’t agree with you isn’t right. I’m half thinking about joining Twitter again but truthfully I haven’t missed it.


    1. If you follow sports, a lot of the players and writers have Twitter accounts. It’s also good in case of severe weather: you can get updates from local folks. If you follow the hashtag #TNWX, that shows you weather forecasts for the whole state of Tennessee, and there might be a hashtag for just Knoxville (I don’t know what it is offhand). I follow the Atlanta TV stations for local news as well. In short, it has its uses…


  3. I’m glad Musk bought Twitter. I’m on there for WordPress and I follow anything to do with cats and music. I check it once a day to support those I follow. I don’t have many followers and that’s fine with me.


  4. I just joined about a month ago just to see the Dodgers feed and The Beatles…but I don’t really do social media and I really don’t like facebook…WP is the only one I participate in.
    I think it’s a good thing that Musk bought it.


    1. That’s just it: it’s good when it’s a free-for-all with everyone sharing their opinions. That’s the way it was back when it first started. But that’s just me. I don’t spend enough time on it to make much of a fuss.

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  5. I’m glad to see Musk take control of Twitter. I use it mostly for blog promotion, venting, or smart-ass comments. I don’t look at Twitter that much though. Too much crap on it that I don’t need to spend time with.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out


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