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Comes down to what I've said before: EM doesn't use Twitter the way most people do, and lives in too solipsistic a world to be interesting in finding out. He owns Twitter, but he's not part of it. He understands it as well as Rupert Murdoch has ever understood the Internet.

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Ah, but he's not "most people" ("the rich are different from you and me"? "they have more money" - but that is enough to be different in many ways!). Of course he isn't interested in exploring average use, he wants to maximize profitable use. That's notoriously not the same thing. But he really seems to be flailing with business strategy. I think he's just out of his domain of expertise in terms of what type of business he is skilled at running (and make no mistake, he's quite smart at that, which is extremely different from being a nice person). I suspect there's also a missing piece somewhere in terms of understanding his strategy, involving the other investors.

Charles: Typo - for "I’m there too" you link to "https://newsie.social/charlesarthur" where you wanted https://newsie.social/@charlesarthur (so the link goes to an error page!)

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Feb 9, 2023·edited Feb 9, 2023

Well, I think my point was he'd have understood the business better if he'd ever been a normal Twitter user. Bezos hasn't ruined the Washington Post - he was an ordinary reader, and as its owner he had the sense to let them get on with it without interfering too much. (Raises an interesting idea: Bezos has the Post, Musk has Twitter; what media should Zuck, Cook, and Pichai buy to compete?)

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