1. #5521
    https://archive.is/vhSlU

    Archive link to an op-ed on the Philadelphia Inquirer, connecting the current strong pushback against DEI and its scapegoating for anything and everything - including by Elon - which is almost always untrue, to the moral panic in the late 80's when a story of a carjacking gone wrong opened up a moral panic over urban crime and drug use following a report that "A Black guy" shot a mans pregnant wife when they were returning from a birthing class.

    The husband was the murderer, btw.

    Musk gleefully joined in an X/Twitter discussion railing against stepped-up corporate initiatives for racial and gender diversity, equity, and inclusion, commonly known as DEI. The electric-car guru responded favorably to a fact-free post — suggesting that pilots hired by United Airlines out of historically Black colleges have lower IQs than Air Force-trained pilots — that sounded like a eugenics rant from the 1920s, then added: “It will take an airplane crashing and killing hundreds of people for them to change this crazy policy of DIE.”

    It’s not clear whether Musk misspelled DEI on purpose, but the next day the $231-billion man was back on the warpath, piling onto an attack on diversity initiatives at Boeing in a post that was viewed 14 million times: “Do you want to fly in an airplane where they prioritized DEI hiring over your safety? That is actually happening.”

    This is actually not happening.
    What's not actually happening?

    https://news.yahoo.com/editorial-yok...l?guccounter=1

    On the issue of Boeing, Barron’s — hardly a hub of left-wing feel-goodery — pointed out, Musk’s assertion that safety was no longer used to determine bonuses was flat-out wrong, and the control system malfunctions that led to two 737 MAX crashes and almost 350 deaths in late 2018 and early 2019 preceded the offending DEI changes by a few years.

    A much clearer culprit is the aerospace company’s efforts to cut costs and outsource aspects of production. Alaska Airlines had reportedly already barred the plane from long flights over water precisely due to warnings over pressurization failures. Investigative site The Lever reported that former employees of Spirit AeroSystems, the subcontractor that manufactured Boeing’s door plugs, had alleged in court documents that the parts were often defective.

    None of this matters to the woke-obsessed, who can hardly find any issue they won’t blame on DEI. Oddly, their push for some imagined ideal of pure meritocracy seems to stop short of criticism of the mechanisms that much more often give people an undeserved leg up — nepotism, legacy admissions, influence-peddling, financial heft and so on.
    Elon just spend $44B so he could ensure his account would never be actioned on as he spreads mindless, regressive, racist conspiracy theories, I guess. Really bad investment, IMO.

  2. #5522
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    Really bad investment, IMO.
    So...what does everyone think the previous owners are doing now, on this topic? Do they get together and talk about Twitter? Do they say "wow, we got out just before things got bad?" Do they say "I can't believe he gave us all this money for that?" Do they say "the fuck is X anyhow?"

    Like, what must they be thinking about the state of affairs Twitter has become? Bear in mind, it wasn't exactly flawless before, but it dropped 70% since.

  3. #5523
    Quote Originally Posted by Breccia View Post
    So...what does everyone think the previous owners are doing now, on this topic? Do they get together and talk about Twitter? Do they say "wow, we got out just before things got bad?" Do they say "I can't believe he gave us all this money for that?" Do they say "the fuck is X anyhow?"

    Like, what must they be thinking about the state of affairs Twitter has become? Bear in mind, it wasn't exactly flawless before, but it dropped 70% since.
    https://twitter.com/paraga?lang=en

    The former CEO hasn't used the platform since he was fired.

    https://www.theinformation.com/artic...hosla-led-deal

    But he did apparently recently raise $30M for an AI startup. I'm wondering how long before his startup is worth more than Twitter. Not because I think he's a particularly visionary CEO or anything, but because he'd have to fuck up pretty badly to do as shit of a job running his company as the guy that overpaid $44B for the last company he ran.

  4. #5524
    Today I just had one of those OF girls post a legit blowjob gif (full on blowjob, nothing left to the imagination) in the comments of one our company Twitter post which was mostly a conversation/announcement about a new senior partner joining the firm I'm working for.

    I work at a British multinational law firm. One of the 5 "Magic Circle" firms.

    The blowjob gif showed up as the top 1 reply comment as it's a blue checkmark account that also has tens of thousands of followers It's still there.

    There's a serious ongoing discussion about shutting down the company Twitter account as it seems there's nobody home at Twitter moderation. We haven't deleted the original Tweet as our company is trying to make a point to Twitter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elder Millennial View Post
    Today I just had one of those OF girls post a legit blowjob gif (full on blowjob, nothing left to the imagination) in the comments of one our company Twitter post which was mostly a conversation/announcement about a new senior partner joining the firm I'm working for.

    I work at a British multinational law firm. One of the 5 "Magic Circle" firms.

    The blowjob gif showed up as the top 1 reply comment as it's a blue checkmark account that also has tens of thousands of followers It's still there.

    There's a serious ongoing discussion about shutting down the company Twitter account as it seems there's nobody home at Twitter moderation. We haven't deleted the original Tweet as our company is trying to make a point to Twitter.
    LMFAO

    I laughed so hard at this. Not mocking you or anything but yeah seriously that’s some awkward shit.

    Twitter seemed to seed off the premise of sharing. Looks like everyone has had enough sharing.

    Turning a cute little blue bird into X. With experiences like this hard to guess why companies don’t want anything to do with it.
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  6. #5526
    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1747866356727386431

    Help me settle an argument. Was Hitler left wing or right wing?
    Extremely far right regarding nationalism (obv), but very far left regarding socialism
    Truly, he has earned the title of Dumbest Man on Twitter.

  7. #5527
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    Quote Originally Posted by s_bushido View Post
    They've been ramping that up for a little while. They needed something to replace the dreaded "CRT" after everyone conveniently forgot to be outraged about it, after all. It's one thing to shit on black/brown people, since they're such a relatively small percent of the population (and generally weren't voting for the GOP anyway), but something tells me that dragging women into the line of fire (more than they've already done with abortion) isn't going to work out very well for these assholes...
    DEI
    CRT
    BLM
    LGBT

    Conservatives are at war with letters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    Elon just spend $44B so he could ensure his account would never be actioned on as he spreads mindless, regressive, racist conspiracy theories, I guess. Really bad investment, IMO.
    When you've got that amount of money, amounts don't matter anymore.
    Elon Musk is pretty much proof of what a lot of people have been saying regarding value, billionares, etc.
    That personal networth doesn't say anything and they're just disconnected.

    As for Elon? It's probably a great investment in his narcissistic mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elder Millennial View Post
    Today I just had one of those OF girls post a legit blowjob gif (full on blowjob, nothing left to the imagination) in the comments of one our company Twitter post which was mostly a conversation/announcement about a new senior partner joining the firm I'm working for.

    I work at a British multinational law firm. One of the 5 "Magic Circle" firms.

    The blowjob gif showed up as the top 1 reply comment as it's a blue checkmark account that also has tens of thousands of followers It's still there.

    There's a serious ongoing discussion about shutting down the company Twitter account as it seems there's nobody home at Twitter moderation. We haven't deleted the original Tweet as our company is trying to make a point to Twitter.
    Fairly sure that's a bot account and not an OF girls account. Or it's a management firm (run by paracistic men) account.
    But yeah, might be an OF girls account who is on the same team as you regarding moderation. Lots of them really do not like twitter moderation because they want the right amount of segregation.
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  9. #5529
    Quote Originally Posted by Muzjhath View Post
    Fairly sure that's a bot account and not an OF girls account. Or it's a management firm (run by paracistic men) account.
    But yeah, might be an OF girls account who is on the same team as you regarding moderation. Lots of them really do not like twitter moderation because they want the right amount of segregation.
    Like, nobody has an issue with the poster itself. We all get it and respect the grind. It's what pays the bills for her or the company she works for or whatnot. That's fine, she/they advertise where they can and a Twitch business account for a law firm is not a bad target to be honest, 80%+ of people following or interacting with that account are men with disposable income.

    The issue we have is with Twitter's policies and lack of moderation or means of FUCKING TALKING TO ANYONE AT THE FUCKING COMPANY. There's no one there.

  10. #5530
    So what is "OF" in this context? NSFW makes me reluctant to google it.

  11. #5531
    Quote Originally Posted by Flarelaine View Post
    So what is "OF" in this context? NSFW makes me reluctant to google it.
    Only Fans.

  12. #5532
    Quote Originally Posted by Elder Millennial View Post
    Today I just had one of those OF girls post a legit blowjob gif (full on blowjob, nothing left to the imagination) in the comments of one our company Twitter post which was mostly a conversation/announcement about a new senior partner joining the firm I'm working for.

    I work at a British multinational law firm. One of the 5 "Magic Circle" firms.

    The blowjob gif showed up as the top 1 reply comment as it's a blue checkmark account that also has tens of thousands of followers It's still there.

    There's a serious ongoing discussion about shutting down the company Twitter account as it seems there's nobody home at Twitter moderation. We haven't deleted the original Tweet as our company is trying to make a point to Twitter.
    You are merely discussing it?

    Seems like you're really addicted.

  13. #5533
    Quote Originally Posted by Forogil View Post
    Seems like you're really addicted.
    I'm unsure if you're aware of why companies might maintain accounts on social media platforms, but I assure it's not because the company itself is addicted to boring, bland social media posts scheduled on Tweetdeck.

  14. #5534
    Quote Originally Posted by Forogil View Post
    You are merely discussing it?

    Seems like you're really addicted.
    It's a corporate account for a major company. It's not like they've got one guy who's addicted to Twitter. They've probaly got an entire PR team that's weighing the benefits of maintaining a public presence there versus the possibility that their posts will turn out to feature hardcore porn.

  15. #5535
    Quote Originally Posted by Forogil View Post
    You are merely discussing it?

    Seems like you're really addicted.
    Twitter has been used for years as the primary location for dropping a press release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkTZeratul View Post
    It's a corporate account for a major company. It's not like they've got one guy who's addicted to Twitter. They've probaly got an entire PR team that's weighing the benefits of maintaining a public presence there versus the possibility that their posts will turn out to feature hardcore porn.
    Twitter finally ended up "moderating" that post a few hours ago. Nevertheless the discussion about maintaining the account is ongoing. The US/LATAM side of the company seems to be hard in favor, the EU/UK/Canada/Asia side of the company is leaning hard towards doing away with it. Third option being discussed is maintaining the account but essentially keeping it dormant, mostly to deal with any fakes and such.

  16. #5536
    Quote Originally Posted by Elder Millennial View Post
    Twitter finally ended up "moderating" that post a few hours ago. Nevertheless the discussion about maintaining the account is ongoing. The US/LATAM side of the company seems to be hard in favor, the EU/UK/Canada/Asia side of the company is leaning hard towards doing away with it. Third option being discussed is maintaining the account but essentially keeping it dormant, mostly to deal with any fakes and such.
    I've been banned from Twitter for ages now but is there no option to disallow comments on posts? I could have sworn there was somesuch functionality but admittedly I have no idea what's going on over there since last year so I wouldn't be surprised if it was modified to exclude paid checks or just trashed entirely.

  17. #5537
    Quote Originally Posted by Benggaul View Post
    I've been banned from Twitter for ages now but is there no option to disallow comments on posts? I could have sworn there was somesuch functionality but admittedly I have no idea what's going on over there since last year so I wouldn't be surprised if it was modified to exclude paid checks or just trashed entirely.
    There is.

    But the issue is that it's a "public" press release. It was meant to be an open for question, discussion, congratulations bla bla bla. We could have deleted the post or just shut off comments or restrict it to followed accounts, but it kinda defeats the entire purpose of a press release.

    You can also restrict what type of ads are permitted, but most of these bot/cam girl accounts aren't registered as advertisers.

    We're a big law firm (about 2 billion USD annual billing), but not exactly Coca Cola or some such. Most people who used to engage before were either in the industry, press or industry adjacent. Kind of a niche crowd. The OF girls are new around these parts.
    Last edited by Elder Millennial; 2024-01-19 at 06:36 PM.

  18. #5538
    Quote Originally Posted by Elder Millennial View Post
    But the issue is that it's a "public" press release. It was meant to be an open for question, discussion, congratulations bla bla bla. We could have deleted the post or just shut off comments or restrict it to followed accounts, but it kinda defeats the entire purpose of a press release.
    Ah, I guess I have a different definition of what "press release" entails then. I thought you meant it more in the sense of just disseminating information to the public.

    Perhaps in future a compromise would be to have the statements released on Twitter as normal but with comments disallowed and instead include a link in the post to a separate--moderated--company site for discussion. Probably too much of an added expense if you don't already have a public-facing company discussion forum, though.

  19. #5539
    Quote Originally Posted by Benggaul View Post
    Ah, I guess I have a different definition of what "press release" entails then. I thought you meant it more in the sense of just disseminating information to the public.

    Perhaps in future a compromise would be to have the statements released on Twitter as normal but with comments disallowed and instead include a link in the post to a separate--moderated--company site for discussion. Probably too much of an added expense if you don't already have a public-facing company discussion forum, though.
    The whole point is that this is a new problem that exists thanks to Elon's policies. There are myriad possible solutions to the new problems, of course, but the discussion is whether those solutions are even worth the effort to implement or whether the changes have killed enough value in the platform that it is no longer worth continuing to maintain. Few companies are probably still actively maintaining their Myspace pages : P

  20. #5540
    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    The whole point is that this is a new problem that exists thanks to Elon's policies. There are myriad possible solutions to the new problems, of course, but the discussion is whether those solutions are even worth the effort to implement or whether the changes have killed enough value in the platform that it is no longer worth continuing to maintain. Few companies are probably still actively maintaining their Myspace pages : P
    Oh I'm aware it's a fuckup on the part of Elom. I wast just trying to think up a solution to mitigate it--because we all know it's only going to get worse, not better on that platform.

    For now, as Elder illustrates, it's being debated on whether or not it's worth it to stick around. I can't really say either way as I've personally stayed away ever since he took over. I probably lean on it still being worth it for the reach--but that value is just going to continue to decrease (forgive me Breccia) exponentially.
    Last edited by Benggaul; 2024-01-19 at 07:40 PM.

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