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(1,633 posts)
Sat Nov 26, 2022, 10:33 AM Nov 2022

Twitter is sorry to see me go... Really?!... Really?!

This is getting beyond ridiculous;

BREAKING: Elon suggests he is open to producing a smart phone if Apple takes Twitter off the App Store.

Would you buy?


My Answer;
How do you permanently delete your Twitter account in five very easy steps;


Twitter's response;
Your account is deactivated
Sorry to see you go. #GoodBye

Back in 2011, I began my retirement after serving 24 years in the U.S. Air Force. It was at the suggestion of the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) that I sign up for a Twitter account to help find a career in civilian life. It wasn't very helpful and I barely used it in since I activated the account. I kept it because I once believed it was a reputable social platform. Not anymore.

Never seen a questionably intelligent wealthy individual spend $44 billion to own Twitter in order to see to its destruction.

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Twitter is sorry to see me go... Really?!... Really?! (Original Post) djacq Nov 2022 OP
Elon has way too much money and time to waste Farmer-Rick Nov 2022 #1
He could take on Apple True Dough Nov 2022 #2
The E-Phone will talk for you! OAITW r.2.0 Nov 2022 #3
Would it be as smart as buying Twitter? keithbvadu2 Nov 2022 #4
Elon, BFD. Have at it. Go into another money pit! n/t RKP5637 Nov 2022 #5
Yes! Elon is: "questionably intelligent ..." n/t RKP5637 Nov 2022 #6
Here's the difference between real leaders and wannabes: NCDem47 Nov 2022 #7
If Elon Musk sold smart phones you can Baitball Blogger Nov 2022 #8
If I could reply: Sorry to see you're still there. ananda Nov 2022 #9
Most of Tesla's value is tied up in as him as a Genius Trenzalore Nov 2022 #10
GM's share price edhopper Nov 2022 #11
I found that amusing as well when I deactivated this week Iris Nov 2022 #12


(2,216 posts)
7. Here's the difference between real leaders and wannabes:
Sat Nov 26, 2022, 12:08 PM
Nov 2022

Real leaders don't spend all day on social media responding to EVERYTHING. They're too busy getting things done. SO refreshing to have President Biden focused on the business at hand rather than petty squabbles.

Baitball Blogger

(46,399 posts)
8. If Elon Musk sold smart phones you can
Sat Nov 26, 2022, 12:19 PM
Nov 2022

Damn expect your private information being sold overseas and your menstrual cycle diary being forwarded to right wing circles.


(2,331 posts)
10. Most of Tesla's value is tied up in as him as a Genius
Sat Nov 26, 2022, 12:24 PM
Nov 2022

Tesla has about 574 billion in market cap and GM has about 57 billion. GM produces 10,000,000 cars a year and Tesla 900,000. Fundamentally there is no reason for Tesla's valuation other than the belief that Musk is some sort of genius.

If that genius idea becomes questionable, he's in for more losses than what he has invested in Twitter.


(32,956 posts)
11. GM's share price
Sat Nov 26, 2022, 12:35 PM
Nov 2022

is about 7x earnings, usual for a large manufacturer.
Tesla's is 1600x earnings. The amount of growth needed to justify that is near impossible, especially as the EV market becomes more competitive.
The stock price is based on gambling about the stock price, not the growth of the company.

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