Not how this works

Here’s why Elon’s cunning plan is so stupid:

Twitter has applied a temporary limit to the number of tweets users can read in a day, owner Elon Musk has said.

In a tweet of his own, Mr Musk said unverified accounts are now limited to reading 600 posts a day.

If you don’t use Twitter that might sound reasonable, like the Guardian and the Washington Post and similar saying you can read X number of articles for X price. (They don’t do that, but they could.) But Twitter doesn’t work like a newspaper, because what you see is what Twitter decides to show you. It mostly works because what Twitter decides to show you is shaped by what you’ve liked in the past, but this is new Elon Twitter, and lately it’s been regularly showing me garbage that seems purely random. The future will be “here are your 600 random garbage tweets, there you go, see you tomorrow.”

So everyone will leave, and Elon will be saying “What just happened?”

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