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Apr 23, 2022 8 tweets 2 min read Twitter logo Read on Twitter
netflix disabling screenshots was one of the worst decisions its ever made. there used to be jokes about how people making memes out of screenshots was doing more press for netflix shows than netflix actually was. and they were right!
i had originally written a whole thread but it turns out you can just do this so hell yeah
i did have some good points in the original thread about how “X out of context” accounts are better at generating viral content for shows because they arent beholden to being strictly promotional in their copy & have no corporate oversight. but anyway
i just think memes and screenshots should be part of streaming platforms’ promotional strategy instead of the villain. i bet i would be seeing sooo many screenshots of lee pace in foundation if apple tv’s app allowed screenshots
also i say this as someone who has done digital marketing on a few platforms. i am not privy to any kind of viewership data, so this is coming purely from a social engagement POV. but i want people to screenshot stuff!
adding my favorite response to the thread. building in a screenshot function to the app/site interface while still blocking screen recording solves the piracy issue AND allows for shareable screenshots for easy memeing. streaming execs scrolling thru the thread take note!!
at least this can give rise to a new era of dirty laptop screen memes
i love this dm because it is trying to be funny but is exactly what i’m talking about!! all limiting screenshotting does is drive people to alternatives where they CAN get screenshots. thank you Édouard for contributing to the discourse Image

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Nov 20
asked my friend what she was up to & she said “dogsitting.” i asked whose dog and she said her own. now we’re in a fight because i’m insisting that when you say youre dogsitting it implies someone else’s dog. she says you can say youre dogsitting your own dog. that’s crazy right?
youre not dogsitting! youre just hanging out with your dog!
she says the same applies to babies and babysitting. i say babysitting implies youre looking after someone else’s kid. i wouldnt say i’m babysitting if i’m at home with my own child
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Apr 22
so they gave dril the checkmark, but the checkmark goes away if you change your name, so dril just changed his name, but they gave him the checkmark again, so he changed his name again... this is the most looney tunes ass fight ive ever seen between a billionaire and a shitposter
rabbit season/duck season but with applying and removing the blue check
waiting to see when musk is gonna catch up with the newest name change Image
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told my boss i was going on a date next week. she asked if i was taking my date “to the halloween store.” i asked what she meant. she refused to elaborate.
i asked if she meant spirit halloween, which is not open in march. she did not answer
is this a euphemism? did she mean a literal halloween store? did she mean party city? should i take my date to party city? what did she mean
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joe biden has really messed up big time
unfortunately this image of joe biden ive created really resonates with me in a deep, sad way
i probably should have made it clearer in the tweet copy that this video is about joe biden buying a zoo, but i like the slow build to that reveal. he says he made a mistake and then just gradually tells us his thought process until, yup, he bought a zoo, and it sucks.
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i spent way too long on this
if you liked this please consider watching joe biden get skinamarinked
also dont get it twisted: AI art is bad. using AI tools to make stupid bullshit is ok
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Dec 23, 2022
not sure what to call this tactic of "i'm expressing the views of an imaginary bigot, but you can't get mad at me, because i'm only referencing the bigot who i just made up, not actually expressing my own opinions (wink)"
ah yes, you WOULD hate a bigot like that, wouldn't you? but i did not say anything bigoted, you see. they did. in my head. and doesnt that say a lot about society?
left out this part where another guy joined the thread. really intrigued by the concept that i'm in an echo chamber because im not engaging with imaginary antisemites?
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