What I mean when I talk about social media and advertisement
a SMART BRAIND essay about twitter
Every time you write a “thread”, an opinion piece longer than a tweet, the eye of Sauron is on you. They ban you for something else – formally it’s something else, somewhere you used a swear word. But that is legalese, “we know he is guilty, we just gotta find something to accuse him of”, mob stuff. You don’t get banned for ordering killings, you get banned for a parking ticket.
Every time you post content directly onto the twitter feed, you are working directly against the wishes of the twitter corporation. If you write that shit down, slab it on a blog, and link the blog in a single tweet, saying “read my blog”, you are tolerated by the twitter corporation – because the blog host owner makes 10 cents per click, and twitter gets 1% of that, for directing the clicks. I don’t know the actual numbers but you get the idea. I’m not some math nerd. I’m not some numberbitch.
Real simple like:
Long thread 2000 words: hosting cost 2 cents, so you need to add more than 2 cents of value to the twitter Brand, for it to be a worthwhile transaction for the twitter corporation to host it.
If your opinion happens to be something that is deemed not adding value to the twitter brand, then hosting you is a net loss. You add no revenue and you add no marketing value and you do not increase the twitter stock price. If you write all that BUT, host it on medium, or a podcast host, or whatever it is – at worst, twitter’s budget evens out. Most likely they make an infinitesimally small profit off you, by getting 1 % of the 10% that the host takes off of the 5 dollars your subscriber/audience pays to you, for facilitating it (Plus, it adds value to the twitter brand by affirming it’s role as Content Sorting Mechanism and Engagement-facilitator.)
Twitter is marketing. Twitter is an advertisement machine. Tv is dead, replaced by the internet – this does not mean “turning off” the stupid tv shows and doing something productive with your time. It does not mean that we are “above it”. It means that now the shows are cancelled, it’s just advertisements all the time, all time slots are advertisement breaks. The internet, post 2007 turned into a permanent commercial break. Which is another way of saying war propaganda.
Native advertisement and paid video game reviews is just the tip of the iceberg. It’s literally all downstream from the American military industrial complex. eightchan users discovered hard proof of this and established a paper trail, and that’s why there’s no trace of the website on the internet today, and the only information you can find anywhere about it, is that it was a terrorist nazi virgin incel Australian training camp. But I digress.
Kantbot and Bap will never get removed from twitter, because they have podcasts and self control - “skill”. Someone with an equal sized audience, who does not have a podcast, will be banned sooner or later. The bigger the audience, the sooner.
“but Randy, what about Milo, what about Stefan Molyneux, what about some youtuber, what about x y and z? They all had podcasts and they got banned from twitter”
Easy. They’re retards. They are complete ding dong trying-to-tie-your-shoes-with-your-asshole retarded. They are not serious people. They don’t know what they are doing and treated internet fame as if it was pre-internet fame.
It all comes down to understanding the technology, and working within the frame. It comes down to *technique*. “Skilfully using a tool”. In terms of the internet, some have a greater intuitive understanding of it than others. Some have the “verbal tradition” of forum culture, honed the “skill”. Kantbot and Bap both know exactly what they are doing. I personally think Bap is better at it and has a deeper understanding. Neither are masters. The real masters don’t post at all. If you reach enlightenment and complete, perfect skill, perfect wielding of the tool, you stop posting. Imagine the mythical perfect anime swordsman that’s so strong he doesn’t ever even draw his blade, and people are just blown away by his anime aura. It’s basically like that, but for Heidegger and McLuhan (Heidegger is the katana and McLuhan is the Wakizashi).
My medium blog
I understand why people don’t like medium. I don’t like it either. I never ever read anything on there. I looked today at a random thing on my >algorithmically-specially-suited-just-for-me front page, and it was like a dissociative episode. My guess is 99% of the content there is purely algorithm generated. No human being could produce that, it reeks of robot. It’s just completely insane. It reads like a barely functional severely mentally disabled person reciting half-remembered tv clichés. While drunk.
Basically I don’t blame you not wanting to go there. It’s fucking shit. It’s trash - at best. It’s likely literally evil. But everything is. As far as I can tell, there are no good other options. Only thing I can think of is literally, the blog formula from ten years ago. Host your own blog, have a paypal link. Closest we can get to anything half ethical. it’s fucked. it’s completely fucked. Everything is intertwined with “social media”, which is a dangerous alt right dog whistle for “content distribution” which is a dangerous alt right dog whistle for “advertisement”. And its not just in the sense of “well everyone’s using it so you have to adapt”, it’s deeply, technologically and economically, and legally, tangled together. Silicon valley already owns the internet, because they have a monopoly on *distribution*. They have a monopoly on E-trucking. E-transportation, E-shipping. The E-quivalent of all that in the real world, for E-conomics. You can’t make money on the internet without interfacing with either Google, facebook or twitter at some level. You’d have to do a lot more foot work than I’m prepared to do to place the banks into this and figure out the specifics of it. Maybe The Ebook scam is the way of the future. It’s pretty close to ethical. You only interact with amazon.
I think basically what happened in the 00’s was the internet took the banks by surprise, and what we’ve been seeing since 2007 is an economic centralisation of the internet, as international banking has succeeded in putting out the fire before it really took off, by financing Steve jobs, basically. In a nutshell. I think the iphone was designed for the sole purpose of making banking apps the primary way of paying for things, to exert dominance over the new playing field. I am completely convinced that was design goal nr 1, and everything else, mind control and propaganda and all that, was icing on the cake, a lucky coincidence.
It’s the same thing with crypto currencies. I don’t believe in crypto currencies long term. I think the battle was already fought and lost, long before it was even invented. It’s a good get rich quick scheme and I support it for that reason. I wanna see my boys make some money. But I don’t believe in the technology, and I don’t believe in will have any kind of lasting impact. If you’d done it 20 years ago, it could have. But the systems are too firmly in place. I don’t see a political solution.