Twitter stock is dropping like Johnny Manziel’s career bell curve.
Part of it is the complete lack of a business model that includes a road to real profit.
But the other part? Twitter’s efforts to actively antagonize half of the population – including yours truly:
The company recently put in a place a “Trust and Safety Council” that they staffed with hard-left social justice nuts. And I do mean real nuts — one of them includes an Islamic “research center” that makes CAIR look like choir boys.
Of course, being a private company, they can ‘censor’ anyone they want, for any reason they want. They can have a “Trust and Safety Council” with Rachel Maddow, Jane Fonda and the board of NOW, for all it matters.
But Twitter might want to think about the fact that about half of the population in this country is conservative, and the other half liberal. It’s not quite that simple of a division, but it’s close enough.
And unlike a little privately-run place like this, where my first and foremost goal is not to maximize my advertising revenue, that is precisely Twitter’s first and foremost goal.
It’s only a matter of time before a public company that does this sort of thing winds up like MySpace.
And while Twitter, being an ultra-ultra-liberal operation that swims in the liberal pond that is San Francisco, may not actually know, or really believe that, one need only look at the successive flops of efforts that need general acceptance but actively antagonize half the populations (see also; every anti-war movie of the past decade, Truth, MSNBC, and on and on).
And good riddance. As I wrote about the other day, Twitter is a vast wasteland of stupid punctuated by the rare little points of misplaced brilliance; like someone doing an impromptu Mozart violin concerto at Wrestlemania.
Let it burn.