The Problem with Twitter

The problem with Twitter is not its management, its Trust & Safety Council, or its anti-free speech policy. The problem is that MPAI (Most People Are Idiots) and social media magnifies their idiocy. Consider the following exchange on Gab, after Andrew Torba reposted my comment about Jordan Peterson and other Pied Pipers of the Right.

Elon Musk is not, and will never be, one of “the good guys”. Neither is Joe Rogan, Jordan Peterson, Ben Shapiro, Glenn Beck, Dennis Prager, or any other figurehead elevated and propped up by the wicked corpocracy. When will morons on the right stop falling for the same charade?

@voxday I love it when people say stuff like this then offer zero examples to back up their reasoning. And then when someone says something contrary to the OP the response is “you’re retarded.” That doesn’t make anyone believe what you’ve said; even if @a reposts your vague statement.

@rurallifemurica @a First, I’ve published an entire book exposing Jordan Peterson, and written dozens of posts documenting political frauds from Bill O’Reilly to Ben Shapiro. Literally 3 seconds of effort on your part were required, but you couldn’t even manage that. Second, since you are observably incapable of having your mind changed by information, there is absolutely no point in providing you with more detailed information. Rhetoric is all you speak, so rhetoric is all you get. Third, you’re retarded.

The fact that most people are limited to rhetorical communication and lurch from one position to another on the basis of their emotional manipulation by external sources is why social media is ultimately just another societal management tool for the elite. A recent study that paid inveterate Fox News watchers to watch CNN for an extended of period of time demonstrated, contrary to the study’s hypothesis, that the views of those watchers changed considerably in response to what is, quite literally, the programming of their minds.

Any platform that wishes to remain functional on a dialectic level will find it necessary to limit access to it, or it will rapidly descend into precisely the same morass of moronics that engulfs every popular social media platform, regardless of its orientation and policies. This is why we harbor no desire to open up either SocialGalactic or comments on other platforms to the public.

As one SGer observed, “It’s not an echo chamber. It’s a high-pass IQ filter.”


The cost of corporate cancer

As one SocialGalactician discovered, the convergence can metastasize quickly if left untreated:

An SJW snuck into my organisation while I was out for a month. Cost to the business: $150,000, 3 months lost progress, 5 bad hires, 2 lost investment opportunities. Finally cancelled him and his entire team this week.

First red flag: Tried to hire a female developer who couldn’t code but was very much into “women in tech”. I raised the alarm immediately but no one wanted to rock the boat.

Second red flag: Promotes “working from home” policies and hires people who know him personally. Result: Startup culture that doesn’t deliver anything but has a great “culture”.

Third red flag: Breaks down in tears when confronted and claims this is affecting his mental health.

Penny drop: Investors walking away because nothing gets done, finally have enough ammo to take him down.

Keep SJWs out of your organizations. It doesn’t matter if it’s a softball team or a software company, SJWs will destroy it. It’s literally their purpose for being. You can’t reason with them or teach them any more than you can reason with or teach a cancer cell. 

Building nihilists

 Spacebunny points out the long-term consequences for the trophies-for-everyone generation:

The rarely discussed long term effect of “a trophy for everyone” is how this has destroyed more than one generation’s mental toughness and drive to succeed. If, at a very young age and then for years, you are told your successes are meaningless and not worthy of being noted or acknowledged, what does that do to your ability to compete successfully in any area in the future?

No wonder so many of them are weak, afraid of failure, and desperate for affirmation. The purposeful detachment of effort from accomplishment has proven to be insidious and psychologically devastating.

An awkward disagreement

You think you’ve got problems? Big Bear has no sympathy for you. From SocialGalactic:

You know how you think you have some awkward disagreements with your friends? My friend @voxday literally makes leather bound books…out of GOATS…you’ll be fine with you and your coworkers disagreement on the friggin moon landing!

Ahead of the curve

As seen on Socialgalactic:

“Cities are done.”
– Scott Adams, 1 June 2020

Scott Adams sure is ahead of the curve. And that curve is donkeys that suffer from severe mental retardation. What clued you in Scott? The nationwide race riots only in cities? Or the fact cold and flu season can shut down all commerce for months? Scott Adams thinks he’s crushing it because he gets his info from Fox AND CNN.
– The Big Bear

I liked Scott Adams a lot better when he simply commented on the corpocracy with cartoons. This ridiculous social Nostradamus routine of his is both tedious and unconvincing. I mean, how impressed is anyone supposed to be that he predicted Trump was going to win before he predicted Trump was going to lose before he predicted Trump was going to win again?

SocialGalactic invites round 2

All the 6k+ invitations to SocialGalactic that were not either accepted or rejected are being sent out again today and tomorrow. If you still haven’t received one by the end of day tomorrow, please do not let us know or complain about this, as we are not responsible for managing your inbox or teaching you about the existence of your Spam, Junk, Social, and Promotions folders, just to name four places that people “who were not sent invites” have belatedly discovered their invitations. If you’re searching your inbox for the invite, look for “sg@”.

Please note that after tomorrow, sending me an email about how you haven’t received an invitation to SG2 will only result in your email going onto my black list and rendering it impossible for you to email me in the future.

Do not confuse customer support with education.

It’s not about the numbers

It’s about the quality of the engagement and the strength of the commitment.

One blogger who is on SocialGalactic recently commented that his 85 followers on SocialGalactic have made a much bigger impact on his blog traffic than his 500 followers on Gab. We’ve seen similar results vis-a-vis social media platforms ranging from Instagram and Twitter to Facebook and Amazon.

But then, Man has known this since the days of Gideon and Leonidas. Better 200 who will stand and fight than 20,000 who will run.

A landmark

I’m pleased to be able to announce that SocialGalactic surpassed 1,000 daily posts for the first time in its very brief history yesterday, 9 January 2020. There were 1,133 new posts, to be precise. The crushing will continue. Once we get the necessary badges created, we will start inviting the creator-specific subscribers, including Feed the Bear, The Legend, and Grow or Die subscribers.

In other news, I am contemplating a change to the Castalia Deluxe / Castalia Library lines as we finalize the covers. At present, the favored approach for the latter favors the Latin, as opposed to the Italian I’d originally suggested.

  • Castalia Deluxe —> Castalia Library
  • Castalia Library —> Libraria Castalia

I think both will look very good on the spines. If you are a subscriber of either leatherbound line, please share your opinion in the comments.

Speaking of SocialGalactic, an artist there has created what may be one of the strangest “advertisements” for a “televised” show ever produced. I have to admit, I like it.

A pity conservatives don’t follow suit

PewDiePie is done with Twitter now too:

On Sunday he announced he will be quitting YouTube in 2020.

And a day later, PewDiePie wiped his Twitter account of all its tweets, keeping the profile there only to ‘prevent fake accounts’.

The online sensation, 30, had been using Twitter regularly but unfollowed all of the accounts he once followed.

Good for him. Twitter is a cesspool. And on a not-entirely-unrelated note, the first SG2 invites to Unauthorized Annual members have gone out. The SG1 subscribers will be invited next. Once all the Unauthorized members have been invited, we’ll look at opening it up to everyone who is interested. This is a process that will take several weeks at a minimum, and we want to go step-by-step in order to manage the initial influx, so please be patient.

And yes, Castalia Deluxe members will also be receiving Bronze SG2 subscriptions in due course. Complete with a special book icon for the readers….

A triumph of clean speech

As a final act on SocialGalactic 1.0, I took a poll of its users to see what they thought of our new #cleanspeech policy. The results demonstrate very clearly why free speech is not a viable foundation for a new social media platform.

What do you think of SocialGalactic’s #cleanspeech policy? (400 votes)

  • 80.8{13f7cd41d75ad26df9f677947736378fee6e9e6bdea39ae580d95ac2edeca384}: YES! I prefer limited and clean speech.
  • 04.8{13f7cd41d75ad26df9f677947736378fee6e9e6bdea39ae580d95ac2edeca384}: NO! I prefer completely free speech.
  • 14.5{13f7cd41d75ad26df9f677947736378fee6e9e6bdea39ae580d95ac2edeca384}: I really don’t care either way.

In other words, more than 95 percent of potential early adopters either prefer the #cleanspeech model or don’t mind it. What most people care about is not free speech per se, but rather, being able to speak their opinion, and speak the truth, without being subjected to abuse, harassment, and an unending flow of vulgarity, obscenity, and degeneracy. I think we can build on that concept for SocialGalactic 2.0.