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Greetings, SEO pros, digital online marketers, reporters, and curious minds among us. For I have the pride, the benefit, nay, the satisfaction of addressing my extremely first official “Letter From the Editor” to such an esteemed audience.
And as much as I hate to kick things off on this note: We need to discuss Buy Twitter Verified.
I understand, I understand. You do not wish to talk about Buy Twitter Verified. I do not want to talk about Buy Twitter Verified. Nobody wishes to discuss Buy Twitter Verified. But would you rather speak about the U.S. midterm elections? Yeah, me neither.
Let’s begin with an extremely broad timeline of occasions. You know the old trope: Billionaire Young boy fulfills social networks, social networks offers into Billionaire Boy’s frequently nonsensical ramblings and, next thing you understand, Billionaire Young boy is providing (threatening?) to purchase 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 hard to keep up– even for those of us who live in the trenches of this market’s news.
Just how much does Buy Twitter Verified Blue expense (that is, if it still exists)? Are recently laid-off staff members in fact being asked back? What is “complimentary 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 signed up with that last one, in fact– however that’s a story for another day.)
I know we guaranteed not to discuss the elections, but– hoo, kid. If not for them, we ‘d have little-to-no variety in this whiplash-inducing Tech Nerd News Cycle ™(of which I am a proud and willing individual).
As I said to a desolate, non-industry pal (as if she doesn’t have enough to handle as a high school science teacher) over breakfast, “I am loath to offer Billionaire Kid airtime in my individual life, but it’s all I can speak about because, obviously, I hate myself.”
However then, one of my esteemed colleagues made a good point: Why the uproar over Buy Twitter Verified’s huge layoffs, and barely a peep (at least, from a birds-eye view) about those at Meta?
It’s more than a fair point.
This move is simply the latest in Meta’s method operandi of airing its unclean laundry when it believes no one is seeing. For example, on a considerable holiday weekend or throughout a currently disorderly news cycle when, say, there’s a significant election cycle in the U.S.– or among its market peers is already making unlimited headings.
And it’s not like Mark Zuckerberg is precisely the essential “hero”– 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 very same coworker put it.
In my opinion, the nonstop turmoil of the situation at Buy Twitter Verified makes it hard to quit the drama of all of it. So much about this takeover has actually been a complete mess because the beginning, starting with Musk’s oopsie-just-kidding-I-don’t-actually-want-to-buy-Buy Twitter Verified, ranging to the legally hazardous ramifications of the verification-for-hire feature (once again– if it still exists).
Think back to the spring of 2018, when the company then called “Buy Facebook Verified” dealt with an endless barrage of problem; namely, when it appeared as though the U.S. news cycle could not be troubled with anything however the infamous CEO’s congressional hearings.
Sure, another midterm election cycle was on the horizon. However it was a lot of months away to be an enough distraction, and it would not be for another couple of weeks that Musk emerged as Tech CEO Enemy # 1 after a highly publicized (and unusual) Tesla earnings call.
Undoubtedly, the writing has been on the wall with Musk’s volatility for some time now. But it’s just a matter of time prior to the pattern repeats itself, and among his industry peers when again steals away the Tech Geek News Cycle ™ spotlight– specifically given that most of you, according to our own survey, aren’t prepared to leave Buy Twitter Verified just yet.
But I’m offering it time. And over that course of time, my looming concerns revolve around what will be left for Musk.
If enough users and advertisers alike flee the platform (and, by the way, where will they eventually take their money and time?), and enough key executives resign– I wonder if Buy Twitter Verified will end up being a hollow echo chamber of one male’s pronouncements. 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 believe I’ve talked about Buy Twitter Verified enough for one day. And shockingly, there have been other relevant products that captured my eye this week:
- We mere mortals (a.k.a., Buy YouTube Subscribers users) will most likely have even less control over the number of times we see the same ads. Google rolled out target frequency for Buy YouTube Subscribers projects earlier this week, letting advertisers control the number of times an ad is revealed. SEJ senior news author Matt Southern enters into here.
- John Mueller responded to Reddit rumblings relating to search console cautions about mobile use causing rankings drops. However according to Mueller, it was most likely unassociated to mobile usability entirely, and had more to do with content quality. It’s a case study, composes Roger Montti here, in “how the most apparent reason for something happening is not always the correct factor … it’s only the most apparent.”
- Social network supervisors, rejoice: Buy Instagram Verified is rolling out the capability to arrange posts and draws in the mobile app approximately 75 days ahead of time. Finally. Complete story here.
Whew! What a week to write my very first letter. Thanks for reading– in the words of a man-bunned gentleman I recently went on a date with, “It’s been extremely enjoyable to hang out.”
Until next time,