Elon Musk and Twitter: Really, Why So Serious? by@behzadsharifi

Elon Musk and Twitter: Really, Why So Serious?

April 30th 2022 3,575 reads
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Elon Musk and Twitter. Some people are freaking out and threatening to leave - big style. Some people are cheering up and announcing to return - also big style. What’s it with all those questions, predictions, and speculations?
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So, Elon Musk and Twitter.


Some people are freaking out and threatening to leave - big style. Some people are cheering up and announcing to return - also big style.


What’s it with all those questions, predictions, and speculations? Speaking of which, what’s wrong with the picture I chose for this story? Nothing. I found it to be an appropriate one.


The very moment the news about Elon Musk and Twitter broke out, this scene from “Batman Begins” came to (my) mind, and made me laugh.


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and setting some new rules about the pool area…


It’s not about being the richest man in the world, but if we’re going to be honest, it is, kinda.


Some Twitter algorithm or (with all due respect) Twitter moderator decides what Elon Musk can or can’t tweet. Just be honest for a moment. Has your Twitter account been suspended, temporarily or permanently? Have you had at least one sleepless night that this can happen to you too?


Wouldn’t you (wish you could) do exactly the same?


Never have we had a bigger and more emotional division between accounts with and without prestigious blue checkmarks. Am I right?


Leave all cheesy lines and politics aside, this is one hell of a business investment. Twitter is undoubtedly an expensive “toy,” but the whole world just can’t stop talking and writing about Elon Musk. He doesn’t have to worry about marketing as long as he lives.


I’m not sure this is an actual quote: “if you don’t like something, change it to suit you.” But, that’s how every billionaire thinks and acts, like it or not.


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You see, we can’t escape the shadow of Batman’s cape, even if we want to.


Truth to be told, Batman in “Justice League” was more altruistic about spending his money compared to his version of Christopher Nolan’s trilogy. Do you remember this scene between former enemies who found a way to work together for the greater good?


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I actually found all the lines from this scene on the IMDB page with quotes from the movie. I’m going to grant myself some artistic freedom for the sake of relevance. I hope that Warner Bros and Zack Snyder won’t mind. So, here it goes:


[the Kent’s Twitter account was suspended, but Bruce gets it back]

Clark Kent: "Thank you, Bruce" is not enough for what you did.

Bruce Wayne: I just undid a mistake, that's all.

Clark Kent: How did you get my account back from Twitter?

Bruce Wayne: I bought Twitter.

Clark Kent: The whole Twitter, not just 9.2% of Twitter stock?

Bruce Wayne: It's like a reflex with me, I don't know...


Elon Musk as Bruce Wayne, doesn’t sound so surreal, does it? And, talking about realism, I’m pretty much sure that even Superman would be helpless against the Twitter suspension.

Where Do We Tweet From Here?


Time to get serious, for real. Buying Twitter wasn’t an easy thing to do. Running it, that’s a whole new level. “Authenticating” all real humans on Twitter. Making Twitter algorithms open-source on GitHub. Decisions. Consequences. Legacies.


It’s going to be one hell of a bumpy ride, that’s for sure. It seems that’s easier to set up a colony on Mars than decide what to do with Twitter to make everyone happy.


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No, Elon, you can’t. And, you’d better know what you’re doing, because, otherwise, it’s going to be…


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