If clues were shoes...
... then Elon is still running around barefoot.
The site formerly known as Twitter is trying yet again to lure advertisers back, this time with a series of brand safety concessions that allow the source of most the company's revenues to "curate the context" in which their ads appear. Yesterday, X's current head of brand safety Élyana Thierry announced several new "brand …
Is this program the $1,000/month subscription thing or is this something new?
Elon is spending his days throwing things at the wall and we don't seem to be hearing much from the CEO at all. You'd think that Linda would be the lead and Elon would be working in the background given their titles.
the new CEO would have to do everything else and take the blame
But given that everybody blames Musk anyway and will do if/when the company crashes and burns, provided the salary is high enough to compensate for putting up with Musk in the first place it's worth doing for a couple of years.
"But given that everybody blames Musk anyway and will do if/when the company crashes and burns, provided the salary is high enough to compensate for putting up with Musk in the first place it's worth doing for a couple of years."
In the court of the public eye, maybe. When she goes to look for her next job, being the captain of a ship sitting on the bottom of the ocean as the last posting held doesn't look that great. You sort of want the opposite where you took a company on the brink of going under and turning it into a money spinner that gets gobbled up by Google for 10x its true worth.
being the captain of a ship sitting on the bottom of the ocean as the last posting held doesn't look that great
Not so, at the C-suite level. Boards have historically shown no reluctance whatsoever in hiring execs whose previous employers crashed and burned. And making them directors, for that matter. Most of the terrible CEOs I've known about (who aren't in prison) are sitting pretty.
Taking the helm of a sinking corporate ship these days gives you credibility, particularly if you can lay off a bunch of people or make other "hard decisions" as it goes down.
Just sign off your posts with something so gratuitously offensive/controversial that no advertiser would want anywhere near it, but do it in such a way that normal human readers know that’s the only reason you’re doing it. Sure, it may lose you 6 or 7 characters per post, but that’s a small price for extra control, right?
OK, but your ad's still on the same site as that content. And therefore financing the publication of that content, whether it's alongside it or not.
Are the advertisers really going to be believed if they try to claim that they have nothing to do with it? It's going to be hard to convince them that there's a "Nice X" and a "XXX rated porn and hate sewer" freely coexisting with each other on the same site, and their customers won't associate them with the latter. Especially considering how easy it is to post or link awful stuff after that nice stuff, where the advert will still presumably be displayed.
It's the Nazi Bar problem. Doesn't matter whether your pub is the Nazi bar or not, what matters is that people think it's the Nazi bar. Twitter is the Nazi bar and Space Karen obviously wants it that way.
Not many major brands want to advertise in the Nazi bar, even in the kids play area.
Great, Elon let out another fart again and we're all there to sniff it.
Now where's the Reg on
Missouri v. Biden, and the ruling prohibiting the White House from more interference with free speech online
Berenson vs Biden after the White House pressured twitter to remove his account after legitimate speech and his earlier free speech
Apple threatening to pull out FaceTime and iMessage from the UK because of proposed spying powers for the UK government
Or Flaherty who joined the Biden White House as Director of Digital Strategy pressuring twitter to remove a Biden parody account. ( https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.lawd.189520/gov.uscourts.lawd.189520.293.0.pdf )
Elon is amusing n all but there's plenty of newsworthy stuff going on.
No, no, no, X, as any fule kno, is a well-known windowing system first released in 1984. Don't give any credence to this johnny-come-lately by even slightly suggesting that he has any right to the brand name. The name of the bird site, which is becoming increasingly bereft of life is, for obvious reasons, Xparrot (yes, it's a hashtag, great minds think alike, etc).
《Some day Musk will realize all Musk's problems are rooted in Musk's behavior and flare-ups.》
If that were every likely to be the case I will have a pair of ice skates put in my coffin.
In perhaps one of the infinite Everettian Many Worlds there is a Cantaloupe that might have sufficient self awareness to experience such a Road to Damascus insignt but this world isn't that one.