Watching 📱Social Media Burn🔥
I know we're all reveling at the dumpster fire that is Twitter nowadays, but I have long had the feeling that ALL social media is a disaster in some way.
Since I organized a social media art exhibition back in 2010 at Outpost in Ridgewood, New York, I’ve been aware that these platforms bring out some of the strangest and worst aspects of our culture. The latest drama involves Twitter (though I find it strange few people are discussing the layoffs of 11,000 employees — 13% — at Meta).
So, here I am creating a newsletter that will allow me to stay connected with readers and friends in case it all burns down. This newsletter will be my favorite mix of casual, notable, and insightful. All three things I value. And if you’ve followed me on other platforms (in addition to Twitter, I’m on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Flickr), then you know I take social media seriously (in a funny way, of course).
Now, some funny tweets about the chaos reigning at Twitter.
Activist Rafael Shimunov pointed out that some jokester took advantage of Twitter’s new “verification” tool to masquerade as the Eli Lilly pharmaceutical company to suggest insulin is now free. Well, the stock market didn’t respond well.
And it’s no surprise why so many weird things are happening at Twitter now:
And even those left in Twitter are pointing out some curious things:
And media sources are considering what to do with this new “wild west” attitude towards Twitter:
I mean, what did Elon Musk think was going to happen when he started offering blue checkmarks to anyone who could pay?
Also, I can’t believe this might be true:
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The Henry Kissinger tweet! Even death doesn't want him!