Yeah, Threads ain’t gonna be the Twitter-Killer, either.

How thoroughly unsurprising: “Threads’ daily active user count is down 82% from launch as of July 31, according to Sensor Tower, with just eight million users accessing the app each day. That is the lowest it has been since the day after the app’s release when daily active users peaked at roughly 44 million, Sensor Tower said.”

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I feel that this is a metaphor for something.

Exactly what, I’m not sure. I’m in that interesting position where I simultaneously am amusedly indifferent to the plight of every person in that apartment complex who isn’t in affordable housing — while at the same time having no problem with one of those people going across the street, up to the roof, and blasting that [expletive delete] strobe-light monstrosity with a shotgun. If I saw somebody do it, I wouldn’t have seen anybody do it, savvy? I mean, I’m not a monster.

Is it really happening? Is the Hellsite Twitter really falling?

…Probably not. Coders are cheap.

But, just in case:

Substack (New):

The DOOM that came to Twitter.

I was never expecting 75% cuts. 50%, though? Oh, yeah.

Elon Musk plans to cut about 3,700 jobs at Twitter Inc or half of the company’s workforce in a bid to cut costs, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter… Bloomberg also reported that Musk intends to reverse the social media company’s existing work from anywhere policy and will require employees to work from office though some exceptions could be made.

That’s the thing that’s gonna cause heartache, agita, and the rampaging staggers, mind you. Elon Musk apparently does not like work-from-home, these days – and it seems he’s going to be treating his new acquisition the same as the old one. Gonna be interesting to see how that plays out*.

(H/T: Instapundit)

*I’m agnostic on work-from-home. It’s working out all right for my wife’s job, but I don’t think it’s a universal panacea (or disaster).

Tweet of the Day, Twitter In A Coal Mine edition.

It was either that, or write: And I looked, and beheld a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Musk, and Unemployment followed with him. Aside from the mild blasphemy involved, it was just too long a title.

Via @presjpolk.

Musk buys Twitter.

I am not exactly of two minds on this; it’s more like I had two mildly divergent impulses in my response. First one:

.aannnnd here’s the other.

I know, I know. I just couldn’t resist. I’m only flesh and blood!

Do you hate Trending Topics on Twitter? Click this link!

More specifically, click this link: Tweak New Twitter. It’s amazing, how much jackwagonry that particular Chrome add-on nukes. And people don’t seem to know about it, so what the heck.

Moe Lane

PS: I’m still on Twitter for the same reason I still put stuff on Facebook, use my old LinkedIn profile, and am trying to suss out how Pinterest works: I don’t have an advertising budget. Bricks without straw, my droogies. Bricks without straw.

More details on that massive Blue-check Twitter hack.

Note that I am not putting a link to this Vice article in Twitter itself, as the company is being pretty damned prickly about how allegedly the bitcoin hack happened because of somebody on the inside participating. Which just adds a certain something to this entire Carnival of Bad Decision-Making, doesn’t it?

I don’t blame Twitter for pulling the plug on the blue-checks, mind you*. The kill switch is there for a reason. But, for everybody else (and for the love of God):

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