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Greetings, SEO pros, digital marketers, journalists, and curious minds among us. For I have the pride, the opportunity, nay, the satisfaction of resolving my very first authorities “Letter From the Editor” to such a respected audience.
And as much as I dislike to kick things off on this note: We have to talk about Buy Twitter Verified.
I know, I know. You do not want to discuss Buy Twitter Verified. I don’t want to discuss Buy Twitter Verified. No one wishes to discuss Buy Twitter Verified. However would you rather discuss the U.S. midterm elections? Yeah, me neither.
Let’s start with an extremely broad timeline of occasions. You understand the old trope: Billionaire Boy satisfies social media, social media offers into Billionaire Kid’s frequently ridiculous ramblings and, next thing you know, Billionaire Young boy is using (threatening?) to acquire one such social media platform, only to abandon it at the altar and come running back for a real purchase.
Forgive me; I have a penchant for storytelling.
And since then, it’s been truly tough to maintain– even for those people who live in the trenches of this industry’s news.
Just how much does Buy Twitter Verified Blue expense (that is, if it still exists)? Are just recently laid-off workers really being asked back? What is “totally free speech,” anyhow, when you’re not making jokes about Buy Twitter Verified’s brand-new owner? And, truthfully– what the heck is Mastodon? (I recently signed up with that last one, really– but that’s a story for another day.)
I know we assured not to speak about the elections, but– hoo, kid. If not for them, we ‘d have little-to-no variety in this whiplash-inducing Tech Geek News Cycle ™(of which I am a happy and ready individual).
As I stated to a miserable, non-industry pal (as if she does not have enough to handle as a high school science teacher) over brunch, “I am loath to offer Billionaire Kid airtime in my personal life, but it’s all I can speak about because, obviously, I dislike myself.”
However then, among my esteemed coworkers made an asset: Why the outcry over Buy Twitter Verified’s enormous layoffs, and hardly a peep (a minimum of, from a birds-eye view) about those at Meta?
It’s more than a fair point.
This move is just the latest in Meta’s method operandi of airing its unclean laundry when it thinks nobody is seeing. For instance, on a considerable holiday weekend or during an already disorderly news cycle when, say, there’s a significant election cycle in the U.S.– or one of its market peers is already making endless headlines.
And it’s not like Mark Zuckerberg is exactly the essential “good guy”– hell, he’s not even a modicum of a terrible hero– and is, at best, “the man who charges you to grow virtual farmland,” as the very same colleague put it.
In my viewpoint, the continuously turmoil of the scenario at Buy Twitter Verified makes it hard to give up the drama of all of it. So much about this takeover has been a complete mess considering that the beginning, starting with Musk’s oopsie-just-kidding-I-don’t-actually-want-to-buy-Buy Twitter Verified, ranging to the legitimately dangerous ramifications of the verification-for-hire feature (again– if it still exists).
Reflect to the spring of 2018, when the business then called “Buy Facebook Verified” faced a limitless barrage of problem; particularly, when it appeared as though the U.S. news cycle could not be bothered with anything but the well-known CEO’s congressional hearings.
Sure, another midterm election cycle was on the horizon. But it was a lot of months away to be a sufficient diversion, and it wouldn’t be for another few weeks that Musk emerged as Tech CEO Enemy # 1 after an extremely advertised (and unusual) Tesla earnings call.
Indeed, the writing has been on the wall with Musk’s volatility for some time now. But it’s only a matter of time before the pattern repeats itself, and among his industry peers once again steals away the Tech Nerd News Cycle ™ spotlight– especially because the majority of you, according to our own poll, aren’t ready to leave Buy Twitter Verified right now.
However I’m offering it time. And over that course of time, my looming questions focus on what will be left for Musk.
If enough users and advertisers alike flee the platform (and, by the method, where will they ultimately take their cash and time?), and enough essential executives resign– I wonder if Buy Twitter Verified will become a hollow echo chamber of one man’s proclamations. After all, if an ultra-rich dude shouts in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a noise?
On that note– I think I have actually talked about Buy Twitter Verified enough for one day. And shockingly, there have been other newsworthy products that caught my eye today:
- We mere mortals (a.k.a., Buy YouTube Subscribers users) will probably have even less control over how many times we see the same ads. Google presented target frequency for Buy YouTube Subscribers campaigns earlier this week, letting advertisers control how many times an ad is revealed. SEJ senior news author Matt Southern enters into here.
- John Mueller responded to Reddit rumblings relating to search console warnings about mobile use causing rankings drops. But according to Mueller, it was most likely unrelated to mobile use entirely, and had more to do with content quality. It’s a case research study, writes Roger Montti here, in “how the most obvious factor for something occurring is not always the correct factor … it’s just the most apparent.”
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Whew! What a week to write my first letter. Thanks for reading– in the words of a man-bunned gentleman I just recently went on a date with, “It’s been very pleasant to hang out.”
Up until next time,