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(The Verge)   Apple fires App Store warning shots over Twitter's deteriorating content moderation. Lord Elmo defiant, for now   (theverge.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, App Store, iOS App Store, Elon Musk, Apple Inc., Twitter account, November 15th interview, Twitter, Apple's App Store fee  
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1036 clicks; posted to Business » on 28 Nov 2022 at 6:50 PM (9 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-11-28 5:17:20 PM  
"Elon says"
 
2022-11-28 5:21:07 PM  
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2022-11-28 5:51:14 PM  

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I'm surprised he's not cranking out book after book about Elom Nusk getting pounded in the butt by %This hour's stupid decision%.

/Maybe he is and I just haven't checked.
 
2022-11-28 6:00:13 PM  
He has filed a formal complaint on His Personal Blog.

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And awaits a satisfactory reply.
 
2022-11-28 6:05:03 PM  
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2022-11-28 6:08:03 PM  
Apple has also threatened to withhold Twitter from its App Store, but won't tell us why

I have an idea.
 
2022-11-28 6:33:13 PM  

Mugato: Apple has also threatened to withhold Twitter from its App Store, but won't tell us why

I have an idea.


Apple: We are discussing removing your app because you are a terrible person and you are the root cause of every single woe and issue befalling your dumbass decision to purchase this social media site. You stoke hate and allow toxicity to infest the platform you bought, meaning you are personally responsible for this. You stupidly think polls, on the platform you claimed had millions of bots, are valid, and therefore allow trash and no advertiser wants to be on that and we don't want to be a party to allowing access. In summary: IT'S YOU!

Elon:
...I DON'T KNOW WHY THEY DON'T LIKE ME!!!!
 
2022-11-28 6:43:24 PM  
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2022-11-28 6:57:00 PM  
It must be a cold day in hell when I am siding with Apple in anything.

Ol' Musky is just a horrible shiat human being and I am glad he's showing that he is a failure it helps to remind people that he didn't start Texla or PayPal and bought his way in and made them call him a "founder".
 
2022-11-28 6:57:52 PM  
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2022-11-28 7:03:20 PM  
I hope Apple reduces their app tax percentage, then bans the Twitter app at the same time.
 
2022-11-28 7:03:27 PM  
over content like racial slurs and the hashtag #boobs.

What is this #boobs? I must know more.
 
2022-11-28 7:06:02 PM  
"Let's bomb the US Pacific Fleet. What's the worst that could happen?"
 
2022-11-28 7:06:12 PM  
So what?  Who is just now deciding to join Twitter?
 
2022-11-28 7:06:38 PM  

dyhchong: over content like racial slurs and the hashtag #boobs.

What is this #boobs? I must know more.


Have to register to view age restricted content, not worth it, Bing is always there for you.
 
2022-11-28 7:09:09 PM  
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2022-11-28 7:13:50 PM  
Elon also said we'd have robo taxis by the end of 2020
 
2022-11-28 7:27:11 PM  
Elmo doesn't understand any business move that doesn't involve posting internet memes.
 
2022-11-28 7:34:54 PM  

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Why won't Elon respond to my requests as to why he refuses to advertise on the open tattoo space adjacent to my butthole? He clearly is attacking American values and free speech.
 
2022-11-28 7:42:21 PM  
This dude has the business acumen of Trump.
 
2022-11-28 7:44:58 PM  

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*AHEM*

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2022-11-28 8:04:50 PM  

skinink: I hope Apple reduces their app tax percentage, then bans the Twitter app at the same time.


I disagree they should raise it and ban all social media.
 
2022-11-28 8:06:17 PM  

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I'm surprised he's not cranking out book after book about Elom Nusk getting pounded in the butt by %This hour's stupid decision%.

/Maybe he is and I just haven't checked.


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2022-11-28 8:15:28 PM  

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Just because Elmo didn't know Apple took a cut of app proceeds doesn't mean it is "secret."

Though I suppose if he has awareness, he wouldn't be Elmo.
 
2022-11-28 8:20:48 PM  

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Just wait until he finds out about the "secret tax" called "markup" that all retailers put on the products they sell in their stores. If you want a place on Walmart's shelves, you have to pay them their vig, so there's no reason Apple should be forced to be a charity.

The thing that Apple brings to the table to earn 30% for someone like Twitter is vastly reducing friction to purchase a subscription service like he is offering. You can sign up via Apple Pay with one click, plus it is also really easy to unsubscribe through Apple rather than having to deal with a Byzantine customer service system that the provider may have when you want to unsubscribe. Another advantage is that my actual credit card number isn't sent via Apple Pay so I have protection against data breaches (which Twitter has had).

If Elon decided to bypass Apple on Twitter Blue subscriptions I think the reduced subscription revenue would be way more than the "Apple tax" he's complaining about. There's a lot of people who just bail on signing up for a subscription the moment they have to fish a credit card out of their wallet instead of using a friction-feee system like Apple Pay.
 
2022-11-28 8:22:17 PM  

Glorious Golden Ass: So what?  Who is just now deciding to join Twitter?


Thousand of new bots
 
2022-11-28 8:46:31 PM  
Maybe apple and Google can force wipe Twitter from all phones.
 
2022-11-28 8:51:41 PM  
Are people incapable of using Safari?  I truly do not understand the different-app-for-every-website thing.
 
2022-11-28 8:57:21 PM  

DarnoKonrad: "Elon says"


".... Love my Good 'N' Plenty!...."
 
2022-11-28 9:00:01 PM  

OptionC: Are people incapable of using Safari?  I truly do not understand the different-app-for-every-website thing.


Apps are typically easier. If an app isn't easier than using mobile safari, it won't survive. Hell if it weren't for the Fark app, I'd rarely be on here.
 
2022-11-28 9:04:09 PM  
Enron has been trying to stick his dick into a light socket all over the Twitter property for weeks now. Finally got to one before his simps could stop him.
 
2022-11-28 9:13:34 PM  

scottydoesntknow: OptionC: Are people incapable of using Safari?  I truly do not understand the different-app-for-every-website thing.

Apps are typically easier. If an app isn't easier than using mobile safari, it won't survive. Hell if it weren't for the Fark app, I'd rarely be on here.


Fark has an app?  You're better than I thought...
 
2022-11-28 9:25:08 PM  

OptionC: Are people incapable of using Safari?  I truly do not understand the different-app-for-every-website thing.


I'm with you here, no way these crapps go on my phone.  It's the browser or the highway.
 
2022-11-28 9:27:02 PM  

Delawhat: Elmo doesn't understand any business move that doesn't involve posting internet memes.


He doesn't understand any business move that doesn't involve government subsidies. Checks notes ... Twitter being subsidized by Saudi Arabia? Alright. Checks out.
 
2022-11-28 9:31:55 PM  
Come on Elon. We know you're proudly standing your ground. Apple (and Google and Amazon) are embedded in everyone's life with power and leverage you only dream about. These are not the people you should actively make your enemies.
 
2022-11-28 9:31:56 PM  
When was this ever secret?

Weirdest damn victim complex.
 
2022-11-28 9:32:33 PM  
What I'm curious about is why the other big players don't start their own Twitter. The code isn't some proprietary secret, and you could integrate it into a lot of existing ecosystems. Offer an ad-free service with verification options and some basic content moderation if you do a subscription. And if you really wanted to be spicy, pre-emptively ban Elon from using it.
 
2022-11-28 9:44:34 PM  

Axeofjudgement: When was this ever secret?

Weirdest damn victim complex.


It's a secret because Elon has never had to collect revenue on an app before and he's never had to concern himself with the day to day money stuff applied to the plebian class. He's completed disconnected.

The macroeconomics of the service industry microtransactions just wouldn't have been a thing that he will have ever had to think about. He sells a $70,000 car with a free app. Or he sells a billion dollar rocket.

If he buys an app on his phone, he just presses the button and probably doesn't even look at the price.
 
2022-11-28 9:46:05 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: What I'm curious about is why the other big players don't start their own Twitter. The code isn't some proprietary secret, and you could integrate it into a lot of existing ecosystems. Offer an ad-free service with verification options and some basic content moderation if you do a subscription. And if you really wanted to be spicy, pre-emptively ban Elon from using it.


It's been a month since Elon closed on Twitter, and only about that long since it became obvious he was determined to slam it into the ground. It's possible, even probable, that the other big players are scrambling to snap up ex-twitter employees and launch their own versions but are being quiet about it.
 
2022-11-28 9:46:52 PM  
And now Tim Cook's schlong is smacking him right in the cheek because there's a whole monetary world he just didn't know existed and he's suddenly subject to it and he is not happy about being subject to the control of middlemen.
 
2022-11-28 9:50:12 PM  
It would take over 52 million people signing up for Twitter Blue ($8/month x 12) to match the $5 billion in ad revenue earned by Twitter in 2021. That's not taking into account a 30% app store cut.

Hulu has fewer subscribers than that, and charges the same with ads. Whomever's been giving Elmo advice is really bad at math.
 
2022-11-28 9:54:16 PM  

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Just because Elmo didn't know Apple took a cut of app proceeds doesn't mean it is "secret."

Though I suppose if he has awareness, he wouldn't be Elmo.


Yeah, geez... what is Elmo, like 100?  Old enough to miss the Fortnite/Apple fight over the 30% approximately one pandemic eternity ago.

Or maybe it only feels like an eternity because of L. Ron Musk's bizarre efforts to make it worse by flogging his minions back into the factories?
 
2022-11-28 9:55:39 PM  
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2022-11-28 9:56:19 PM  

scottydoesntknow: OptionC: Are people incapable of using Safari?  I truly do not understand the different-app-for-every-website thing.

Apps are typically easier. If an app isn't easier than using mobile safari, it won't survive. Hell if it weren't for the Fark app, I'd rarely be on here.


The... fark... app?
 
2022-11-28 9:56:25 PM  
If Musk's statement is accurate...

Then that would be a goddam first.

But I guess headlines like "Noted liar and attention seeker makes completely unsupported claims to get attention" don't get the clicks.
 
2022-11-28 9:57:50 PM  

raygundan: scottydoesntknow: OptionC: Are people incapable of using Safari?  I truly do not understand the different-app-for-every-website thing.

Apps are typically easier. If an app isn't easier than using mobile safari, it won't survive. Hell if it weren't for the Fark app, I'd rarely be on here.

The... fark... app?


FarkTV+
 
2022-11-28 9:57:52 PM  

OptionC: Are people incapable of using Safari?  I truly do not understand the different-app-for-every-website thing.


Then why would you use safari?
 
2022-11-28 9:58:58 PM  

raygundan: scottydoesntknow: OptionC: Are people incapable of using Safari?  I truly do not understand the different-app-for-every-website thing.

Apps are typically easier. If an app isn't easier than using mobile safari, it won't survive. Hell if it weren't for the Fark app, I'd rarely be on here.

The... fark... app?


It's where the cool Farkers hang out
 
2022-11-28 9:59:31 PM  

chitownmike: OptionC: Are people incapable of using Safari?  I truly do not understand the different-app-for-every-website thing.

Then why would you use safari?


...What?
 
2022-11-28 10:19:26 PM  

chitownmike: OptionC: Are people incapable of using Safari?  I truly do not understand the different-app-for-every-website thing.

Then why would you use safari?


First day on the internet?
 
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