Fandango’s Provocative Question #189

Whether or not you have a Twitter account, how do you feel about Musk’s takeover of Twitter and the changes he’s made so far. Do you care one way or the other? If you currently are on Twitter, do you plan to continue actively using it?

I don’t have a Twitter account, I really can’t be bothered to be constantly checking a mobile phone to see who tweeted what. Anyone who knows me knows that when I am at home my phone is usually on the charger, in my handbag with a flat battery because I forgot to put it on the charger or on my desk because some benighted organisation is forcing me to use two step verification to log in to their site. I like security, I dislike being forced to use a phone when I’m already online on the computer. But I digress.

Initially I was mostly concerned mostly about Elon Musk allowing certain people back on the platform and what it might lead to. He says that he supports freedom of speech but I suspect he means only if he agrees with it.

Then I read about how he was firing his chief executives and having them escorted out of the building and firing employees, including those here in Australia, via email. Regardless of whether it’s a necessary cutback or not I just feel that’s no way to behave. In fact I think it sounds like very arrogant behaviour and the sort of thing that I expect will happen in January 2025 if a certain party gets his way.

I don’t know a great deal about Elon Musk but I don’t like people who are arrogant and don’t treat their employees with respect.. I don’t think he will improve Twitter. I don’t know what would frankly. I don’t care about Twitter as such but I don’t like the idea of it being run by someone like him.

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I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


  1. I have a twitter account but only use it to promote this blog. My posts automatically post to twitter as they do to facebook. I find his arrogance interesting but after that last presidency, and seeing the damage arrogance can do, I do not find arrogance as interesting as I used to.

    It seems to me he bought twitter in order to reverse all the positive policies that were put in place after that last presidency. I suppose he thinks he can make it the success that Truth Social never achieved.

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  2. I also just use it to promote the blog, but if I couldn’t, I’ll manage. I have not had good social media experiences. I have done my best to close my FB account but somehow, it keep reopening. I don’t even look at it anymore nor will I follow anyone who “blogs” on Facebook.

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