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 Post subject: Re: Twitter
PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2022 22:24 
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Presumably as you are registered on an individual instance, there’s a risk if that closing and you losing your identity?


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 Post subject: Re: Twitter
PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2022 16:08 
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Isn't that lovely?

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I know I've found it odd that weird company's promote days old tweets about games of football that have already happened.

By WTF is the Home Office promoting a tweet about that Talk Sport released before England played the USA a week ago?

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 Post subject: Re: Twitter
PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2023 15:53 
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I don't use twitter much, but I have noticed in the last few days the Promoted Tweets in my timeline have been proper crazy. Strange conspiracy theory gibberish, pictures of cats with Korean captions, and a whole load of shitty "business" tweets that read like LinkedIn spam. Very few actual adverts for real companies.


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 Post subject: Re: Twitter
PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2023 17:39 
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Yeah, me too. I thought it was because I'm so assiduous at muting ads, so it's all that's left, but there are a lot of them. Maybe it's cheaper for people to advertise, so individuals are? Whatever the reason, it's a pile of nothingness.


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 Post subject: Re: Twitter
PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2023 19:08 
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I'm the same. I still mute and block every ad I see and will continue to do so.

This does mean I see some really weird ads on there.


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 Post subject: Re: Twitter
PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2023 19:21 
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I’ve seen people everywhere saying this. Isn’t it jjst that most reputable advertisers have left the platform so that’s all that’s left? I have no source for this but it had been my assumption.

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 Post subject: Re: Twitter
PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2023 19:40 
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Yeah, I'd assumed it was something like that! However, it does seem like the quality of the ads I'm seeing has really dropped off a cliff in the last week. If this is the best that Twitter can come up with to show me, they really are in trouble.


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 Post subject: Re: Twitter
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2023 15:44 
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Huh, it's gone a bit different now - I'm not seeing ANY ads on the web interface. Maybe even A&D Funny Memes don't think I'm worth advertising to.


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 Post subject: Re: Twitter
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2023 12:48 
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They even got the three dots (even if the formatting is a little off)

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 Post subject: Re: Twitter
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2023 15:15 
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Fuck yeah

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 Post subject: Re: Twitter
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2023 8:51 
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Isn't that lovely?

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https://twitter.com/tkbeynon/status/1656633775697141767



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 Post subject: Re: Twitter
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2023 8:51 
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Isn't that lovely?

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I thought that was very accurate

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 Post subject: Re: Twitter
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2023 10:20 
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Pretty much nailed it


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 Post subject: Re: Twitter
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2023 12:19 
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I'd love to be able to film stuff like this at the drop of a hat but I don't live near a nice railway, a nice forest, have good weather or the inclination to do it.

Pretty much stuffed really.


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 Post subject: Re: Twitter
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2023 17:09 
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It's excellent but I have to object that You Are My Sunshine is absolutely not a nursery rhyme

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