I doubt advertisers will be drawn back to Twitter by the rash of bold employment lawsuits the new management "team" is earning. It would appear, via Tweet, that failure to "Click Here" on Musk's special pledge of allegiance is being considered a resignation. The tweets suggest employees who have not signed on for extra abuse will be released without benefits, which seems sure to generate more billable hours for the only people who could be happy with Elon Musk, his lawyers.
The Washington Post reports that a third of Twitter's top 100 advertisers haven't placed ads on Twitter in over two weeks. Among the companies that don't want their brand associated with Musk's trollish behavior are Jeep, Mars, Merck, Kellogg, Verizon, and Boston Beer. From The Washington Post: Matthew Quint, director of the Center on Global… READ THE REST
Tesla's share price is at its lowest level in two years, making Musk $100 billion poorer than he was earlier this year. Don't feel too sorry for him, though. With a current net worth of $170 billion, he's still the world's richest manbaby. From Bloomberg: The electric-car maker comprises the bulk of his fortune and… READ THE REST
I've been using Mastodon instead of Twitter for the last week or so, and I love it. Conversations are respectful, and I'm getting more and better interactions there, with 600 followers, than I do on Twitter, with 28,000 followers. (If you're on Mastodon, you can find me at https://mastodon.cloud/@frauenfelder.) Mastodon's "fediverse" can be confusing to… READ THE REST
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