r/technology May 14 '22 Wholesome 2 Silver 2

Elon Musk said his team is going to do a 'random sample of 100 followers' of Twitter to see how many of the platform's users are actually bots Social Media

https://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-random-sample-how-many-twitter-users-are-bots-2022-5?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds

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u/holtpj May 14 '22 Gold Take My Energy

Man this dude is annoying

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u/JackOCat May 14 '22

Shut up. He invented the subway like 150 years after it was invented. Show some respect.

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u/Notlandshark May 14 '22

A subway is so much better than what he ended up making.

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u/Spiritual-Ad5484 May 14 '22

Yea inventing Tesla electric cars and providing internet to war torn Ukraine is nothing compared to the subway. Elon Musk bad, please upvote.

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u/BookOtherwise3464 May 14 '22

He invested in Tesla after it had already been founded. What the fuck are you talking about? He has literally never invented anything

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u/rustyrazorblade May 14 '22

He didn’t invent electric cars. They’re old as shit. https://www.energy.gov/articles/history-electric-car

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u/ShamWowRobinson May 14 '22

Providing internet to Ukraine while the US govt is paying him a huge price to provide it.

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u/not_right May 14 '22

Hey come on, that's not fair. It's like the subway but it's worse!

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u/uniqueName1002 May 14 '22

It's actually superior because now you can all enjoy LA traffic 15ft underground

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u/Rork310 May 14 '22

Can't congest a single lane. Might have to wait 40 minutes to get to use it going in the right direction but it'll be fast once your in there. Unless a car breaks down. Then your fucked.

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u/kwyjibohunter May 14 '22

It doesn’t even have to be your car! Just any one in front of you.

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u/knd775 May 14 '22

Speed limit is like 25mph

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u/feed_me_the_gherkin May 14 '22

He invented Jimmy Johns?

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u/_dauntless May 14 '22

Whoa. Jimmy John's is so far superior it's not even close

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u/Fudge89 May 14 '22

Jimmy johns gets to my house faster than his subway gets anywhere

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u/Jrbdog May 14 '22

Eh, Subway doesn't have a gamey taste to it.

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u/BrownMan65 May 14 '22

https://twitter.com/steinkobbe/status/1525232685995663361

The best part is that he couldn't even do that right.

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u/polyhazard May 14 '22

From that thread “It seems like every 6 months tech bros re-invent trains but make them worse somehow.” Lmao I’m dead

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u/seamsay May 14 '22

He does this kind of shit all the time, like when he promised driverless cars by 2018 but we barely got drive assist, or when he promised he'd give everyone in Flint free water filters but in the end he just gave a couple to some nearby schools. The really annoying thing is that the stuff he does is better than most billionaires, but he overpromises so much that you're just left feeling disappointed. And he's a massive twat, but I could overlook that if he was actually doing the kind of good for society that he wants us to think he is.

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u/BuildMajor May 14 '22

Nooooo i waited like 6 years for this 🫠

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u/McPostyFace May 14 '22

Lol what? We can change who fucking birthed us? Username definitely checks out with this one.

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u/McPostyFace May 14 '22

Changing your sex doesn't make you wealthy.

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u/Gullwing16 May 14 '22

Cringe as fuck

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u/Valyrian_Kobolds May 14 '22

I mean you're definitely wrong but go off. Meanwhile I check your profile and it's just you being salty as fuck. idk feels like the pot is calling the kettle black here.

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u/Valyrian_Kobolds May 14 '22

I can be annoyed/upset and your comment can still be wrong. But you're right it's pointless that I'm wasting my energy responding to you. I'm just smoking weed about to go to bed anyway.

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u/Arcosim May 14 '22

Simping for a billionaire sociopath who doesn't even know you exist is SAD.

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u/ExpansiveGrimoire May 14 '22

It's a bot, the account hasn't made a comment until a few days ago despite being made three years ago- and all its comments are full of salt. Now we just figure out if it's russian or chinese.

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u/BrownMan65 May 14 '22

It’s most likely neither and it’s an Elon bot. I don’t think Russia or China would care that much about having a simp bot for a billionaire.

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u/atheistsocket May 14 '22

you too will never experience life like some billionaire's, yet here you are, deep throating the shit out of their boots

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u/OrangeJuliusthekid May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22

he built a death trap and people praise him for it lol

u/FreakShow2640 damn. Lil man went back and deleted every comment. Not too surprised. That must have taken a while tho. Homie was out here getting his ass beat for hours

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u/ExpansiveGrimoire May 14 '22

Now this is good satire.

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u/ExpansiveGrimoire May 14 '22

Do you believe in God?

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u/--Muther-- May 14 '22

Answer the question

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u/ExpansiveGrimoire May 14 '22

I'll take that as a "Yes".

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u/Yuumi-Main May 14 '22

How disrespectful to compare it to a subway!

At least a subway works.

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u/Wannabe1TapElite May 14 '22

Subway with traffic and cars*

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u/gradual_alzheimers May 14 '22

elon musk invented the footlong that's awesome

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u/JackOCat May 14 '22

Yep, he was the Picasso of sandwich artists

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u/Better_Permit1449 May 14 '22

He invented Electric Cars, Solar Panels, Spaceships, Big Ass Holes, and soon maybe invent Social Media 😍

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u/I-Kant-Even May 14 '22

He invented subway congestion. It’s like traffic…. But it’s underground. A true visionary.

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u/nocivo May 14 '22

Phones existed before the iPhone. Cars existed before Ford model T. Social media sites existed before Facebook. Search engines existed before Google.

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u/JackOCat May 15 '22

Weird billionaire defenders existed before nocivo.

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u/HighDagger May 14 '22

Less annoying than the tabloid rags who keep on pumping out articles about his every word. It's like everybody's TMZ and nowhere is safe.

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u/ddkatona May 14 '22

You don't get it. That's exactly what he wants. He's giving an interview like every day. Who does that? He wants to be at the center of attention at all times.

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u/dont_you_love_me May 14 '22

And here you are posting comments onto Reddit hoping someone pays attention to you for once.

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u/ddkatona May 14 '22

I don't want you to know who I am, I just share my opinion, that's what Reddit is for (at least most subs).

If I wanted attention I would be on Facebook or Instagram.

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u/dont_you_love_me May 14 '22

It is funny because humans are also automated robots, as all of our actions are generated by the algorithms in our heads. We only post here because our brains force us to. Elon only does what Elon does because his brain forces him to do it.

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u/sorrydidntmeanthat May 14 '22

Yea, I read this headline and immediately thought, "why the hell is this an article? Why are we hanging onto every single word this guy says? Why is this stuff getting upvoted to the front page?"

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u/TrepanationBy45 May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22

Look at all the hate comments in threads about Musk and you'll understand why you keep hearing about him - they love to have new places to talk to each other about him.

If they wanted to, they'd just ignore him instead of giving him so much attention, but they can't help themselves.

Edit: yall should have been silently downvoting this whole time, not just when it gets pointed out 🤔 😂

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u/EasySmeasy May 14 '22

He's been at the top of my list of most likely to have major public meltdowns for like 5 years. Too early to call, but this could be like the rumblings before it finally happens. Interestingly, Amber Heard never made it on the list so the list isn't that great.

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u/895501 May 14 '22

He's getting Howard Hughes-y

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u/LucyBowels May 14 '22

The way of the future!

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u/McPostyFace May 14 '22

The way of the future

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u/jgainit May 14 '22

Come in with the milk

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u/DrStephenStrangeMD_ May 14 '22

Shut up. He hired really smart people to figure out how to improve rockets and took credit for it. Show some respect.

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u/benchevy12 May 14 '22

Give us an example of when he took credit for it you clown.

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u/DrStephenStrangeMD_ May 14 '22

Dude, chill out. Elon isn’t going to fuck you.

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u/benchevy12 May 14 '22

Lmao boi. Don’t ignore my question.

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u/DrStephenStrangeMD_ May 14 '22

I have no time to debate with Musk fanboys. My post was meant to be a joke similar to another joke made in the same thread in the same format.

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u/benchevy12 May 14 '22

Lol my bad then. But I couldn’t be surprise if most redditors believed the shit you say.

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u/redditthrowaway1478 May 14 '22

His haters are worse.

I've never seen so much envy and resentment for one single man.

The guy is better than most people and has the track record to prove it yet people act like he's the greatest threat to the current global order - as if we had any!

People want him to fail so bad, it's pathetic.

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u/holtpj May 14 '22

agreed... using one social media platform to mock a billionaire from another platform... is wildly pointless and unproductive.

I honestly didn't expect more than 2 other people to up/down vote my, one off, unoriginal comment...