Tag: Elon Musk

  • Founders Acting Like Cult Leaders Is Bad For Startups

    Founders Acting Like Cult Leaders Is Bad For Startups

    Worshiping Visionary Leaders Hurts Innovation People are so hungry for a singular genius who “think different,” that once someone is broadly accepted as a visionary, people will give them credit for ideas they didn’t have. A pile of innovator points awarded by nothing but perception gives them the advantage of support for any idea, no matter how […]

  • Calling For A Moratorium On Calling For A Moratorium On AI

    Calling For A Moratorium On Calling For A Moratorium On AI

    The AI industry is heavily capitalized, and reliant on smoke and mirrors. Calls for regulation and open letters asking for a pause in AI research from leaders of AI companies make headlines every few months. These are not circulating out of genuine fear, they are self aggrandizing, and honestly monopolistic. In under a year, artificial […]

  • Twitter Being Sued By Former PR For Nonpayment

    Twitter Being Sued By Former PR For Nonpayment

    It takes a lot for a PR firm, or any marketing firm to sue a client (Google “Spring Free EV Push ROI” to see a case in point). But Musk is getting sued by Joele Frank, a former PR firm of Twitter. Elon Musk, who hates good press inherited the PR firm when he acquired […]

  • Elon Musk Will Pay Rent Over His Dead Body

    Elon Musk Will Pay Rent Over His Dead Body

    Elon Musk (like many in startup land) thinks rules don’t apply to him. Allegedly Musk said Twitter would only pay rent for its offices “over his dead body.” If true, it’s unsurprising, Musk shows the limit of smart contracts; namely assholes. Elon Musk told a Twitter advisor at 4 a.m. that the company would only […]

  • Elon Musk Uses Bad Press To Shield Himself From Worse Press

    Elon Musk Uses Bad Press To Shield Himself From Worse Press

    Yesterday I wrote an article for KnowTechie speculating that Elon Musk’s Tweet that Twitter would have a new female CEO was cover for really bad press. Today, I added two updates. Elon Musk teases a new Twitter CEO, what is he hiding? UPDATE #1 – 5/12/2023: Musk Tweeted to confirm that Linda Yaccarino will be the new […]

  • BuzzFeed News And Twitter Blues

    BuzzFeed News And Twitter Blues

    To greatly paraphrase Tolstoy, you can explain anything to a complete ding dong if they know nothing about the topic, but you’ll fail to explain it to the greatest minds if they start with any preconceptions. Cognitive bias is powerful. People will pay more for a worse product if they think the brand is better. […]

  • Twitter Suspended A Wired Reporter For Interviewing A Hacker

    Twitter Suspended A Wired Reporter For Interviewing A Hacker

    Matt Walsh, a conservative writer and host of a podcast on The Daily Wire was hacked on Twitter. Dell Cameron a reporter for Wired interviewed the hacker, who apparently just hacked Walsh for the lolz. Anyway Twitter suspended Cameron because of reasons. The Hacker Who Hijacked Matt Walsh’s Twitter Was Just ‘Bored’ I’ve written about […]

  • New Twitter Rate Limits Called Out By National Weather Service Boston

    New Twitter Rate Limits Called Out By National Weather Service Boston

    Twitter is not now, and was never the town square. It was for many a home page online, and for more the place to go for breaking news. Under Elon Musk’s leadership it’s becoming less useful across all applications. “Twitter is now limiting automated tweets and as a result this account may no longer be […]

  • Weird Twitter News For Mid-April, 2023

    Weird Twitter News For Mid-April, 2023

    I’m flipping tired of talking about Twitter. It used to be a social stream, but now it’s just a stream of stupid blunders. The missteps are also, so uncreative that analyzing them has no real business value. But here’s the gossip I’ve seen today about Twitter. Elon Musk Proves His Commitment To New Strategies By […]

  • Elon Musk Is Fighting Substack (And Twitter)

    Elon Musk Is Fighting Substack (And Twitter)

    Elon Musk is a man child, who both wants to be loved, and avoids positive press like it’s actually going to hurt him. For some reason Twitter (acquired by Musk out of a combination of lack of impulse control, and failed bad faith legal arguments) is flagging links to Substack as potentially harmful right now. […]

  • NPR Will Stop Tweeting Until Twitter Removes “State-affiliated” Label

    NPR Will Stop Tweeting Until Twitter Removes “State-affiliated” Label

    NPR, National Public Radio, with it’s incredibly popular podcasts, and well actual radio broadcasts has perhaps the least need of Twitter of any news outlet in the world. And as I’ve said many times Twitter is not a traffic driver. For most media orgs Twitter is under 3% of total traffic. I know Musk disagrees, […]

  • A Blue Check On A Pike Warns Us Not To Give Up The Web

    A Blue Check On A Pike Warns Us Not To Give Up The Web

    Today is my seventh day of Twitter limbo. On March 31st, I became Elon Musk’s mother for several hours. But the account was put into a type of quarantine. My username replaced by a dot, my photo removed, I cannot log in. But my profile, with the years-old blue check still stands like a head on a pike warning others that Elon Musk has mommy issues.