submitted 8 months ago by Frostwolf to c/technology

It's not just lemmy that's benefiting from Elon Musk.

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[-] [email protected] 21 points 8 months ago

hundreds of millions lost a trusted, dependable direct link to governments, public figures, and other notable people.

It should not have been trusted and pervasive to such an extent. If anything, better to cut the dependency now than later.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 8 months ago

That’s a fair argument, and to an extent I agree. That said, I don’t think firebombing something hundreds of millions depend on is not the ideal solution, and it could have been handled differently, like by adding contingencies, for example. Or working in some form of transition period.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 8 months ago

In an ideal world, yes. But face it, you, I, and my aunt's puppy knows that'd never happen. Get every govt agency in the world to cooperate? Yeah right. This might have been one of the best ways we could realistically have ended it.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 8 months ago

I disagree. Nationalizing Twitter is definitely idealistic thinking, but adding some small contingencies to the deal definitely is not, and is actually pretty standard in large mergers, to maintain stability.

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