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Re: tw.tter

Post by jimbob » Mon Oct 09, 2023 3:09 pm

Gfamily wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2023 3:06 pm
jimbob wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2023 2:31 pm
I do have a bluesky invite code if anyone wants
How quickly do new sign-ups get their own invite code? MrsG has signed up using Gfamdottir's invite, so I'll hang on until I can use MrsG's.
A couple of weeks for me.
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Re: tw.tter

Post by Gfamily » Mon Oct 09, 2023 3:23 pm

jimbob wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2023 3:09 pm
Gfamily wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2023 3:06 pm
jimbob wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2023 2:31 pm
I do have a bluesky invite code if anyone wants
How quickly do new sign-ups get their own invite code? MrsG has signed up using Gfamdottir's invite, so I'll hang on until I can use MrsG's.
A couple of weeks for me.
Cheers.
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Re: tw.tter

Post by jimbob » Mon Oct 09, 2023 4:25 pm

Gfamily wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2023 3:23 pm
jimbob wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2023 3:09 pm
Gfamily wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2023 3:06 pm


How quickly do new sign-ups get their own invite code? MrsG has signed up using Gfamdottir's invite, so I'll hang on until I can use MrsG's.
A couple of weeks for me.
Cheers.
Just use mine, it'll be replaced soon enough anyway
Have you considered stupidity as an explanation

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Re: tw.tter

Post by Gfamily » Mon Oct 09, 2023 5:33 pm

jimbob wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2023 4:25 pm
Just use mine, it'll be replaced soon enough anyway
I'll have a route in soon enough - so if someone else is looking for one...
My avatar was a scientific result that was later found to be 'mistaken' - I rarely claim to be 100% correct
ETA 5/8/20: I've been advised that the result was correct, it was the initial interpretation that needed to be withdrawn
Meta? I'd say so!

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Post by bjn » Tue Oct 10, 2023 6:36 am

Musk showing who he relies on for an ‘unbiased’ source information…
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Post by Grumble » Tue Oct 10, 2023 9:40 pm

Just been on Xitter. Was reading a Democracy Docket tweet about gerrymandering and about three replies down it was all photos of improbably proportioned young women. I mean, it’s a pretty dry subject to start bombarding with escort ads or whatever they were.
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Post by dyqik » Wed Oct 11, 2023 7:11 am

Grumble wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2023 9:40 pm
Just been on Xitter. Was reading a Democracy Docket tweet about gerrymandering and about three replies down it was all photos of improbably proportioned young women. I mean, it’s a pretty dry subject to start bombarding with escort ads or whatever they were.
Phishing scams, blackmail gathering attempts and attempts to set up advance fee fraud is mostly what they are.

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Re: tw.tter

Post by temptar » Wed Oct 11, 2023 5:09 pm

Elon has picked a fight with Thierry Breton. This could be popcorn worthy….

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Post by Woodchopper » Thu Oct 12, 2023 8:37 am

temptar wrote:
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Elon has picked a fight with Thierry Breton. This could be popcorn worthy….
This is not a fight that Musk can win.

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Post by dyqik » Thu Oct 12, 2023 9:23 am

Particularly when coupled with NPR's experiment of stopping Twitter promotion, which has had miniscule effect:

https://indieweb.social/@tchambers/111219082248580986

https://niemanreports.org/articles/npr-twitter-musk/

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Post by Martin Y » Mon Nov 06, 2023 3:26 pm

Yaxley-Lennon and Hopkins reinstated, because hate speech is the new small talk.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-67331288

As Wilde said, there's only one thing worse than being talked about and that's being talked about by Katie Hopkins.

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Post by Woodchopper » Tue Dec 19, 2023 7:22 am

The European Commission has opened formal proceedings to assess whether X may have breached the Digital Services Act (DSA) in areas linked to risk management, content moderation, dark patterns, advertising transparency and data access for researchers.
https://ec.europa.eu/commission/pressco ... IP_23_6709

Much more at the link.

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Post by Woodchopper » Tue Jan 02, 2024 8:29 pm

Fidelity has again marked down the value of its shares in X Holdings, which the mutual fund giant helped Elon Musk buy for $44 billion when the company was known as Twitter.

By the numbers: Fidelity believes that X is worth 71.5% less than at the time of purchase, according to a new disclosure that runs through the end of November 2023 (Fidelity revalues private shares on a one-month lag).

This includes a 10.7% cut during November, during which time Musk told boycotting X advertisers to "go f**k yourself" during an on-stage interview with the New York Times.

In terms of publicly traded comps, Meta stock rose 4.9% in November while Snap shares climbed 38.2%.
https://www.axios.com/2023/12/31/elon-m ... uation-cut

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Re: tw.tter

Post by Brightonian » Tue Feb 06, 2024 4:59 pm

I've read that invite codes are no longer required to join Bluesky.

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Re: tw.tter

Post by shpalman » Tue Feb 06, 2024 5:28 pm

Brightonian wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2024 4:59 pm
I've read that invite codes are no longer required to join Bluesky.
I just joined.
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