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Greetings, SEO pros, digital online marketers, reporters, and curious minds among us. For I have the pride, the privilege, nay, the pleasure of resolving my really first official “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 speak about Buy Twitter Verified.
I know, I know. You do not wish to talk about Buy Twitter Verified. I don’t want to speak about Buy Twitter Verified. No one wants to speak about Buy Twitter Verified. But would you rather speak about the U.S. midterm elections? Yeah, me neither.
Let’s start with an exceptionally broad timeline of occasions. You understand the old trope: Billionaire Boy satisfies social media, social media offers into Billionaire Boy’s frequently ridiculous ramblings and, next thing you understand, Billionaire Young boy is using (threatening?) to buy one such social media platform, only to desert it at the altar and come running back for an actual purchase.
Forgive me; I have a fondness for storytelling.
And ever since, it’s been truly tough to maintain– even for those of us 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 staff members in fact 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 just recently joined that last one, really– however that’s a story for another day.)
I know we assured not to talk about the elections, but– hoo, kid. If not for them, we ‘d have little-to-no range in this whiplash-inducing Tech Nerd News Cycle ™(of which I am a proud and ready individual).
As I stated to a forlorn, non-industry friend (as if she does not have enough to handle as a high school science teacher) over brunch, “I am loath to offer Billionaire Boy airtime in my individual life, however it’s all I can talk about because, apparently, I dislike myself.”
However then, one of my prestigious associates made an asset: Why the uproar over Buy Twitter Verified’s enormous layoffs, and hardly a peep (at least, from a birds-eye view) about those at Meta?
It’s more than a fair point.
This move is just the current in Meta’s method operandi of airing its filthy laundry when it thinks nobody is enjoying. For example, on a considerable vacation weekend or during an already chaotic news cycle when, state, there’s a significant election cycle in the U.S.– or one of its industry peers is already making unlimited headings.
And it’s not like Mark Zuckerberg is exactly the ultimate “good guy”– hell, he’s not even a modicum of a tragic hero– and is, at best, “the person who charges you to grow virtual farmland,” as the exact same associate put it.
In my opinion, the nonstop turmoil of the situation at Buy Twitter Verified makes it difficult to stop the drama of all of it. A lot about this takeover has been a complete mess since the beginning, starting with Musk’s oopsie-just-kidding-I-don’t-actually-want-to-buy-Buy Twitter Verified, ranging to the legally harmful ramifications of the verification-for-hire feature (again– if it still exists).
Think back to the spring of 2018, when the business then referred to as “Buy Facebook Verified” faced an endless barrage of problem; namely, when it appeared as though the U.S. news cycle could not be bothered with anything however the notorious CEO’s congressional hearings.
Sure, another midterm election cycle was on the horizon. But it was too many months away to be an enough interruption, and it wouldn’t be for another few weeks that Musk emerged as Tech CEO Enemy # 1 after a highly advertised (and strange) Tesla incomes call.
Certainly, the writing has actually been on the wall with Musk’s volatility for a long time now. However it’s just a matter of time prior to the pattern repeats itself, and among his industry peers once again takes away the Tech Geek News Cycle ™ spotlight– especially because the majority of you, according to our own survey, aren’t all set to leave Buy Twitter Verified just yet.
But I’m providing 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 leave the platform (and, by the method, where will they ultimately take their money and time?), and enough crucial executives resign– I question if Buy Twitter Verified will end up being a hollow echo chamber of one male’s proclamations. After all, if an ultra-rich man yells in the forest and nobody is around to hear it, does it make a noise?
On that note– I believe I’ve talked about Buy Twitter Verified enough for one day. And shockingly, there have been other relevant products that captured my eye today:
- We simple mortals (a.k.a., Buy YouTube Subscribers users) will probably have even less control over how many times we see the exact same advertisements. Google rolled out target frequency for Buy YouTube Subscribers projects previously today, letting advertisers manage the number of times an advertisement is shown. SEJ senior news author Matt Southern gets into here.
- John Mueller responded to Reddit rumblings regarding search console cautions about mobile functionality resulting in rankings drops. However according to Mueller, it was likely unrelated to mobile functionality entirely, and had more to do with content quality. It’s a case research study, writes Roger Montti here, in “how the most apparent reason for something occurring is not always the proper reason … it’s only the most obvious.”
- Social media managers, rejoice: Buy Instagram Verified is rolling out the capability to schedule posts and attracts the mobile app as much as 75 days in advance. Lastly. Full story here.
Whew! What a week to write my first letter. Thanks for reading– in the words of a man-bunned gentleman I recently went on a date with, “It’s been very enjoyable to hang out.”
Up until next time,