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Elon Musk leaves ominous message after blacking out his Twitter account

Published: 1/Nov/2019 18:07

by Eli Becht


Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk indicated he was leaving Twitter, after saying he isn’t sure about the platform anymore.

Elon Musk, who currently boasts over 29 Twitter followers, announced he was “going offline” on the platform as he said he wasn’t sure about the “good of Twitter,” while mentioning that he thinks Reddit still seems okay.

He didn’t delete his account entirely, but he did replace his profile picture with a black image.

This led many fans to wonder if he’s actually serious about leaving Twitter. It would be a big deal if he never came back since he’s leaving behind such a large audience and has actually created a lot of fans in the meme community.

Elon Musk’s popularity has grown so much outside of SpaceX that he was able to crossover into the world of PewDiePie and even host an episode of Meme Review.

Musk isn’t leaving social media altogether, and it’s entirely possible he won’t even be gone for long. Since he mentioned he has no problems with Reddit as of yet, we can expect to still see him active and interacting with people there.

He would leave far too big of a void if he were to leave social media entirely so it’s good to see him at least stick around on one platform. Since his account isn’t deleted on Twitter, it does leave the door open for a return in the future.

Social media criticism has been pushed to the forefront as Facebook’s creator Mark Zuckerberg has come under fire for his handling of privacy and ads on Facebook. 

On October 30, Twitter announced it would be pulling all political ads from the platform as a way to distance themselves from the controversy.

While Elon Musk didn’t go into great detail about his departure from Twitter, the timing could be tied to Twitter’s advertising decision. Time will tell if he ever returns to the platform.


Streamer goes viral for calling out “disrespectful” Among Us players

Published: 4/Dec/2020 16:53

by Michael Gwilliam


YouTuber and Twitch streamer Julien ‘julien’ Solomita has gone viral for a clip in which he called out Among Us players who are disrespectful towards others in-game.

In the viral clip, which has been viewed over 350,000 times since being uploaded to Twitter on December 4, Julien blasted people who infect his lobbies with negativity or make others feel “unsafe.”

“When I make these lobbies, when I go around and hit up some of my friends, and often times some of my friends’ friends to play Among Us with me, I have one thing in mind: that everyone I’m inviting gets to have fun,” the streamer began his rant.

“Gets to feel welcome. Gets to feel safe. Gets the exact opportunity as everyone else to be listened to. And gets to go home at the end of the night and say that had a good night of gaming,” he continued.

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Among Us has become one of the most popular online games.

According to Julien, this mantra should be enforced for new people. “I’ve met more people in the streaming world playing Among Us than I’ve ever met, by far, than any other game,” he explained. “So, when new people are in my lobbies, I try to go extra to out of my way to make those people feel like they’re welcome and they get to have fun.”

Communication can be key in Among Us, so it makes sense that anyone who plays would want to be able to speak freely and not be spoken over. As such, when players aren’t able to get a word in, the experience can be ruined.

This is why the streamer has “zero tolerance” for the “normalization” of disrespecting people in video games.

“Among Us is a game and it’s for fun. It’s not so boys can talk over women. It’s not to make new people in the group feel small or unwelcome. It’s not to win in every game at all costs,” he continued to rant. “It’s a game and it’s for everybody to enjoy.”

He went on to reach out to players who may have been disrespected in online games and hoped that they never experienced that again. “I don’t want anyone here to get the idea that it’s even close to normal for that to be how you feel when you play a video game. That’s not normal. It’s f**king weird, it’s wrong.”

A lot of people have taken Solomita’s message to heart and voiced their agreement in the replies. Hopefully, his words have a lasting effect on players feeling a bit out of touch in online games such as Among Us.