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Old 26-04-2022, 10:45   #16
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Re: Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 Billion

Twitter is not a bad thing, it’s where I get all my verified stuff on Ukraine from, it’s just it’s been run by chaps from Silicon Valley, heavily censor conservatives. Banned a sitting President of the U.S for incitement to violence, yet folk like leader of Iran and Putin guilty of more serious issues, are allowed to keep their accounts. It needed an overhaul, Trump said he won’t return to Twitter, but if he intends to run in 2024, he’s going to need his account especially with a following of 88.7 Million people.
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Re: Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 Billion

Trying to control the internet was/is never going to work..The WWW was never meant to be controlled by anyone in it's first conception.Originally it was run by children and the grown ups cottoned too late that it's not an animal they can control. Doesn't stop them trying though.

The best thing parents/teachers can do is make sure they take a close and keen interest what their children are doing until said children have grown enough to actually apply some critical thinking to what they see on the internet.

Using the internet critically SHOULD be taught on the education syllabus from as early as possible.
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Re: Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 Billion

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Someone done a visual representative of wealth in rice. With 1 grain of rice = $100,000 Elon's wealth would be over 50kgs of rice. Mind boggling to say the least.
I remember my then young daughter asking me what rhe difference is between a million and a billion so we did it in seconds, 1 million seconds is 12 days, 1 billion seconds is 31 years
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Re: Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 Billion

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Does this mean that 50% of twitter accounts would disappear as they're bots?
A huge number of accounts are unused anyway.
If they got purged due to inactivity, millions would vanish.
I have one somewhere, but I could not tell you when I last logged into it.
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Re: Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 Billion

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Tesla Stock Plunge Wipes Out $114 Billion In Value As Twitter Deal Sparks Fears

Tesla shares collapsed Tuesday as investors continued to digest the implications of Twitter’s acceptance of CEO Elon Musk’s $44 billion bid for the social media giant, tacking onto already-staggering losses spurred by the Federal Reserve's looming interest rate hikes.

Tesla shares fell as much as 11% Tuesday to $890, pushing the stock down more than 28% from its all-time high in November and wiping nearly $25 billion from Musk's fortune and $114 billion from Tesla's market capitalization, which now stands at $920 billion.

"Tesla shareholders can’t be happy that Musk will have to divert even more attention away from winning the electric-vehicle race," Oanda analyst Edward Moya wrote in emailed comments, echoing concerns from Vital Knowledge Media's Adam Crisafulli, who also attributed the plunge to investor concerns about how Musk will finance his Twitter bid
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Re: Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 Billion

What an awful lot of money!


Who knows, in ten years time we may say "Twitter? What on earth is Twitter?". It may not even exist and all that money is wasted.


With hunger and poverty affecting many people right now money could be much better spent.


What I worry about when people take over these huge platforms is the ways they can channel information or their own political ideas to brainwash people.
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Re: Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 Billion

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What an awful lot of money!


Who knows, in ten years time we may say "Twitter? What on earth is Twitter?". It may not even exist and all that money is wasted.


With hunger and poverty affecting many people right now money could be much better spent.


What I worry about when people take over these huge platforms is the ways they can channel information or their own political ideas to brainwash people.
I'm not on Twitter so no brainwashing here, not on FB or any other platform.
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I'm not on Twitter so no brainwashing here, not on FB or any other platform.
That's at least two of us then. The trouble is, all the people 'at the top' use them and you can already see how their brains have been fried by doing so.
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I'm not on Twitter so no brainwashing here, not on FB or any other platform.
Like mainstream media and TV/film dramas don't do that.
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I remember my then young daughter asking me what rhe difference is between a million and a billion so we did it in seconds, 1 million seconds is 12 days, 1 billion seconds is 31 years
I remember something similar.

There are more nanoseconds in 1 second, than there are seconds in 31 Years.

There are more picoseconds in 1 second, than there are seconds in 31,700 Years.

There are more femtoseconds in 1 second, than there are seconds in 31 million Years.

There are more attoseconds in 1 second, than there are seconds in 31 billion Years.
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He should have bought rain forests.
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He should have bought rain forests.


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Re: Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 Billion

Just seen that. hahaha

Musk does not care about real money he is a share holders nightmare
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Re: Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 Billion

LOL. Elon just tweeted this in last few minutes:



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Re: Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 Billion

Didn't Elon tweet about buying BMW just to change the grill?
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