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5 hours ago, toolman1966 said:

so the twitter universe isn't that large

Is that all ??? 

That's barely a solar system, let alone a whole Universe !!! And he paid billions for it ???   hmmmm .... I have some old stuff in the garage. I'm sure I have some of the old MoPar parts lying around ... maybe I'll ask Mr. Musty for an offer .... he could send one of his airplanes to pick them up !!!  Hell, I'll even deliver to the airport ..... 

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22 hours ago, Justyn said:

Again, a non-issue.

With SO many free sites that have every deviation (especially THIS one, which I love), who cares what that one has or does not have.

If a Company changes a policy to something you do not like, just move to the next instead all this whining.  Probably the same little snowflakes that used Facebook and all that other crap.

There are WAY too many choices to use, unless too lazy.

If you REALLY hate it, buy the Company and make you our world, with your own rules.

Better still, create your own site.

Geezzzz......just stick to the sex and drug use we have here, and ALL the other sites out there, and be glad for it.

None existed over 30 years ago, anyway.

1. It's not a non-issue. You don't get to declare what is and is not an issue for everyone else. Nobody died and made you Queen.

2. Sites are not equal. What you can and cannot do on various sites are not equal. There are things about Twitter that are not readily replicated on other social media sites. (For instance: try posting on Instagram without including an image. You can't. It's primarily a photo/video sharing site where you can comment along with your images/videos. So if you don't have a relevant image to post, it doesn't matter what you want to say: you can't say it there. Every site out there has differences like that, and to ask "who cares" betrays a shocking lack of understanding about social media.

3. Many of us do not view this site as a place strictly for "sex and drugs" the way you apparently do. Your limited use of BZ doesn't negate the fact that it has many other uses that are just as, or more, important for other users here.

4. Lots of things and places that existed 30 years ago no longer do, in part because social media and "the apps" (among other factors) destroyed their business models. We've made accommodations in our lives to allow social media fill in gaps that formerly were met by brick-and-mortar places; if the social media landscape then upends those bonds in our communities, there's no longer any brick-and-mortar places to go back to.

I get it - you're a druggie and a slut and proud of it and you don't give a shit about anything else, apparently - which seems to be a pretty accurate paraphrase of what your world is like and how you use this site. That's fine - knock yourself out. But please stop telling other users that they should shut up and be happy with whatever we're given because YOU are content with whatever crap you're served up. Some of us like more than that.

 

 

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On a more serious note: those who are casually dismissing Twitter and its impending implosion as just the collapse of a site for posting nude shots may be missing the bigger picture (although that bigger picture isn't so relevant for porn).

It's that Twitter has become a valuable method of communication because of the niche it fills. Lots of corporations, for instance, monitor their social media accounts for troubleshooting problems among their customers. Journalists can use it to promote works, especially breaking news. Politicians can use it to rally their supporters. And it does this kind of thing well because of its design. There isn't another widely used social media application with the same basic concepts:

-primarily text based, not image/video, although that's an option;

-sent by the user to the cosmos, where almost anyone can opt into following it*;

-a community where I can see who my followers are, who they follow in turn, and what they (and other users) are all posting/following*.

This last makes it possible to discover new veins of information and posters to follow. 

(The * is because users can choose to require approval for someone to follow them (and without approval, you don't see what they've posted), and because Twitter can control, via its software, how much of the potential flow of posts based on your follow requests actually gets shown to you. By and large, though, the point holds.)

Instagram is similar, but it requires a picture or video in every posting - Comments are secondary and often overlooked. There are a lot of "twitter replacement" sites out there, but the reality is that few have the number of members needed to be relevant. 

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On 11/7/2022 at 10:48 PM, BootmanLA said:

1. It's not a non-issue. You don't get to declare what is and is not an issue for everyone else. Nobody died and made you Queen.

2. Sites are not equal. What you can and cannot do on various sites are not equal. There are things about Twitter that are not readily replicated on other social media sites. (For instance: try posting on Instagram without including an image. You can't. It's primarily a photo/video sharing site where you can comment along with your images/videos. So if you don't have a relevant image to post, it doesn't matter what you want to say: you can't say it there. Every site out there has differences like that, and to ask "who cares" betrays a shocking lack of understanding about social media.

3. Many of us do not view this site as a place strictly for "sex and drugs" the way you apparently do. Your limited use of BZ doesn't negate the fact that it has many other uses that are just as, or more, important for other users here.

4. Lots of things and places that existed 30 years ago no longer do, in part because social media and "the apps" (among other factors) destroyed their business models. We've made accommodations in our lives to allow social media fill in gaps that formerly were met by brick-and-mortar places; if the social media landscape then upends those bonds in our communities, there's no longer any brick-and-mortar places to go back to.

I get it - you're a druggie and a slut and proud of it and you don't give a shit about anything else, apparently - which seems to be a pretty accurate paraphrase of what your world is like and how you use this site. That's fine - knock yourself out. But please stop telling other users that they should shut up and be happy with whatever we're given because YOU are content with whatever crap you're served up. Some of us like more than that.

 

 

Funny stuff.

Did not realize a simple opinion would make you SO hysterical.

No, not a Queen, just a simple observer of what goes on here and what is promoted.

Great stuff!

LOVE you rants and have shared them with all.  

Keep them coming!

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7 hours ago, Justyn said:

Funny stuff.

Did not realize a simple opinion would make you SO hysterical.

No, not a Queen, just a simple observer of what goes on here and what is promoted.

Great stuff!

LOVE you rants and have shared them with all.  

Keep them coming!

You observe, apparently, what goes on in one small section of the site (the Backroom's "Chemsex" section) and consider that "what goes on here and what is promoted". Navel gazing is never the path to enlightenment.

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50 minutes ago, BootmanLA said:

Navel gazing is never the path to enlightenment.

That depends on whose navel is receiving the gaze, and whether one considers oral gratification a form of enlightenment.

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Never had it, do not intend to have it. Recall the day GMA and their nut news casters pimped it on primetime broadcast news--or is it broadcast entertainment as I rarely see any news on GMA. Hope Musk has met his water loo, couldn't happen to a more deserving jerk, now could I tweet that?

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I deleted my Twitter account this past week. Using Twitter is supporting Musk. NO THANK YOU. I’d love to see his investment made worthless.  

People who stay they are going to stay and fight from the inside get ZERO respect from me. I’ve been hearing people say that about (Methodist, Catholic, etc.) churches for decades, and if anything things have only gotten worse there.  

Integrity is hot.  

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On 11/9/2022 at 8:00 AM, Justyn said:

Funny stuff.

Did not realize a simple opinion would make you SO hysterical.

No, not a Queen, just a simple observer of what goes on here and what is promoted.

Great stuff!

LOVE you rants and have shared them with all.  

Keep them coming!

Good for you baby boy. Let the delicate snowflakes melt themselves with their self-righteous indignation, because god forbid anyone be allowed to express an opinion contrary to theirs. Way to check their delusion, compacted by their desire to suck up to mods. Your response was great and really showed that you dont give a fuck how red faced the ranters wanna get. THIS is exactly why Musk bought Twitter in the first place. I’m sure Musk will be as happy to see them go as he is to see people return. If somebody wants to be on a culturally biased, website governed by state approved opinions, there are plenty of those starting with Facebook. 

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On 11/7/2022 at 10:48 PM, BootmanLA said:

1. It's not a non-issue. You don't get to declare what is and is not an issue for everyone else. Nobody died and made you Queen.

2. Sites are not equal. What you can and cannot do on various sites are not equal. There are things about Twitter that are not readily replicated on other social media sites. (For instance: try posting on Instagram without including an image. You can't. It's primarily a photo/video sharing site where you can comment along with your images/videos. So if you don't have a relevant image to post, it doesn't matter what you want to say: you can't say it there. Every site out there has differences like that, and to ask "who cares" betrays a shocking lack of understanding about social media.

3. Many of us do not view this site as a place strictly for "sex and drugs" the way you apparently do. Your limited use of BZ doesn't negate the fact that it has many other uses that are just as, or more, important for other users here.

4. Lots of things and places that existed 30 years ago no longer do, in part because social media and "the apps" (among other factors) destroyed their business models. We've made accommodations in our lives to allow social media fill in gaps that formerly were met by brick-and-mortar places; if the social media landscape then upends those bonds in our communities, there's no longer any brick-and-mortar places to go back to.

I get it - you're a druggie and a slut and proud of it and you don't give a shit about anything else, apparently - which seems to be a pretty accurate paraphrase of what your world is like and how you use this site. That's fine - knock yourself out. But please stop telling other users that they should shut up and be happy with whatever we're given because YOU are content with whatever crap you're served up. Some of us like more than that.

 

 

Don't hold back, tell us what you really think lol. I 100% agree btw.

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On 11/7/2022 at 11:14 PM, BootmanLA said:

On a more serious note: those who are casually dismissing Twitter and its impending implosion as just the collapse of a site for posting nude shots may be missing the bigger picture (although that bigger picture isn't so relevant for porn).

It's that Twitter has become a valuable method of communication because of the niche it fills. Lots of corporations, for instance, monitor their social media accounts for troubleshooting problems among their customers. Journalists can use it to promote works, especially breaking news. Politicians can use it to rally their supporters. And it does this kind of thing well because of its design. There isn't another widely used social media application with the same basic concepts:

-primarily text based, not image/video, although that's an option;

-sent by the user to the cosmos, where almost anyone can opt into following it*;

-a community where I can see who my followers are, who they follow in turn, and what they (and other users) are all posting/following*.

This last makes it possible to discover new veins of information and posters to follow. 

(The * is because users can choose to require approval for someone to follow them (and without approval, you don't see what they've posted), and because Twitter can control, via its software, how much of the potential flow of posts based on your follow requests actually gets shown to you. By and large, though, the point holds.)

Instagram is similar, but it requires a picture or video in every posting - Comments are secondary and often overlooked. There are a lot of "twitter replacement" sites out there, but the reality is that few have the number of members needed to be relevant. 

I agree 👍 

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On 10/31/2022 at 10:40 AM, hntnhole said:

HAHAHAHAHA ... fun twist on the ancient and never-failing truth.  How one man can control the (mis) information consumed by millions on a daily basis is a real problem.  Rupert must be turning over in his (damn - still anticipated) grave.  

I'm hoping Elon will right the wrongs of the former Twitter-disinformation mobsters. Only time will tell. 

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