September 26, 2023
Music News

We can’t let a day go by without a report on Twitter’s implosion, can we? Let’s have a look.

No matter what kind of week you’re having, it can’t be worse than what Elon Musk has managed to do to his US$44 billion investment in Twitter. Here’s the latest.

Elon has lost a bit of money.

Thanks to everything that’s happening with Twitter (at least partly), Tesla stock is down 55% this year. That’s helped wipe out US$100 billion Elon’s wealth. ONE HUNDRED BILLION DOLLARS.

Twitter and Apple are on a collision course

By charging for subscriptions, Twitter could end up violating Apple and Google’s app rules that could even see Twitter booted from their app stores. Gee, that wouldn’t hurt, would it?

So who, exactly, is paying for Twitter’s blue checkmarks?

Who has decided to fork out $7.99 a month for the privilege of having a checkmark? About 140,000 people apparently. Adult film starts make up a not-insignificant percentage of that number.

Elon’s polls are bogus

Take it from this professor. He believes that Musk is nothing but a publicity whore. So does New York magazine.

Here’s a list of all the celebrities who have quit Twitter

And the list is growing.

In less than a month, half of Twitter’s top 100 advertisers have bailed

HALF! If Musk has a plan, I have no idea what it is.

Maybe Twitter won’t crash and burn after all.

At least this guy thinks so. Losing 70% of the staff? No problem!

The again, this could be the end of the Tech Bro

We can only hope.

And what the freakin’ hell is this?

It’s a US$600,000 statue of Elon on a doge body atop a rock that some crypto nerds have fashioned as a gift. (Oh, and for another story about a gift, go here.)

Alan Cross

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