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Elon Musk tells Jack Dorsey what he would change if he ran Twitter

Published: 19/Jan/2020 18:04

by Daniel Cleary

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed to Jack Dorsey what he would change about Twitter during the platform’s OneTeam 2020 conference in Houston.

Thousands of Twitter employees were gathered in Houston for the OneTeam conference to kick off the new decade.

During the event, founder Jack Dorsey called Tesla CEO Elon Musk on a video conference to say a few words and share some of his wisdom with those attending.

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Elon Musk speaking with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey at OneTeam conference.

When Jack asked for some feedback and what he would do to improve the company, Elon Musk expressed that he had one particular change in mind.

“I think it would be helpful to differentiate’ between bots and real users,” Musk shared, “Is this a real person or is this a botnet or a sort of troll army or something like that?”

As someone who often gets targeted by bots with spam replies to many of his posts, it made sense why he would be looking for there to be an easy way to differentiate between the real and automated responses.

“How do you tell if the feedback is real or someone trying to manipulate the system, or probably real, or probably trying to manipulate the system?” he continued.

Elon also pointed out that groups would often use bots to skew perception even in cases such as political matters, “what do people actually want, what are people actually upset about versus manipulation of the system by various interest groups.”

Although the idea would likely be welcomed by Twitter users, many have claimed that it would be quite a difficult one to implement on the platform.

Another massive feature that has been in demand from some of the site’s users would be the ability to edit tweets once they have been sent out, however, Dorsey has shown little interest in making it happen as of yet.

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Dr Disrespect trolls mobile gamers and players take the bait

Published: 26/Nov/2020 12:49

by David Purcell

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Dr Disrespect has taken a cheeky swipe at mobile gamers on Twitter, asking how anybody can even consider it to be a “serious” way to play – but players are fighting their corner. 

The Two-Time has had a whirlwind 2020 by all accounts. He’s moved platforms from Twitch to YouTube, and while some might have expected his influence on the gaming world to perhaps decrease in that move – he’s still one of the best at stirring the pot.

Of course, a lot of franchises that made their name on PC and console, like Call of Duty, PUBG, FIFA and Fortnite, have brought their games to iOS and Android.

Though, Doc doesn’t seem to be a fan.

Dr Disrespect takes aim at mobile gamers

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Dr Disrespect has turned into a mainstream symbol of the streaming world, and sure knows how to get people talking.

On November 26, literally out of nowhere in vintage Doc style, he decided to joke about the idea of playing games on mobile.

He said: “I’ve got 3 state-of-the-art 1ms speed color calibrated monitors staring at me, a keyboard with titan switch optical keystrokes and a mouse that weighs literally nothing backed by a 200k multi pc setup….and you have the guts to tell me mobile gaming is a serious thing?”

As you might expect, he’s sparked a huge debate in the replies – with some arguing for and against his point of view.

One user, by the name of Yettobegin, said: “Well Dr.D not everyone can afford a good PC setup and that’s why mobile gaming is so popular in southern Asian countries.. Anyways I don’t hear any mobile gamers fighting for validation as a “Gamer”.. If u want to play in mobile and have fun who cares?!”

If you thought that was a strong response, wait until you see this.

Tribe Gaming’s Ferg challenged the self-professed best video gamer in the world to a 1v1 in CoD Mobile, with $100,000 on the line. As of writing, that has not been accepted, but it shows there’s certainly a lot of people out there wanting to prove him wrong.

This was not the only challenge, with Elijah Jackson offering a $10,000 wager of his own.

XSET Juicy, who plays PUBG Mobile competitively, also fired back – saying maybe gaming on mobile is too “difficult” for Doc to handle.

Nothing might come from this or Dr Disrespect actually might take up one of the offers, in a way to shoot down mobile gamers who stand in his way.

No matter what, though, he’s certainly achieved his objective of drumming up some debate. What happens next should be interesting.