• Gorroth@lemmy.world
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    1 year ago

    ChatGPT kindly summarized it:

    Elon Musk is challenging conventional business practices with a unique strategy for his tech ventures. Mark Zuckerberg, inspired by Musk’s tactics, created Threads, a potential rival to Twitter. However, Threads’ user experience is disappointing, as it lacks control over followers and displays a non-chronological timeline. Despite its flaws, Threads may succeed due to its appeal to brands and the AdTech industry for data collection and marketing purposes. While not user-friendly, it could still become profitable through data scraping and advertising.

      • Boz (he/him)@lemmy.one
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        1 year ago

        And in my opinion, the ChatGPT summary is a pretty good condensation of those 500 words. There are some things that are said more than once, and some details that are interesting, but not crucial for having a discussion about the topic, particularly with a focus on privacy.

        Sure, 500 words isn’t a big ask, but I think when 500 words really conveys 300 words worth of content, and easily boils down to more like 100, it is reasonable to choose to read 100. I enjoyed reading 500, but that doesn’t mean everyone should.

        [/I took a lot more words than necessary, lol, it’s because I am a degenerate]

    • Little1Lost@feddit.de
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      1 year ago

      i would say, yes, that is a good summary about the topic WITHOUT why the stuff turns out that way. For people wanting the “why” too i suggest reading the article

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      1 year ago

      Nope , will not go on threads. Stick on my mastodon instance blocking all Facebook domains.

    • mark@programming.dev
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      1 year ago

      Elon Musk is challenging conventional business practices with a unique strategy for his tech ventures

      Lol. What exactly is he doing differently from what every other greedy corporate shareholder of any large tech monopoly has done?

      Make promises he cant keep? He said he would open source Twitter code and he’s done exact opposite.

      Try to extort money out of users for basic features? Making people pay for Twitter blue to DM.

      Prevent developers from making third party apps by forcing absurd rate limits?

      Sounds just like any other money-hungry big tech CEO to me. 🤷‍♂️

      • Freddy@lemmy.oneOPM
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        1 year ago

        From the first two paragraphs of the article:

        Silicon Valley could well be built on the principle of scrapping principles. Now Elon Musk, perhaps the ultimate tech bro, is shredding another well-regarded convention with an original business strategy.

        Generally, in business, it is sensible to provide your customers with what they want. With Twitter, the meme-makers’ favourite billionaire is doing the opposite. The cyber-trucker is trying his best to cull his customer base. Instead of finding gaps in the market, Musk is helping to create them.