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Kurt Eichenwald @kurteichenwald
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1. Wow. @Twitter has actually taken an action which, while it makes the company more money, allows more trolls and bots to attack accounts. @jack must be out of his mind. If twitter will actually purposely make the experience WORSE, the time to abandon it is fast approaching....
2...i have noticed a growth of complaints about trolling on the service over the last two months. I made some reviews of my accounts and saw the same. This coincides exactly with when @twitter made a for-profits change, another instance of @jack mistaking short term...
3...profits for long-term survival. I have to believe that @jack is only in this for the short-term, hoping to drain as much profit out of @twitter as possible and then letting it collapse under an unyielding user disgust. The changes, which went into full application in August.. technical. It has ended User Stream API - what that means is that, in addition to @twitter refusing to put in place a reasonable blocking/control system that prevents the creation of thousands of purposeless troll and bot accounts, it is ending the ability for groups.... @blocktogether to engage in community blocking. So now, @twitter does nothing to stop creation of sock puppet trolls, and communities trying to improve the experience on twitter can't either. It's as if @jack ran McDonalds, and thought it was profitable to take a dump... every meal. What @twitter not has is Account Activity API, which of course, costs money. With hundreds of thousands of bot - possibly millions - of bot and troll accounts destroying @twitter, this new version allows you free access to: 15. If you want a number where.... can actually make a dent into the swamp of @twitter, it costs so much that you would have to be American Express Corp to afford it. Basically, @jack is using bots and trolls to blackmail all of us into forking over money so that he won't take a dump in our food. I have...
8...marveled at the incompetence of @twitter, as they have spent tons of money trying to make money (badly) while ignoring users' complaints that their system is a swamp because it allows the dregs of society to establish hundreds of accounts for one person, who then sits in...
9...mommy's basement, trolling so he fells like less of a loser than he really is. @jack lets this happen. @twitter will snidely reply that there is a mechanism for muting accounts, which does not accomplish as much and does not do it on a mass scale that people have relied on... the bottom line: I am still on @twitter. But I see the day that @jack - through greed or incompetence - will allow this entire platform to collapse because he refuses to accept that people don't want turds for lunch. He ignores us. Which is why we need a day of #boycott..
11..nothing will get @jack attention until we threaten his money. So let's do it. Let's name September 7 as #BoycottTwitter day, calling for @twitter to finally address the sludge problem its system creates. One account per IP address. A simply system. Would clear out the....
12...trolls and the bots. I am going to send a tweet after this. Please retweet. And please ONLY tweet #BoycottTwitter on September 7. Make @jack and @twitter listen. If you don't speak, they won't change.
Folks are freaking out over the idea of one account per IP address. I am not king of twitter. It was just a thought. I dont care how they fix this problem - I just want them to fix it.
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