For the leagues of charmed deviants, (or is it legions of loveable degenerates?), the mainstream offerings of reality-based content (contrived) and proxies of multi-hookup dating pods conjuring primal Spring instincts for notoriety, do not pique the interest of those jaded by trending modernity.
The more warped and unrefined palates, are inclined towards processing the boomeranging antics that furnish mirrors for a series of mistakes crafted by the tech industry in this universe, a parallel timeline, or in the inescapable void of eternal purgatory. With technocratic magnates of Elon Musk and Jack Dorsey sparring over collective pocket change billions with the fervor and savageness of a public school board meeting turning into a suburban brawl over transgender mathematics and speaking privileges. the future of Twitter is at stake. And the audience watches in a captivating slow motion, while repressing boisterous laughter, as the forty-something male parent trailed by a manbun and dressed in a “Feel the Bern” tee-shirt highlighted by an Avenger’s mask, bounds to the podium to confront the board member advocating for common-sense and reason.
Similar to the pending hijinks at Twitter, interested viewers already know what’s going to happen with the world’s second largest social medium conglomerate, as the Musk, Dorsey, and the corporate organ of leadership will all stumble over each other in tweaking the product to be more restrictive, dizzyingly sloppy in the handling of personal data, and the bulging “terms and conditions” swelling to a level of self-righteousness of the collective cast of “The View” enjoying a scathing cup of coffee on a Saturday morning. Who needs aesthetics, as politically correct policy deems that substance is beautiful and captivating in the eye of the beholder. Insufferably, PC culture allows for programming such as “The Bachelor”, even the hive mind fails to grasp the nuances of reproduction in believing that substance can actually procreate. A recent tweet confirms the urban myth that character trains are capable of producing offspring, and the viral nature of the post only fits the narrative of Western population numbers rapidly diminishing.
As social networking has effectively been out of control since its inception on the inconspicuous IT department servers of college campuses, Musk has publicly stated that his apparent leadership can solve a fundamental and subset of previously unsolvable issues. This detachment from reality, is only supported by Dorsey’s failure to answer questions in confirming the corporation’s board during his tenure was on a constant state of chaos, which led to a dysfunctional environment in the entity failing to address crucial problems, and alter the trajectory of Twitter that was and is cratering to the demands of one political side of the ledger through an overriding bias of employees spearheading a specific agenda. The fact that the company brands itself as a sanctuary for free speech only heightens the frustration of accounts holders who endure the wrath of human, bot and algorithm aggressive moderation campaigns. It is this juncture where Dorsey and Musk spar.
With the midterm elections now less than seven months away, and the desperation and hysteria already reaching a formidable crescendo of nonsense, the race is on for radicals to arm the domain with disruptive components. As social media activism is based on the group think mentality of making it appear to an individual that they are alone and ostracized because of their ideology, the end-user experience can seem unbearable and daunting, with a single tweet being ambushed by an army of conjured puppets that typically originate from a bot farm. On a fascinating layer of the electronic onion, the majority of public figures, politicians, businesses and rogue governments pay large sums to social networking experts in driving opinion, marketing, or simply attacking an individual, a political perspective or a product. Often times, the dissident contractor is working both sides at once which provides a cash mountain to the antithesis of a vigilante, and erases any remaining credibility from a technology designed to engage, yet coded to exploit.
While the Chinese empire of TickTok has transfixed and coerced global smartphone consumers to casually forfeit data to Beijing in exchange for the temporary release of endorphins, the aging construct of Twitter, well past the novel stages of blind immersion, is now subject to the scrutiny of the public for the ineffectual performance of the board. In facing a mountain-sized volume of criticism, does the legacy of Dorsey completely sellout to the Tesla lynchpin in gaining an exclusive and staggering public relations resource, or does the digital community accept the fate of a lingering and gradual descent towards the obsolete? It only helps that Musk is quite adept in securing government subsidies to fund a a languishing empire.
As beauty is in the eye of the beholder and the subjective reigns in a world that pawns itself as a precipice of truth, the dueling affair between the moguls should be evaluated with an air of discretion. However, within the contemporary world of polite malfeasance, the thieves are always thick, and the future precarious.
When legal funds exist in abundance, society doesn’t stand a chance.