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    I don’t know where your guys trash on my “for you” is coming from , mine is full of cat videos, science, life hacks and art so it may be just your profilings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rustedsaint View Post
    I don’t know where your guys trash on my “for you” is coming from , mine is full of cat videos, science, life hacks and art so it may be just your profilings.
    Considering they're saying it's filled with blue checks and Elon, I'm guessing it's the default "for you" curation for people that don't use twitter a whole lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belize View Post
    Considering they're saying it's filled with blue checks and Elon, I'm guessing it's the default "for you" curation for people that don't use twitter a whole lot
    I've never sent a Tweet in my life. I get the same stuff Rustedsaint does. I suspect it might be because we're Canadian and there's different rules on advertising up here.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Endus View Post
    I've never sent a Tweet in my life. I get the same stuff Rustedsaint does. I suspect it might be because we're Canadian and there's different rules on advertising up here.
    Also Canadian. I only follow a few comic artists and some metal bands. That’s what I mostly see on my front page. I occasionally get a few questionable ads like some crypto or oil/gas propaganda. I’m not receiving an egregious amount of either.

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    I live in the US, every single day transphobic, bigoted, racist and just general awful content is shoved in my face on the For You page. I do not interact with the posts, don't click on them, don't like them, nothing, I block them. And then every day I have to block 20-30 more accounts. Elon is absolutely shoving conservative outrage politics on anyone using Twitter in the USA, probably signal boosting conservative voices.

    I knew that he was going to do this on election year. He absolutely wants to put his thumb on the scales of politics. I imagine when he finally loses twitter we'll discover just how much he fucked with the algo to boost conservative voices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu 2020 View Post
    I live in the US, every single day transphobic, bigoted, racist and just general awful content is shoved in my face on the For You page. I do not interact with the posts, don't click on them, don't like them, nothing, I block them. And then every day I have to block 20-30 more accounts. Elon is absolutely shoving conservative outrage politics on anyone using Twitter in the USA, probably signal boosting conservative voices.

    I knew that he was going to do this on election year. He absolutely wants to put his thumb on the scales of politics. I imagine when he finally loses twitter we'll discover just how much he fucked with the algo to boost conservative voices.
    I have an account that I never use. The "For You" feed is mostly just sports and animal related...interspersed with Elon's own horseshit:



    If you're getting nothing but Nazi shit, it's probably because somewhere along the line the algorithm learned that you will interact with Nazi shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drutt View Post
    I didn't click anything to see this stuff, and my account follows almost nothing. The site has gone to the dogs. How ANY advertiser continues to spend there, I do not know.
    Actually that you don't follow much and you haven't logged in in a while is the reason you are seeing that because that is probably what is trending in general.


    Quote Originally Posted by The Stormbringer View Post
    I only use the 'Following' tab these days. 'For You' is an absolute dumpster fire to be avoided at all costs.
    I follow a lot of stuff of a certain kind (not porn) and 'for you' is actually good for me, it's 98% people I follow and interact with the most that is shown, so for me it is actually better than 'following' - the remaining 2% is stuff/people related to my interest not random stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by Belize View Post
    Considering they're saying it's filled with blue checks and Elon, I'm guessing it's the default "for you" curation for people that don't use twitter a whole lot
    This.


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    I would say for frequent users the twitter feed actually works well since the algorithm does seem to work - I wouldn't give elom any credit for this though.
    Last edited by diller; 2024-05-26 at 09:47 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diller View Post
    I follow a lot of stuff of a certain kind (not porn) and 'for you' is actually good for me, it's 98% people I follow and interact with the most that is shown, so for me it is actually better than 'following' - the remaining 2% is stuff/people related to my interest not random stuff.
    I would say this has a lot to do with you living in the EU and not the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drutt View Post
    I logged into Twitter for the first time since Musk bought it today. Only reason I did so was because I was entering a sweepstake that required a Twitter follow.

    Immediately after logging in, I see these things front and centre:

    1. A post from Elon Musk's account at the very top, showing Harambe and Doge. I don't follow Musk.
    2. A video showing a naked guy skydiving with his junk flapping in the wind and clearly visible.
    3. A topless pic from an Onlyfans operator.
    4. A bunch of people dancing, including women with very visible breasts.

    I didn't click anything to see this stuff, and my account follows almost nothing. The site has gone to the dogs. How ANY advertiser continues to spend there, I do not know.

    Shocking stuff.
    judging from my feed, all the Ads are Chiitan (japanese mascot), bulk sellers that all have community notes explaining they are scams, and RW political ads.
    Now ANY tweet I click is either a flood of unrelated replies, or a flood of onylfans accounts trying to make a statement somewhat related to the OP post while also saying "look at me"

    I cant remember the late time I saw an ad from any company Ive heard of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by s_bushido View Post
    I have an account that I never use. The "For You" feed is mostly just sports and animal related...interspersed with Elon's own horseshit:



    If you're getting nothing but Nazi shit, it's probably because somewhere along the line the algorithm learned that you will interact with Nazi shit.
    Before Elon took over, I was able to select certain "interests" to follow, and it was mostly games and anime related stuff with zero politics. My for you page was glorious, clean, rarely featured politics, and when it was did it was very mild liberal takes.

    For the first part of Elon's Twitter my feed stayed mostly clean of conservative slop, and if it started appearing on my for you page I would simply need to block it and that pruned any of that stuff from being shown.

    These days it's an almost non stop deluge daily, and the only reason I'm even still on twitter is because I still get news and posts from those other interests. But I make heavy use of the block button.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu 2020 View Post
    Before Elon took over, I was able to select certain "interests" to follow, and it was mostly games and anime related stuff with zero politics. My for you page was glorious, clean, rarely featured politics, and when it was did it was very mild liberal takes.

    For the first part of Elon's Twitter my feed stayed mostly clean of conservative slop, and if it started appearing on my for you page I would simply need to block it and that pruned any of that stuff from being shown.

    These days it's an almost non stop deluge daily, and the only reason I'm even still on twitter is because I still get news and posts from those other interests. But I make heavy use of the block button.
    Did the "for you" page even exist before Elon took over?
    Or was it something baked under trending that I never looked at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu 2020 View Post
    Before Elon took over, I was able to select certain "interests" to follow, and it was mostly games and anime related stuff with zero politics. My for you page was glorious, clean, rarely featured politics, and when it was did it was very mild liberal takes.

    For the first part of Elon's Twitter my feed stayed mostly clean of conservative slop, and if it started appearing on my for you page I would simply need to block it and that pruned any of that stuff from being shown.

    These days it's an almost non stop deluge daily, and the only reason I'm even still on twitter is because I still get news and posts from those other interests. But I make heavy use of the block button.
    I guess it may be a regional thing or something but I get 0 political posts in my feed ever.

    The closest is when Stephen King posts something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu 2020 View Post
    Before Elon took over, I was able to select certain "interests" to follow, and it was mostly games and anime related stuff with zero politics. My for you page was glorious, clean, rarely featured politics, and when it was did it was very mild liberal takes.

    For the first part of Elon's Twitter my feed stayed mostly clean of conservative slop, and if it started appearing on my for you page I would simply need to block it and that pruned any of that stuff from being shown.

    These days it's an almost non stop deluge daily, and the only reason I'm even still on twitter is because I still get news and posts from those other interests. But I make heavy use of the block button.
    Also its been overtaken by bots and content farmers. You cant read the comments of a post without it being filled with spam for scams and whatnot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drutt View Post
    The site has gone to the dogs.
    I think that should be doges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flarelaine View Post
    I think that should be doges.
    cept.. Kabosu died on the 24th.

    and it got intermixed with Harambe shitposts, which then turned to George Flyod and full on racist drek
    "Law and Order", lots of places have had that, Russia, North Korea, Saddam's Iraq.
    Laws can be made to enforce order of cruelty and brutality.
    Equality and Justice, that is how you have peace and a society that benefits all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NED funded View Post
    Also its been overtaken by bots and content farmers.
    But NED, I thought Elon Musk very specifically, very directly, and very publicly called out those bots and said he was going to do something about them.

    If our twitter bid succeeds, we will defeat the spam bots or die trying!

    Are you saying Musk did not do what he very specifically, very directly, and very publicly said he would do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breccia View Post
    But NED, I thought Elon Musk very specifically, very directly, and very publicly called out those bots and said he was going to do something about them.

    If our twitter bid succeeds, we will defeat the spam bots or die trying!

    Are you saying Musk did not do what he very specifically, very directly, and very publicly said he would do?
    well clearly Musk is dead.
    Or his brain is anyway, I'm sure that is medically close enough.
    It ignores such insignificant forces as time, entropy, and death

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    https://www.reddit.com/r/EnoughMuskS...ks_scientific/

    Space Karen has been going at it with an actual scientist/engineer dude who has legit cred apparently, and has apparently been unwilling to take the L and is now making it clear that Space Karen may not actually be familiar with the scientific method.

    This man impacts government policy, and this this breathtakingly self-absorbed and stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    https://www.reddit.com/r/EnoughMuskS...ks_scientific/

    Space Karen has been going at it with an actual scientist/engineer dude who has legit cred apparently, and has apparently been unwilling to take the L and is now making it clear that Space Karen may not actually be familiar with the scientific method.

    This man impacts government policy, and this this breathtakingly self-absorbed and stupid.
    LeCun went straight for Musk's throat! I mean that was brutal.
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  20. #6020
    https://x.com/elonmusk/status/1796697283305570604

    Nothin much goin on y'all, just Elon painting targets on some guy named Alex Soros because I assume his last name is Soros and he might be related to George.

    Yes, everyone knows this is a target.

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