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Posted: Mar 8, 2023 - 6:47am

 islander wrote:


I'm not sure, but he's trying hard to demonstrate that he's the biggest asshole with a billion(well, many) dollars. It's a crowded field, so he's also working on dumbest (although many will defend him as a genius). 




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Posted: Mar 8, 2023 - 6:39am

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Just another narcissistic asshole with a billion dollars.


I'm not sure, but he's trying hard to demonstrate that he's the biggest asshole with a billion(well, many) dollars. It's a crowded field, so he's also working on dumbest (although many will defend him as a genius). 
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Posted: Mar 8, 2023 - 6:35am

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So who is still thinking this guy is a business  genius?


Elon Musk apologizes after mocking laid-off Twitter employee





https://abcnews.go.com/US/wire...


Just another narcissistic asshole with a billion dollars.
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Posted: Mar 8, 2023 - 6:33am

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Is ghosting an employee considered termination, legally? It seems me he could have just waited and sued for unpaid wages.


Or get publicly released from your NDA, then get set up for a couple of lawsuits for defamation and disclosure of private health information.  I knew a little about this guy previously, but hadn't read the full backstory. He basically took wages in lieu of a cash payout for his company to *maximize* his tax burden.  He did this because it was an efficient way for him to get money back into Iceland's public welfare system that had supported him for years.  He also had the title of something like acquired founder which basically meant he had no responsibilities and couldn't be fired for 'doing no work', although most reports paint him as a productive innovator and leader in his organization.

Now that he's fired Twitter is on the hook for the balance of his payout, which could be near 100 million. That's before the public disclosure, defamation and wrongful termination suits.  It must be huge, because the lawyers (or some remaining adult) at twitter actually got him to issue an apology pretty quick.
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Posted: Mar 8, 2023 - 6:27am

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Is ghosting an employee considered termination, legally? It seems me he could have just waited and sued for unpaid wages.




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Posted: Mar 7, 2023 - 10:34pm

 islander wrote:

So who is still thinking this guy is a business  genius?


Elon Musk apologizes after mocking laid-off Twitter employee





https://abcnews.go.com/US/wire...


Is ghosting an employee considered termination, legally? It seems me he could have just waited and sued for unpaid wages.
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Posted: Mar 7, 2023 - 9:55pm

So who is still thinking this guy is a business  genius?


Elon Musk apologizes after mocking laid-off Twitter employee





https://abcnews.go.com/US/wire...
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Posted: Feb 15, 2023 - 2:41pm

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When bleary-eyed engineers began to log on to their laptops, the nature of the emergency became clear: Elon Musk’s tweet about the Super Bowl got less engagement than President Joe Biden’s.

Biden’s tweet, in which he said he would be supporting his wife in rooting for the Philadelphia Eagles, generated nearly 29 million impressions. Musk, who also tweeted his support for the Eagles, generated a little more than 9.1 million impressions before deleting the tweet in apparent frustration.

In the wake of those losses — the Eagles to the Kansas City Chiefs, and Musk to the president of the United States — Twitter’s CEO flew his private jet back to the Bay Area on Sunday night to demand answers from his team.

Within a day, the consequences of that meeting would reverberate around the world, as Twitter users opened the app to find that Musk’s posts overwhelmed their ranked timeline. This was no accident, Platformer can confirm: after Musk threatened to fire his remaining engineers, they built a system designed to ensure that Musk — and Musk alone — benefits from previously unheard-of promotion of his tweets to the entire user base
*mute*


Wait. So now twitter engineers are responsible for the Eagles losing?

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Posted: Feb 14, 2023 - 8:27pm

When bleary-eyed engineers began to log on to their laptops, the nature of the emergency became clear: Elon Musk’s tweet about the Super Bowl got less engagement than President Joe Biden’s.

Biden’s tweet, in which he said he would be supporting his wife in rooting for the Philadelphia Eagles, generated nearly 29 million impressions. Musk, who also tweeted his support for the Eagles, generated a little more than 9.1 million impressions before deleting the tweet in apparent frustration.

In the wake of those losses — the Eagles to the Kansas City Chiefs, and Musk to the president of the United States — Twitter’s CEO flew his private jet back to the Bay Area on Sunday night to demand answers from his team.

Within a day, the consequences of that meeting would reverberate around the world, as Twitter users opened the app to find that Musk’s posts overwhelmed their ranked timeline. This was no accident, Platformer can confirm: after Musk threatened to fire his remaining engineers, they built a system designed to ensure that Musk — and Musk alone — benefits from previously unheard-of promotion of his tweets to the entire user base
*mute*

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Posted: Feb 10, 2023 - 7:12am



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Posted: Feb 9, 2023 - 1:37pm



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Posted: Jan 19, 2023 - 7:03pm





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Posted: Jan 18, 2023 - 3:11pm

Extremely Hardcore
Twitter’s trust and safety team compiled a seven-page document outlining the dangers associated with paid verification. What would stop people from ­impersonating politicians or brands? They ranked the risk a “P0,” the highest possible. But Musk and his team refused to take any recommendations that would delay the launch.

Twitter Blue’s paid verification system was unveiled on November 5. Almost immediately, fake verified accounts flooded the platform. An image of Mario giving the middle finger from what looked like the official Nintendo account stayed up for more than a day. An account masquerading as the drug manufacturer Eli Lilly tweeted that insulin would now be free; company executives begged Twitter to take down the tweet. The marketing team tried to do damage control. “You build trust by being transparent, predictable, and thoughtful,” one former employee says. “We were none of those with this launch.”

Days after the subscription service debuted, Twitter canned it. Yoel Roth, the head of the team whose warnings had been ignored, resigned. In an all-hands meeting, Musk vowed not to relaunch Twitter Blue until the company had gotten a handle on impersonators. (Shortly after he did, in mid-December, ostensibly with defenses in place, a columnist for the Washington Post managed to get a fake account for a U.S. senator verified.)

Musk’s blundering left a deep scar. ­Twitter Blue was meant to begin shifting Twitter’s sales away from ads toward subscriptions. But while chasing a relatively paltry new cash stream, Musk torched the company’s ad business — the source of the vast majority of its billions in revenue. The Blue disaster accelerated a rush of advertisers abandoning the platform, including Eli Lilly, and by December, what was left of Twitter’s sales team began offering hundreds of thousands of dollars in free ad spend to lure back ­marketers. (It did not work.)

In a series of tweets, Musk blamed the company’s “massive drop in revenue” on “activist groups pressuring advertisers.” To Musk, it was anyone’s fault but his own.

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Posted: Jan 18, 2023 - 1:56pm

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Elon Musk hasn't been invited to World Economic Forum in years, organizers claim
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Posted: Jan 16, 2023 - 8:54pm


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Posted: Jan 12, 2023 - 2:11pm

‘Industry’ and the State (Twitter Files 11 & 12)
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Posted: Dec 31, 2022 - 2:19pm

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Yeah; it couldn't have happened to a bigger asshole.
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Posted: Dec 31, 2022 - 2:10pm

Greta’s great Twitter smackdown


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Posted: Dec 24, 2022 - 6:12pm


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Posted: Dec 23, 2022 - 6:40pm

 islander wrote:


Elon would never let him work remote.


Lol
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